Hulls five and six in the Benetti Fast 125 series slipped into the water within days of each other. That’s the hull of Charade above, and a profile look at My Way below.
It’s been five years since Benetti announced the series, and three years since the first megayacht in it premiered. (That yacht, by the way, was Iron Man.) The Fast 125 features carbon fiber construction for light weight and additional features for improved performance. For one, Benetti’s in-house research and development department worked with Pierluigi Ausonio to create a specific hull design. Benetti calls it D2P, for Displacement to Planing. It’s similar to a fast-displacement design, seeing fuel efficiency throughout the full speed range. It also has a wavepiercer bow. While Benetti doesn’t reveal the fuel burn, it does say that Charade and My Way should see a top speed exceeding 20 knots.
Further benefitting performance, the Fast 125 megayacht series employs Azipull pulling propellers. Created by Rolls Royce, they are steerable and azimuthing, well suited for megayachts and other large vessels topping 20 knots. In addition, they make docking and other close-quarters maneuvering smoother.
Charade and My Way, measuring 124’10” (38.1 meters), have the same interior configurations. Eight guests get four VIP staterooms, while the owners get a main-deck master stateroom. Formal dining takes place on the main deck inside. Two more decks rise above here, unusual for the LOA. The Benetti Fast 125 has an upper deck with a cozy lounge, along with a sun deck devoted to the great outdoors. Speaking of the outdoors, two hot tubs are at guests’ disposal aboard, too.
The Fast 125 series offers three decor packages from which to choose, all by RWD. Interestingly, Charade and My Way both have the Air design, a relatively minimal, modern look. In case you’re wondering, the other designs are Sea and Land. Sea includes mainly blues and greens, while Land features earthy tones.
Charade and My Way both see delivery this summer. In the meantime, hull number seven is in build, selling to a buyer from Turkey a few months ago.