Benetti launched the 15th yacht in its 145’ class last weekend. The ceremony for the 44-metre Checkmate took place in Viareggio’s Darsena Basin, and was attended by the superyacht’s American owners.

Exterior styling is by Stefano Righini. The yacht’s interior, designed by François Zuretti, is described as ‘rich and sombre’ and features cherry and burr woods and neoclassical inlays.

Accommodation is for ten guests and nine crew.