Exterior design

The Gran Turismo 50 is sporty and elegant, marrying driving sensations and lifestyle on board. Beneteau has shaken up the world of sport cruisers with this largest model of the range featuring a planing hull, Volvo IPS 600 engine power, an in-built retractable sun visor in the Hardtop and modular side glazing. The cockpit continues in the form of a vast protected lounge on the full-space main deck. This fully-flush layout seamlessly connects the interior with the exterior. Ideally situated and perfectly protected by the cap of the hardtop, the on-deck galley can by enhanced with an aft worktop and grill. The tender garage, which is compatible with the Williams Minijiet 270, is reached by the huge submersible swim platform. They are ideal for the enjoyment of a wide range of water sports.

Gran Turismo 50

As the flagship of the latest generation of sport cruisers by Beneteau, the Gran Turismo 50 stands apart. Her elegant profile, full-space main deck, and onboard technology will win over connoisseurs of beautiful objects and thrill-seekers alike.

Enjoy the sheer pleasure of the Gran Turismo’s controls, driving, sensations, comfort, and generous space.

DESIGN : Nuvolari & Lenard
INTERIOR DESIGN : Andreani Design NAVAL ARCHITECT : Beneteau Power Boats

Interior design

The interior is refined, spacious and extremely comfortable, with a large number of windows and portholes that fill the lower deck spaces with light. Reached by a portside companionway, the main galley combines design and practicality with a magic corner, lots of storage, refrigerator and freezer, and Corian® worktops.

The two versions of the Gran Turismo 50 – “saloon cosy” or three cabins – have a full-beam owner suite, bathed in light and enjoying an en-suite shower room, as well as dressing room-style fittings. The quality and combination of materials, the deep pore walnut woodwork as well as lots of decorative details are the hallmark of a luxury boat.


Andreani Design

From Ferrari to Beneteau

Pierangelo Andreani started his career as a designer during the profusely creative period of the 1980s, as though in a dream, with Pininfarina, at the heart of the well-known design centre of the time, and took part in the creation of the Ferrari Mondial 8. In charge of style for the De Tomaso Group, he also contributed to the design of the Maserati Biturbo and the Guzzi Le Mans 850 motorbike. Independent for the last 30 years, his passion for beauty can be seen in the design of several Beneteau boat interiors he has worked on since 2005.

Cars, bikes, scooters, and boats; the designer was thoroughly involved in every new project! The challenge was to connect dreams with reality. To do this, you need to have good knowledge of materials and industrial processes. The job is always to provide the best design, combined with perfect ergonomics. The rule is to find a solution that suits industrialisation while keeping in mind the original idea. Pierangelo Andreani knows how to express integrally the full emotion contained in the initial drawings in the final object.

The first collaboration with Beneteau dates back to 2005. The challenge was to create a new range of sport cruisers between 34 and 50 feet (currently the Gran Tursimo range). To rival with Italian and English competitors, the design had to be unusual but not unconventional. Recently Pierangelo Andreani designed the interiors of the Swift Trawler 30, the Gran Tursimo 46 and the Oceanis yacht 62 – his first sailing yacht – for Beneteau.

Pierangelo Andreani

Pierangelo Andreani: at the end of my studies, my dream was to join Pininfarina and to design a car there. My dream came true and I worked on various car projects. At the time we had neither computer nor sophisticated software and not enough money, however, we were carefree and our enthusiasm was such that this adventure was absolutely incredible.

Pierangelo Andreani: I really enjoyed working on the Swift Trawler 30. It was a project with lots of restrictions! Size, costs, production constraints; all this is highly stimulating for me as I do not like the job to be too easy! Today, I am particularly proud of the result. This would not have been possible without the huge involvement of the Beneteau teams. This project was a huge challenge for everyone and it is the fruit of incredible teamwork.

Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard

Carlo Nuvolari: Our only speciality is the uniqueness of our creations. The passion for the sea and boats that united Dan and myself in the beginning has not prevented us from taking on luxury property development ventures from time to time. However, it always brings us back to the sea and boats, full of new ideas and an appetite to do new things! We have worked on Venetian taxis, shuttle services for mega yachts, large motor yachts, gigantic sailing yachts over 100 m long, and have also developed whole ranges, such as Monte Carlos, and in all these the unique nature of our designs is the feature that stands out most. Our clients are the best judge of this and when Stephen Spielberg entrusted us with the creation of his private super yacht, it was because he knew that our take on it would be different.

Carlo Nuvolari: We have the opportunity to create luxury items for the elite and this is the most appealing side of sailing. The constant exhibition of the yacht object to the public differentiates it from a house or an art object. Boats are always on show, with their passengers living aboard, sleeping, sharing dinners and wines and casting off to sail to wonderful places. A well-designed yacht must always render this ultimate design and style experience, which is generally of higher quality than that of a house. Whatever a yacht’s size, the expectations of owners in terms of interior design are well above those they would have of their house.

Nuvolari Lenard full interview



Design Centre

Inseparable, the naval engineer and architect, Carlo Nuvolari, and the designer, Dan Lenard, founded their small creation studio near Venice, in 1990. The talented duo quickly stood out as a reference in the world of luxury yachts. There are now 16 employees at their Design Centre, who create between 25 and 185 m long yachts, occasionally collaborating on ambitious property development ventures.

Sailing yacht or motorboat, small or large, Nuvolari-Lenard approaches each yacht like a pure luxury object: and item that nobody really needs. With a high level of practicality in their creation an established feature, their goal is to redefine pure beauty every time they start designing.

In 2010, the Beneteau Group firmly positioned themselves on the market of luxury motor yachts from 60 to over 100 feet, by creating Monte Carlo Yachts. This success story, signed by designers Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard quickly saw a continuation at Beneteau, with the launch of the Monte Carlo range (MC4, MC5 and MC6). From the same world, these luxury flybridge motor cruisers are the fruit of the exceptional collaboration between the Beneteau Power design office and the two Venetian designers. Lately, the Nuvolari and Lenard duo designed the Gran Tursimo range renewal with the GT40 and GT46 models.

Cruiser Line C38

Sessa Marine


Yacht C38 range Cruiser Line. C38, already winner of boat of the year in England in 2010, is an icon of style and comfort. The light seeping in through its large windows, much like a veranda, gives rise to the feeling of becoming one with the sea. Below deck the optimization of space makes it truly livable, with two double cabins and a bathroom of impressive dimensions for its category. The two kitchens—one inside and the other situated on the cockpit the sunning areas, the chaise longue and the large couches allow for those aboard to feel at home.


Front and side glass windshield – hard-top in fibreglass with electric sliding sun roof – mast with: horn, navigation lights, anchor lights and flag holder – furniture with glass top, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, teak shutters – courtesy lights – storage for objects with compression closure and engine room inspection – central area with wide sofa – chaise longue – waterproof and anti-Uv upholstery – Telescopic table with folding teak top, cup-holder and handrail- electric engine room opening – engine room lights – waterproof led lights for hardtop – sliding door for dinette access – stereo loudspeakers.


Three-dimensional dashboard in champagne colour with sunlid – compass – engine instrument board complete with: analogue rpm indicator with digital display, oil pressure indicator, water temperature indicator, voltmeters, engine sound warning alarm, fuel level indicator, engines trim indicator, back-lighted switch panel for deck services – volvo Penta electronic engine controls – adjustable steering wheel coordinated with pillows – reversible pilot bench – S/S co-pilot handrail – electro-hydraulic flaps controls – engines trim regulation control – manual control for fire extinguishers with fuel interception valves – 12v socket – glove compartment.


Bow roller – electric anchor winch – 15 kg anchor and 8 mm chain in galvanized steel (50 m) – anchor safety cable – stainless steel opening bow pulpit with teak step- holding water tank drain outlet from shore – stainless steel bow, mid-ship and stern cleats – bow sunpad with S/S handrails – double electric windshield wiper with washer.


Teak decking bathing platform and storage covers – S/S disappearing bathing ladder – technical material storage with compression closure – courtesy lights – hot/cold shower.


Nr. 2 fuel tanks (445 l) – double fuel sender with Evc volvo system – fuel tank/link balance system – fuel interception valves – filters with separation water/ fuel – hydraulic flaps – fire extinguisher system: automatic and manual extinguisher.


Opening access steps with courtesy lights and storage underneath – leatherette dinette sofa with storages underneath – telescopic table with nut top – nut cabinets -venetian wooden curtains – electrical panel – radio cd with front aux inlet and loudspeakers- kitchen nut furniture with S/S sink, mixer tap, 2 gas rings, cupboard and drawers – microwave – 130 l fridge – kitchen nut cupboards – venetian alluminium curtains – kitchen nut floor – panoramic ceiling windows – spotlights – power sockets – gas detector.


Double bed with mattress, pillows, bedspread and nut storage underneath – fabric bed side and headboard – nut storage furniture underneath – nut wardrobe and cabinets – carpet floor – reading lights – spotlights -S/S port-holes – deck hatch with darkening curtain – direct access to the toilet – venetian wooden curtains.


Two single beds covertible into double bed with mattresses, pillows, bedspreads and luggages storage underneath – fabric headboard – wide nut wardrobe – nut low cabinet with fabric top – carpet floor – S/S port-holes integrated in the panoramic shatterproof ceiling windows – reading lights – spotlights – power sockets – venetian wooden curtains.


Water tank (286 l) – water pump with filter – 20 l hot water tank (engines and electric 230v.) – electric bilge pumps with manual/automatic actuation in dinette and engine room.


Holding tank (110 l) – discharge pump – predisposition for tank discharge through exhauster system at shore – wc fresh water flush.


Nr. 3 batteries 100 Ah/12v (engines and services) – automatic battery charger – 230 v power shore cable – emergency electric and manual battery switches – 12 v system on board.

5 colors

Black  (gelcoat)

White (gelcoat)

Silver Metallized (paint)

Air Blue Metalizzed (paint)

Gold Metallized (paint)




Sun Odyssey 490

Life on board has never been so simple and comfortable. This sailboat from 49 feet has revolutionized cruising: she is the only sailboat in their category to feature movement about the deck without obstacle. For example, the sidedecks are inclined, sloping down to the cockpit floor, meaning that there is no need to step over the coaming!

About Jenneau

Jeanneau owns the largest production site for cruising boats in Europe, stretching over 40 hectares.

Over a hundred specialized engineers and technicians work in the Jeanneau design offices at the heart of a technological centre. For Jeanneau, quality is an obsession. To acquire top-of-the-line materials and parts, Jeanneau selects the best suppliers, those who share Jeanneau’s commitment to quality and rigorous standards.

The Jeanneau Formula for success: Combine almost 60 years of practical boat building savoir-faire with the latest construction technologies. Invest in and continuously improve technologically advanced factories with ergonomic production lines, computerized processes and efficient logistic supply chains. Translate the efficiencies into lower costs and higher quality for the customer.

Our total quality control system tracks a product through the entire production process and beyond. From laboratory tests of each batch of resin to tank testing to customer satisfaction questionnaires and frequent supplier reviews, we continually seek ways to improve our boats.

Sun Odyssey 490

Designed by Philippe Briand and Jean-Marc Piaton, the new Sun Odyssey 490 successfully combines contemporary style and harmony, all while respecting the heritage of her 27 years.This sailboat from 49 feet has revolutionized cruising: she is the only sailboat in their category to feature movement about the deck without obstacle. For example, the sidedecks are inclined, sloping down to the cockpit floor, meaning that there is no need to step over the coaming! Life on board has never been so simple and comfortable.

The new generation of Sun Odysseys reflects harmony on board, and this well-being flows from a clever ergonomic design.The new Sun Odyssey 440 benefits from an entirely new, innovative layout for greater ease of movement about the boat. At once seaworthy and welcoming, cozy and sporty, the Sun Odyssey 440 is as attractive on the interior as on the exterior.

The ambiance is warm and polished, soft and welcoming. On the interior, they feature clean lines and a spacious open layout. Sun Odysseys offer a harmonious design for easy handling and enjoying life on board.

Technical Talk

Length overall 14.42 m / 47’3″
Hull length 14 m / 45’11”
Standard keel draught 2.24 m / 7’4″
Fuel capacity 240 l / 63 US gal
Water capacity 640 l / 169 US gal
Cabins 2 / 3
Available Engines Yanmar 80 Hp / 59 kW

Exterior Views
Exterior Views

Philippe Briand

Yacht Designion

Philippe Briand

I have always tried to give Jeanneau designs for cruising boats, but also designs that benefit from developments in racing that are useful for cruising.


Elegance, performance and harmony are associated with all of the boats designed by Philippe Briand. The work of Philippe Briand has for a very long time been focused on sailboat design and marked by a joyfully eclectic character, because the architect has designed race boats of every size and style. Philippe Briand has also designed Super Yachts for cruising, including some of the biggest and most elegant sailboats. In all, more than 12,000 boats have left his drafting table, the great majority of which are production boat models.


At 22 years old, Philippe Briand drafted his first production boat model, when the Jeanneau shipyard asked him to design the Symphonie in 1977. In all, he would design 45 Jeanneau boat models in 38 years:

the Espaces, the Sun Kiss, the Sun Fizz, the first Sun Fast models, most of the Sun Odyssey line, since 2012, and the Jeanneau Yachts, from the 64 to today.

“My work with Jeanneau has taught me a great deal about the best way to build a production boat model. They are seaworthy boats built by sailors, but also built with the goal of satisfying their many customers, all those who are passionate about the sea.”

Sun Odyssey 490 – by Jeanneau



Acoustic authenticity whenever you need it

© Yamaha

The SILENT Piano is made for those who love the sound and feel of an authentic acoustic piano but need the flexibility to play whenever inspiration strikes. Simply connect headphones or speakers to enjoy the true feeling of an acoustic piano but with absolute control over ambient sound levels. When the piano is in SILENT mode, the hammers will not hit the strings, and instead a high-quality grand piano sound is produced digitally, allowing you to play in complete privacy in any environment. Now you can play to your heart’s content, wherever and whenever you like.

SILENT Piano™ mode

Immerse yourself in the natural sound of the piano

Yamaha CFX Binaural Sampling provides such natural sound that you forget you are wearing headphones. Coupled with VRM (Virtual Resonance Modeling) that faithfully reproduces the distinct resonance of an acoustic piano, this technology allows you to immerse yourself in the natural sound of the piano without being disturbed by others.

A diverse range of voices

Your favorite voices in your headphones

The Yamaha CFX is characterized by a wide palette of tonal colors, from sparkling high notes to powerful bass tones. The Bösendorfer Imperial delivers a Viennese tone imbued with subtlety and warmth. These two world-renowned concert grand pianos headline a wide variety of voices that also include electric pianos, harpsichords and organs.


Unique Key sensors that allow continuous detection offer faithful reproduction of the player’s inspirations

Key sensors equipped with continuous-detection greyscale shutter sensing systems accurately capture the nimble movements and detailed nuances of the pianist’s fingers. The makes it possible to execute repeated notes and trills at the edges of keys smoothly and naturally. The sensors are non-contact, so they do not affect the touch of the keys.

Binaural sampling produces natural sound that envelops the player

Yamaha CFX Binaural Sampling provides such natural, all-encompassing sound that you forget you are wearing headphones. Binaural sampling is an painstaking method of recording – special microphones are set up in the same positions as the performer’s ears – done specifically to enhance the headphone listening experience.

Yamaha’s insistence on quality

The fact that we install SILENT Piano™ components on pianos as part of our in-house manufacturing process is one of the most important aspects to achieving the accuracy and quality that satisfy our exacting standards. Silent Pianos receive the same level of expertise and craftsmanship that we devote to each piano we manufacture.