NEW GRAN TURISMO 45 ANNOUNCED - Sundance Marine

 A single glance confirms that the Grand Turismo 45 belongs to the new generation of BENETEAU Express Cruisers. With its sleek lines and sporty hull, this 14.78-metre yacht boasts elegant details such as the “fashion plates” fixed to the sides of the hard-top and on the engine air intakes. These plates are finished in metallic grey paint, giving the boat a look reminiscent of a luxury sports automobile.

Thus adorned, the Gran Turismo 45 takes all the best features of its predecessor, the GT 46, and adds to this Beneteau’s GT evolution markers. This approach extends to the yacht’s layout and interior design, which is at once spacious and convivial while providing protection against the outdoor environment. 

The development of the Gran Turismo 45 was driven by a desire to offer the same sailing qualities as the GT 46 while rethinking the boat’s highly successful dynamic design to provide even greater comfort and practicality explains the BENETEAU Product Manager in charge of the project.

The Gran Turismo 45 boasts a range of sophisticated technical solutions designed to make life easier for passengers, and that can be adapted in a flash to fit their needs and expectations at any time and in any weather.

Exterior layout:

The BENETEAU Gran Turismo 45 makes no secret of its stellar leisure facilities. With its vast hydraulically-controlled bathing platform and the comfortable sun pad where two people can relax in style and take in the panoramic view, the GT 45 provides passengers with an exceptional indoor-outdoor environment. This is further enhanced by the sunroof in the new electric hard-top, a standard feature with optional glass panel, that floods the interior with light. The foredeck houses a second, perfectly integrated sun pad with comfortable deck-level cushions. Several optional features include flip-up headrests, canopy / bimini and courtesy lights. 

The Gran Turismo 45 hard-top has been completely redesigned to include a much larger side windows that provide fabulous views of the open sea. Another option is the patio door that protects the boat’s occupants from bad weather. The large starboard side electric window hinges up into the hard-top roof.

Interior layout:

The cockpit of the Gran Turismo 45 is furnished with a vast U-shaped seat that creates a comfortable and convivial area for guests who sit facing the Wet Bar that features sink, fridge and ice-maker. This wetbar also contains a retractable TV that can be raised to provide entertainment. 

On the lower deck, passengers first enter a spacious area filled with natural daylight streaming through the large hull windows. Next, they will be charmed by the warm, elegant interior with grey walnut and white lacquered joinery characteristic of the new generation of Beneteau Express Cruisers.

Beneteau is famous for its expertise and, true to style, the Gran Turismo 45 offers excellent handling on the water. Its Air Step® hull provides outstanding performance and superb manoeuvrability, whatever the speed and sea conditions. At low speed, the boat can be steered easily using the joystick and the optional bow thruster giving you fingertip control over in-harbour manoeuvres and berthing operations. When at sea, the pilot can open the throttle and enjoy the thrilling sensations of the inboard engines – Volvo Z-Drive D6-380/DPH (2 X 380 CV/HP) or Volvo D6-IPS 600 (2 X 440 CH/HP). 

Following in the wake of the Gran Turismo 32, 36 and, more recently, the GT 41, the Gran Turismo 45 is an outstanding addition to the new generation of BENETEAU Express Cruiser.

Sundance Marine currently have the GT36 arriving to Australian waters this spring.