New Launch for Benetti: M/Y BLAKE

New Launch for Benetti: M/Y BLAKE

New Launch for Benetti: M/Y BLAKE

New Launch for Benetti: M/Y BLAKE
Jun 22, 2018

Last Saturday the 26th, in the presence of 300 invited guests, the 50-meter Full Custom Mega Yacht M/Y “Blake” has been launched from the slipway at the Viareggio shipyard, ready to set off in comfort and silence on the long cruises she is designed for.  

Benetti is proud to announce the eleventh slipway launch since 1999, year of construction of Via Coppino shipyard, in Viareggio. M/Y “Blake”, the longest GRP hull and aluminium superstructure yacht ever build by Benetti, raised her first waves with an impressive dive from the 8%-gradient slipway at the Viareggio production facility. The shipyard is the only one in Italy equipped to handle this particular type of launch ceremony, for superyachts between 40 and 50 meters in length, max draft of 2,6 metres and weighing up to 350 tonnes.  

As the Company did back in March 2016, when the 45-meter Full Custom Mega Yacht M/Y “Domani” dived into the water for the first time from the same slipway, Benetti once again invited over 300 guests to this unusual ceremony, including local authorities, friends and employees, who enjoyed the event together with a large crowd of curious who made their way to the Darsena Italia docks.  

M/Y “Blake” has a distinctive interior layout, featuring exceptional livability, designed in partnership with London-based firm Bannenberg & Rowell Design. Her remarkable habitability, impressive range (4,000 nautical miles at 11 knots) and low level of noise and vibration make the yacht ideal for spending long periods on board in total comfort. 

The guest area on the Lower Deck occupies a surface area of 310 square meters and offers four cabins. In addition, the lounge on the Upper Deck can be transformed into another VIP cabin. The Sun Deck has a large area for socialising and the spacious owner’s apartment is forward on the Main Deck.  

The stern garage can house a 6.3-meter tender, while in the bow there are two jet skis and a rescue boat compartment. The aft swim platform is a beach club with a stern door that opens up to form a spacious terrace at water level. 

The two Caterpillar C32 Acert engines each produce 1,193 kW, delivering a cruising speed of about 14 knots and a top speed of 15.5 knots.  


Lunghezza f.t./ Length overall 

49,80 m 

164’ ft 

Larghezza max / Beam max 

9,26 m 

30’38’’ ft 

Immersione massima / Draft max 

2,7 m 

8’85’’ ft 

Scafo e Sovrastruttura / Hull and Superstructrure 

GRP / Aluminium 

Dislocamento a pieno carico / Full Load Displacement 

435 t 

Capacità casse combustibile / Fuel tank capacity 

55.000 l 

14,531 US gals 

Capacità cassa acqua / Fresh water capacity 

11.000 l 

2,906 US gals 

Cabine armatore e ospiti / Owner & Guest cabins 

12 people in 6 cabins  

Cabine equipaggio / Crew cabins 

8 people in 6 cabins 

Motori principali / Main engines 

2 Caterpillar C32 Acert di 1.193 kW @ 2.300 rpm 

Generatori / Generators 

1 x CAT 125 kW, 50Hz - 1 x CAT 143 kW, 50Hz 

Elica di prua / Bow thruster 

Electrical motor 90 kW 

Stabilizzatori/ Stabilizers 

Naiad Dynamics 

Velocità massima / Max speed 

15,5 nodi 

15.5 knots 

Autonomia a 11 nodi / Range @ 11 kn 

4.000 Nm 

4,000 Nm 

Classificazione / Classification 

ABS + A1 (E) Commercial Yachting Service, + AMS 

Costruttore / Builder 

Benetti Shipyard 

Architettura Navale / Naval Architecture 

Azimut Benetti Spa - Benetti Technical Department 

Concept + Designer esterni / Concept + Exterior designer 


Designer interni / Interior designer 

Bannenberg & Rowell Design 

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