Benetti’s 15th Vision 145 has launched in Viareggio...

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Benetti’s 15th Vision 145 has launched in Viareggio...

Recent Launches

She’s MY ‘Checkmate’. The owner is an emininemt American surgeon.

JUNE 2012

The launching ceremony for the 44m (145ft) Checkmate, the latest Stefano Righini-drawn Benetti Vision 145, was held on Saturday, June 9, in the Darsena Italia Basin. The black-hulled BV018 is the 15th of Vision series. The client is an eminent American surgeon from Washington DC.
MY Checkmate's François Zuretti-styled interior marries cherry and burr-madrona carpentry and veneers with dark neoclassical inlays.
She has twin 1,300hp C32 Cats and a cruising range of 3,500nm at 12 knots. Her maximum speed is 15 knots.
"We are particularly proud of our latest launch,” says Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of group’s mega-yacht division, not least because she is the 100th fiberglass motoryacht to have been built by the group in Viareggio since 1998.

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