Beneteau prepares premiere of new model in Europe
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Beneteau prepares premiere of new model in Europe

We tell you what we know about Gran Turismo 36.
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The French shipyard Beneteau plans to delight visitors to the autumn boat shows in Europe with the 11.5m GT36. The premiere of the sporty motor cruiser took place back in November 2019 during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, but since then the yacht has never made it to the Old World.

The design of the model was the responsibility of the in-house specialists of the yard (hydrodynamics) and the Style & Design and Andreani Design studios. The GT36's sporting appearance and Zipwake's cornering stability interceptors were for a reason.

Two engines will accelerate her to 30-35 knots.

The Owner has a choice of Volvo Penta 270/300 hp tilt-turn speakers or Mercruiser 300/350 hp outboard engines.

There are two tanks of 408 litres each for fuel storage on board.

With a displacement of 7304 kg of GT36 draught just over 1 metre.

Up to 10 people can gather on board the yacht.

But in this case she can only walk in the coastal zone. For sea voyages, the company will have to reduce to 8 people.

There are 3 main guest areas on the main deck of the GT36. There is a sunbed and grill just aft by the water. The cockpit area with a U-shaped sofa for eight and a table continues this distinctive sea terrace. The backrest of the sofa is transformed into a sunbed headrest at the stern if necessary.

As the yacht breaks the waves, three more people can watch in comfort in addition to the helmsman. All four of them will be comfortably seated at the control station on two double sofas. The helmsman and his companions will enjoy the panoramic view and the coolness of the air conditioning. However, if you want to feel the sea breeze in this area is possible by opening an electric hatch in the roof or (optionally and only manually) the side window.

A large sun lounger on the bow is slightly recessed into the boat hull, this is done for safety. A separate loudspeaker is placed on the bow and there are cup holders in the sun lounger. An awning can also be ordered which is installed above the sun lounger.

In rooms under the deck of natural light as much as in the open air. All thanks to the portholes that stretch along both sides of the boat. The window even has a bathroom with a separate shower cubicle.

Two double cabins are available for accommodation: forward and aft. They can be called relatively spacious as the GT36 has a maximum width of 3.48 meters. This is enough to make the aft stateroom transformable: the bed can be either slid together or carried on board.

There is also space for a small galley and relaxation area on the lower deck.

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