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The Gran Turismo 45 sets new standards in terms of functionality and on board hospitality.

With its large windows, vast sundeck and U-shaped cockpit seating, the GT 45 fosters conviviality and the enjoyment of a great indoor-outdoor experience. Designed with versatility in mind, the Gran Turismo 45 offers unrivalled adaptability to changing conditions, allowing the crew to elevate on board liveability to another level.

All this in a setting of timeless elegance and refinement.

Next Level Design

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 comfortable, 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 Robert Chaffey, 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.” Spacious And Protected, The GT 45 Makes No Secret Of Its 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 indooroutdoor 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 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. The modular design of the Gran Turismo 45 enhances both its functional aspects and its capacity to cushion passengers from the outside environment.

The aft sun deck conceals an ingenious tender garage with electric door. The boat also includes an electric winch, making it easy to recover the tender back on board. This garage can also be used as storage space.

Another clever functionality is the discreet electric grill housed in the extension of the sun deck, ideal for alfresco dining.

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