Another entry in the sport cruiser segment for the French shipyard: the Beneteau Gran Turismo 40 develops a classical styling with great taste.
It’s easy to recognize on this boat the signature from Nuvolari and Lenard, the renowned design studio famous for the exclusive look of their yachts. The first renderings of this model shows classical traits, yet with many peculiar solutions to enhance livability and comfort on board.
Partly hardtop, partly open
In particular, much attention went to creating a perfect blend of a hardtop and an open boat. For this reason, on the Beneteau Gran Turismo 40 it’s possible to open not just the sliding door to the cockpit and the roof, but also the two side windows. The layout of the deck features a dinette to starboard, galley cabinet abaft the pilot’s seat, and a large solarium to the fore. The swim platform can be hydraulically lifted (optional).
Being a sport cruiser, some features can’t be dropped: in a sleek design, the Gran Turismo 40 features a performing hull with the last generation Air Step system. With a couple of Volvo Penta D6 2×370 HP (optional replacement to the standard D4 2×300 HP) it’s possible to safely exceed 35 knots. The power plant is completed by Z Drive transmissions and an optional joystick for mooring. On the lower deck, two cabins (the owner’s being to fore) are completed with a single, large bathroom, a dinette and a complete galley.
Length overall 12,55 mt (41ft 2in)
Beam 3,87 mt (12ft 8in)
Displacement 7650 Kg
Draft 1,1 mt (43 in)
Fuel tank 2×325 lt (171 US gal)
Fresh water tank 200 lt (53 US gal)
Max power 2×370 HP