Crystal 140 Keeps Apace at Benetti, With Skyler Launch

About seven years after the first hull launched, the Crystal 140 series continues to bring customers to Benetti. Number nine in that series, christened Skyler, hit the water for the first time within the past month.

Skyler’s owner is particularly pleased. “It will be a pleasure for me to navigate this yacht the world over, showing it off with pride,” he says.

“The world over” is not an exaggeration, either. The Crystal 140 series features transatlantic range. Even if buyers don’t intend to have her undertake an ocean crossing, she can put plenty of miles under her hull. Skyler, like the previous deliveries, should see a range exceeding 4,000 nautical miles while cruising at 11 knots. Power comes courtesy of twin Caterpillar C32 ACERTs.

Being a semi-custom megayacht, the Crystal 140 has several consistencies from launch to launch. Construction is composite, for example, and a bulbous bow aids in seakeeping. Beam is set at 29’5” (9 meters), with relaxation spaces spreading out among four decks. Those relaxation spaces include accommodations for 12 passengers, in five staterooms. Even though Skyler’s owner had a choice of how to arrange staterooms, understandably, he kept the master forward on the main deck. It makes the most of the beam there, too, further benefitting from forward-facing ports. He did, however, request Pullmans in the twin cabin to port below decks. In addition, Skyler has a single bed accompanying a double in the opposite-side cabin.

Another interesting twist on space arrangements involves toy stowage. Typically, megayachts like the Crystal 140 have a transom garage, doubling as a beach club. However, the owner of Skyler didn’t want to take that approach. Instead, he requested a dedicated, side-launching garage just forward. The garage holds a PWC, the primary tender, and other watertoys. This, in turn, freed up the transom solely for lounging and together time.

Look for Skyler out on the world’s waters before summer’s end.

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