Gran Turismo 40
DESIGN : Nuvolari & Lenard
INTERIOR DESIGN : Andreani
NAVAL ARCHITECTURE: Beneteau Power Boats & Micad
The Gran Turismo 40 recreates the sport cruiser concept. Designed by the talented hands of Nuvolari and Lenard, this novel variation offers as much pleasure to the eye as sensations and driving. The design of this boat is harmonious with perfectly organised interiors and a high quality of finish.
The slender line of the Gran Turismo 40, underlined by her hardtop and well-designed side glazing, emphasize her pronounced sporty character. With her central driving console and the latest generation of Air Step® hull, she offers excellent sensations and safety when travelling at up to 38 knots. The space in the cockpit is generous and organised in an unusual way. It can seat up to 11 people. With two layout possibilities, the outdoor galley (to aft or in the cockpit) adapts to different lifestyles on board.
The layout of the lower deck gives you a feeling of space being unrivalled among the same size boats. Facing the spacious saloon, a proper fully-fitted galley complements the deck galley. The Gran Turismo stands out for its habitability with two rooms and a bathroom with separate shower. Matt walnut woodwork, lacquered furniture and padding in shades of iridescent cream are the signature marking of her elegant personality.
ALLURE, BENEFITS AND SENSATIONS
In her overall design as well as many details, the Gran Turismo 40 demonstrates a perfect balance between a strong sporty temperament and practical features that make life on board easy and luxurious.
AIR STEP® 2
By increasing the amount of air beneath the hull, with the latest generation of Air Step® technology, the Gran Turismo 40 gains 1.5 knots at maximum speed. This is tremendous progress. While reducing fuel consumption, she accelerates faster and gains speed. This latest generation of the patent has proved its worth, offering excellent sea-keeping, simpler passage through the waves, linear acceleration and easily handling of curves. The ‘air cushion’ effect aft of the hull procures amazing comfort.
Beneteau Air Step® patent – Designers: Maud Tronquez, Patrick Tableau, Remi Laval-Jeantet.
Ingeniously combining the protection of passengers and the sensations of an open craft, the Gran Turismo 40 has a hard top that can be pushed right back. The removable side glazing means that the ultra-spacious cockpit, easily accommodating eleven people, can be cleared entirely.
The conversion of the cockpit seating into huge sun-loungers increases the relaxation space, adding to the already generous 4m² sunbathing area with removable backrests up on the fore deck.
Lowering to just below the water’s surface, the generous 1.30 m motorized swim platform stabilizes the boat at anchor, holds the dinghy when underway and affords easy access to the water for leisure activities.
DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS
BENETEAU POWER BOATS & MICAD
NUVOLARI & LENARD