Ricardo Fernandez

Fast 125’ M/Y Ironman

“I can tell you that this yacht turns heads and it performs beautifully: we can run at up to 24 knots and still get excellent fuel consumption.”

“As the Captain of the first Fast 125’ I can say that I have followed the evolution of a new Benetti success. The Fast 125’ was a very ambitious project: carbon fibre construc-tion, wave piercer hull, new design, and the Azipulls. M/Y Ironman was launched in 2015 and we have now had three and a half summers enjoying the yacht.

“Seeing how M/Y Ironman was the prototype for the series, we have tweaked some aspects of the yacht on the basis of my feedback. We have added a propeller rotation inverter for even more manoeuvrability and a new exhaust discharge system for an even smoother ride. My suggestion to make each pod manoeuvrable individually was a huge improvement that increased performance so much that it was incorporated into the later models.

“As a Benetti Captain I really feel that I’m part of a large family. Any issues that came up with M/Y Ironman were addressed and solved. My input on the Azipull perfor-mance was precious as it served to improve the later Fast 125s and I’m always happy to talk with the other Captains to trade notes on our experience with the new Azipull technology.

“I can tell you that this yacht turns heads and it performs beautifully: we can run at up to 24 knots and still get excellent fuel consumption. The awards that M/Y Ironman has won are just part of the recognition that the Fast 125’ deserves”.

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