Not content in taking home the much-coveted top prize in the ‘Best Custom-Built Yacht’ category at the Asia Boating Awards 2019, Benetti’s M/Y Spectre, the 69-metre custom yacht that epitomises style, equilibrium and efficiency, has now won Robb Report China’s Best of the Best in the ‘Yachts over 100 feet’ category. This is an important milestone for Benetti, which continues to take home top awards that confirm the brand’s international standing. Continually making a big splash on the world yachting scene, over the last year Spectre has won the Best Yacht Award at the World Superyacht Awards in London and Robb Report USA’s Best of the Best.
Now Benetti has once again won over Asian markets with the shipyard’s capabilities, know-how and craftsmanship, cementing the brand’s place on the international scene as a leading builder of yachts that are both groundbreaking and proud heirs to a great tradition.
This new success for Spectre can be attributed to the sophisticated exterior design by Giorgio M Cassetta who has strived to reconcile the yacht’s sporty character with her sheer size, and also to the style of the interiors which are given a very modern feel with steel detailing and sculpted glass. These are designed by Benetti’s Interior Style Department. The award also takes into consideration the yacht’s sporty performance, the cutting-edge hull technology designed by Mulder Design and the Total Ride Control® system from Naiad Dynamics1.
One of the many striking things about this exclusive yacht is the novel high-speed cruising hull created by famous Dutch firm Mulder Design to deliver incredible performance. As well as a range of 6,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots, Spectre has a top speed of 21.2 knots - 30% faster than a traditional displacement hull. Also contributing to the stunning performance is the Total Ride Control® system by Naiad Dynamics1 which significantly improves cruising stability and onboard comfort using two roll stabilizing fins, two forward pitch control canards and three independently controlled stern interceptor blades.
Benetti is proud to receive this award that confirms the brand’s success and pays tribute to the work of everyone who contributes their long-standing experience and an overriding passion for the sea and beauty to the process of building unique, cutting-edge yachts.
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