Benetti 65 Triumph, powerful and contemporary

The superyacht Triumph is a displacement custom yacht from the Benetti 65 series, which combines a tailor-made product’s uniqueness, timely delivery, and the safety of a tried and tested output

by Claudia Giulia Ferrauto – photo by © Breed Media

A steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with a white colour scheme enlivened by the contrast with the black of the continuous windows and the shell of the outline of the stern. The Triumph is 65 metres long, with a maximum beam of 11, and is laid out across six decks. Equipped with a pair of MTU 12V 4000 M53 engines, it has a top speed of 16.4 knots, but it easily lends itself to cruising at fifteen knots and gives a range of 5,300 nautical miles at twelve knots, which means long and relaxing routes can be planned.

The naval architecture designed by the Benetti yard is completed by soft, streamlined exterior lines and is the work of the Italian firm Cassetta Yacht Designers, who have succeeded in making this boat appealingly elegant. «When we looked at the style on the Triumph, we sought a great sense of simplicity, with the aim – amongst other things – of creating a boat that manages to tap into trends, while still using a clean and instantly recognisable language. The bow, with the nearly-vertical stem, combined with a general approach that is characterised by unbroken lines, lends an overall harmony and a continuity of material that gives the yacht a timeless feel», commented Giorgio Cassetta, yacht designer and founder of the practice that is named after him.

«By the overall project, all of the interior design has been custom-made. Every detail, every piece of furniture has been carefully thought through and created with tailor-made attention. If I were to have to show the spaces that most closely reflect the Triumph, I would choose the saloons on both the main and upper decks, together with the two full-beam cabins, because it fully reflects the style given to the interior areas». Pietro Mingarelli

The first interesting point is the elongated stern that, as well as working very well with the decks above, has made the boat more efficient, stable and faster. Then we should notice the elegant practicality of the double staircase in the stern, which connects the main and lower decks, completely wrapped in the shell of the side profile, thus emphasising a large degree of cohesion. Another big change comes from the addition of a comfortable sundeck, which features a beautiful lunch area aft, and a relaxation area with sun pads going forward. It is reached from a protected staircase hidden inside the mast. You can enjoy dinner on this deck, at more than ten metres above the water and with an uninterrupted view of the horizon. This is a real plus in life on board, which provides extra room and complete privacy.

The master suite covers over 130 m2 and is equipped with a studio, lounge and a large private external terrace going forward, from which you can enjoy unrestricted sea views, even when lying in bed.

For technical and service areas, the Triumph has an entire deck set aside for storage and technical areas, with two large garages in the bow area and a crew area with its passageways for service provision. The interior design, by the Green and Mingarelli studio working with the styling department at the Benetti yard, has made the most of the way that the interiors are subdivided in a traditional style, while still giving them a fresh and original touch. «The owner wanted a luxurious boat, which was beautiful but easy to live in. This has given life to a modern yet opulent style in which all of the interior design has been customised. The work, which had its origins in incorporating a design project for the interiors which was already partially underway, ended with the successful complete modification of the style with a result that is incredibly linear and intriguing», said the architect Pietro Mingarelli.

The Benetti 65 Triumph is a superyacht that is laid out across six decks. The sundeck has a breathtaking, uninterrupted view over the sea and is set up with lounge areas and Jacuzzis. Below, on the bridge deck, you find an interesting hybrid area that combines inside and out, with an interior gym that looks onto the sea through a sliding door.


Triumph can host a maximum of twelve guests in six cabins, of which four are VIP rooms and two suites: the master cabin is around 130 m2, and is located forward in the upper deck, and another – which is also full beam – in the bows on the main deck. The VIP accommodation area, which is midships on the lower deck, includes two double cabins and two cabins with fold-down Pullman beds. The outcome lends the yacht a style that is characterised by careful finishing of exclusive materials such as onyx, Calacatta marble, absolute black marble, and stainless steel for the exteriors, often integrated with natural or tinted teak, and then also Lalique glasswork and leather, cleverly combined with “green design” features.

The upper deck houses an extensive dining room, an American bar and a suggestive panoramic area that can be changed into a Touch&Go helipad.

Enriching the interiors are several works of art by the photographer David Yarrow, and also some pieces from the owner’s private Triumph Motorbike collection, which gives its name to the boat. Finally, the lighting décor deserves a mention, and it has been researched to show off all of the works of art present on board, creating the feel of a genuine museum visit.

On board the Triumph there are a series of luxury services aimed at pampering owners and their guests in every way possible: from the Touch&Go platform to the relaxation areas equipped with Jacuzzis, and a substantial beach club area that is enhanced by a swinging platform that gives direct contact with the sea. Then there is a fully-equipped gym, with a sauna and massage room run by a specialist beautician and masseur, as well as a cinema area with a multi-functional projector which can also be used for video conferences. For fun in the beach club, Triumph offers a huge collection of water toys, including two jet skis, three seabobs, and equipment for water skiing, wakeboarding and snorkelling.


«The design was driven by the idea of creating a modern project in terms of the design of the surfaces that somehow emerge in the tri-dimensional view of the viewer. The outline of the Triumph indeed doesn’t just have flat sheet metal with curves defined only by the sign of the cut, but rather offers the creation of a knowing unity of volumes, with a sculptural feel, and with very well-defined three-dimensional relationships». Giorgio Cassetta

Based on one of Benetti’s most successful platforms, it delivers notable efficiency and is very quiet when underway thanks to the “box-in-boxconstruction technology and the yard’s engineering solutions, which ensure reduced noise and vibrations, and more too. The revolution introduced by the Benetti 65 project also means that delivery times are nearly halved when compared with a custom-built megayacht of this size, which normally takes around four years to deliver.

The design is inspired by a contemporary and cosmopolitan style and has worked out how to create a perfectly-balanced mix between refined materials like crema Marfil limestone, Statuary and Amani marble.

Engine room
With two MTU 12V 4000 M53 engines the top speed is 16.4 knots. Thanks to a 120,000-litre tank, it has a range of around 5,300 nautical miles at an economical cruising speed of twelve knots.


Benetti shipyard (naval architecture) • Giorgio M. Cassetta (concept and exterior design) • Green & Mingarelli Design together with Benetti Style Department (interior design)

LOA 65.40m • Maximum beam 11.2m • Draft 3.5m • Steel hull • Aluminium superstructure • Full mass displacement 998 t • Fuel tanks volume 120,000 l • Water tank volume 24,000 l • 6 guest cabin (2 full-beam master suites and 4 VIP cabins) for 12 guests • 10 crew cabins for 15 crew members

2 MTU 12V 4000 M53 • 3 CATERPILLAR C7.1 generators • NAIAD 200kW forward propeller • NAIAD stabilisers • Maximum speed 16.4 knots • At 12 knots the range is 5,300 nautical miles

(Benetti 65 Triumph, powerful and contemporary – – January 2023)