It is the flagship of the Gran Turismo range, the line that has reinterpreted the sport cruiser for the Beneteau shipyard, the Beneteau GT 50. The design duo Nuvolari and Lenard have given a captivating and current form to the contents that the French company considers essential on this type of boat if you want to seize the favors of the owner of the XXI century. Starting from the double proposal regarding the preparation of the superstructure.
This 50-foot motoryacht, which can be read as 15.78 meters overall and 14.17 hull length (50 ‘is essentially an average between the two sizes), is in fact available either in the hard-top version or in the so-called Sportfly . In the second case, on the apical part of the superstructure there is a fly bridge of quite compact dimensions that does not influence too much the profile of the boat, which remains so sleek but sufficiently extended to ensure the presence of the second driving position, obviously, plus a sunbathing area that can be transformed into a padded island and sofa and the dining area with C-shaped sofa and table for five guests.
Those who choose the alternative model, in line with all the rest of the GT range, have a boat that despite the undoubted advantages of the hard top that manages to give the feeling of “immersion” in the surrounding environment of old dear open: the whole part front of the roof, both the sunshade and the actual roof, opens electrically sliding towards the stern, as well as the side windows of the superstructure can be knocked down, always with electronic control, to leave as the only obstacle between those on board and the external environment only the supporting structure.
For the rest, the two versions have the same structure, with bow sundeck and cockpit with a long L-shaped sofa on the left, which continues with the sofa of the dinette, and a table for lunch in four adults. Do not miss the possibility of setting up a kitchen area in this area enriching it with grill and worktop positioned above the bathroom platform. At the stern, a large sinking beach and garage.
The water lines of this model are studied by the internal office of the yard in collaboration with Volvo Penta to work in synergy with the IPS 600 propulsions provided by the Swedish company and benefit from Air Step 2 a system that conveys air into the rear area of the hull, the only one that stays in the water when the boat sails in glide. This reduces friction on the water and creates an air cushion that makes navigation more comfortable and more efficient, or more economical.
Beneteau GT 50 AirStep e Shipcontrol
The Gran Turismo 50 is the first model with the Beneteau brand to provide the Shipcontrol, a centralized system of control and management of users, services and environmental comfort: lights, including navigation, air conditioning, music, water levels, sweet, gray and black, diesel, entertainment etc are available on a single display in the dashboard or even on a tablet to take with you.
The interiors, designed by Andreani Design, as previously mentioned, start from the concept of minimal interruption of the living area between exterior and interior. Thanks to the coplanar treading, when the window that divides the cockpit from the living room under the hard top, the life on board flows without interruption in any space on deck. As far as the sleeping area on the lower deck is concerned, the Beneteau GT 50 is available with two versions: two cabins with a saloon in front of the kitchen that becomes an additional twin-bed cabin in the version with three sleeping quarters. In both configurations the full-width owner’s suite is located at the mezzanine and benefits from a private bathroom with a separate shower room and two sofas. The walled windows provide natural light. The essences are in walnut, the fabrics of the leatherette upholstery with a soft and pleasant effect of peach skin.