New Beneteau Gran Turismo 50 – 2018
Sporty and distinctive, Beneteau’s Sport Cruiser flagship completes the renewal of the Beneteau Gran Turismo line perfectly.
Hardtop or Sportfly, the Gran Turismo 50 is the first of the Beneteau boats to be fitted with the onboard Ship control technology. Based on the ‘full space’ concept, the main deck of the Gran Turismo 50 is completely open so that everyone can join in the fun on board.
In the vanguard of sport cruisers, the Gran Turism o 50 is a dazzling combination of Beneteau Power’s expertise, the hallmark of the Nuvolari & Lenard designer duo and the talent of Andreani Design.
Equipped with the AirStep 2 planing hull, developed together with Volvo the engine manufacturer, the Gran Turismo 50 is fast, smooth and comfortable. Offered with the IPS 600 propulsion system, she offers excellent sea-keeping and optimum fuel consumption.
In the hardtop configuration, the Gran Turismo 50 combines a retractable sun visor, side glazing that can be lowered and an opening roof. Aside from being elegant, this equipment provides protection and ventilation – a real bonus underway and at anchor.
As for the Gran Turismo 50 Sportfly, it has a second helm with a stunning view of the sea. Seamlessly integrated into the boat’s line, the Sportfly has a double bench seat, converting to a sun-lounger, beside the driver’s seat, as well as a comfortable saloon seating up to five guests.
A tender garage and a huge swim platform at the stern are a clever addition to this large sporty model. The tender garage can hold either a tender, an outboard engine of up to 2.90 m, or a Williams minijet. Withstanding a weight of 350 kg and equipped with a hydraulic lowering system on option, the full-beam swim platform is submersible for the enjoyment of a variety of water sports.
For the first time on a boat this size, the ship control onboard technology provides simple centralized access to her controls. Inspired by similar equipment used in the car industry, this user-friendly intuitive interface is a new step towards offering everyone the opportunity to enjoy boating. With Ship Control you can check the gauges, manage air-conditioning, navigation lights, indoor lights and the Hi-Fi system. A tap on the navigation screens or a 7 inch tablet and above and the Gran Turismo 50 obeys your every command.
Designed and fitted out with people who like to express their individuality in mind, the Gran Turismo 50 has elegant and intelligently organized spaces.
Destined for pleasure, the cockpit continues in the form of a vast lounge area on the main full-space deck of the Gran Turismo 50. The cleverly concealed pocket frame glass door opens seamlessly onto the deck, creating remarkable harmony and incredible comfort underway or at anchor.
The many glass windows and portholes and incredible space on the lower deck fill the boat with lots of natural light. In the two available versions – ‘saloon cosy’ or three cabins – the Gran Turismo 50 has a full-beam owner suite, bathed in light and enjoying an en-suite shower room and dressing room style fittings. With top quality, skilfully crafted and harmoniously matched materials, beautiful wood finishes and attention to detail.
The Gran Turismo 50 is practical and stunning. The walnut woodwork marries well with the padded linings and lacquered items, not the mention the pleasant feel of the soft-touch leatherette. In the galley, Corian worktops cover the very practical and spacious fittings. This space’s high level of equipment, repeated in the cockpit with a small exterior galley, and a grill-cum-worktop above the swim platform, mean that everyone enjoy cooking and preparing food on the Gran Turismo 50.
Hardtop or Sportfly, this new Gran Turismo is a sensational sport cruiser offering plenty of thrills. It confirms Beneteau’s extraordinary ability to stand out in the large cruiser market.
There is a lot of competition in this category. The new Searay 52 Sundancer or the Searay 52 flybridge, the Atlantis 50 and the Atlantis 51 built by Azimut, the new Sunseeker Predator 50, the Azimut 50, the Carver C52, the Princess V50, the Princess 49 or 52, The Prestige 500 and the Prestige 500S, the Regal 53 SC, etc… in short, this category is very competitive.
Ita Yachts Canada’s brokers can assist you with a purchase with delivery outside Canada (Lake Champlain or elsewhere in the United States). Contact us without delay at 514-521-1221.
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Preliminary spec :
LOA : 51.9 ft
Beam : 14.5 ft
Draft : 2.11 ft
Weight : 30008 lbs (express version)
Water tank : 106 us gal.
Fuel tank : 344 us gal.
Engines : 2 x Volvo IPS 600
Air draft : 16.76 ft express version, 17.55 fly version
Class : B
MSRP : 1,150,000 USD
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