Beneteau to debut GT41 in 2021
French builder will premiere the Gran Turismo 41 early next year.
Beneteau has scheduled an early 2021 debut for its new Gran Turismo 41, which will sit at the heart of an express cruiser line that ranges from the 32 to the 50 (9-15m). The 41ft motorboat will succeed the Gran Turismo 40.
Mathilde Tertrain, Product Manager at Beneteau, said: “The Gran Turismo 40 made a considerable impression on our customers and our network of dealers. Everyone loves her features, and she is still very popular. We were keen to preserve this spirit with the Gran Turismo 41, which follows in her wake.
“We set ourselves the goal of improving and developing the new addition to our line without changing her too much. We hope that she lives up to passengers’ expectations so they can enjoy all the pleasures of the sea for longer.”
Changes include a new aft sunbathing area placed at seat height for easier access. The forward sunpad has also evolved and now offers optional reclining backs and a retractable canopy, as well as courtesy lights.
The outdoor galley is to port, with the main sofa and table to starboard
Forward of the aft-facing sunpad, the main living area includes a C-shaped sofa and an adjustable dining table to starboard and a portside galley with cooker, sink and fridge.
This area and the helm are covered by a hardtop with sliding sunroof. The new model features slimmer uprights than its predecessor for more natural light in the interior, where a centred driving station sits behind an upright-free windshield.
“In developing the Gran Turismo 41, we chose to make her a social boat open to the sea and the sun,” Tertrain said. “Meanwhile, the elegant peaceful atmosphere of her interior space is a true delight, conducive to rest in real comfort.”
The lower deck is finished in grey walnut and features a L-shaped sofa to port, an indoor galley and communal bathroom to starboard, a master double in the bow and a twin cabin midships, both rooms benefiting from windows and portholes.
The sports cruiser features Beneteau’s Air Step® hull and either twin 300hp or 380hp Volvo stern-drive engines, offering top speeds of 33 and 38 knots, and cruising speeds of 23 and 27 knots respectively.
Automatic Zipwake trim is an option and helps make the boat more stable as loads change, while the joystick and bow thruster provide fingertip control formanoeuvring.