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1994 Benetti Benetti 146

Denia, Spain


Built in 1994, IL SOLE underwent a refit in 2012 followed by a 2.7 million Euro refit in 2019 that included zero speed and underway stabilisers installation.

Exterior styling by Stefano Natucci features classic lines, oversize windows, and generous outdoor spaces. Modern interiors by Candy and Candy infuse traditional elements with contemporary panache. Exquisite craftsmanship is evident throughout the build, which was originally constructed for the private use of one of Benetti’s owners.

IL SOLE offers voluminous exteriors over 3 decks, boasting numerous sunbathing and dining areas as well as a Jacuzzi and a large selection of water toys.

Up to 12 guests are accommodated in 6 well-appointed cabins comprising a master on the main deck with walk-in wardrobe, office area and en-suite bathroom equipped with Jacuzzi bath and steam bath. A further 2 VIP cabins and 3 twin cabins are located on the lower deck.


Approved Boats is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by IYC Monaco.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: IL SOLE
Make: Benetti
Model: Benetti 146
Year: 1994
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Steel


Length: 44 ft / 13.41 m
Length Overall: 44'9 ft / 13.64 m
Beam: 8'10 ft / 2.69 m
Cabins Count: 6

Engines / Speed

Cruising Speed: 12 kn
Maximum Speed: 16 kn


Heads Count: 7
Boat Class: Motor Yachts




The skylounge is designed for entertainment, cards, games and casual conversation. Two convivial furniture groupings create an intimate setting, perfect for interacting with family and friends. The fully equipped bar makes this an excellent social area for relaxing before dinner with an aperitif, or an after dinner drink. The cozy ambiance is perfect for curling up with a book from the library, listening to music or watching a feature film.

Main Salon

A surround of panoramic windows floods the space with daylight and offers breathtaking views. Comfortable white sofas are positioned around an oversize, marble coffee table at appropriate conversational distance and to enjoy the high-end, Kaleidescape entertainment system.


Options for dining include the formal dining room amidships with seating at the custom mahogany table. An innovative reversible flip top converts the table for casino-style gaming. The main aft deck offers al fresco dining with cool sea breezes and protective shade. Guests gather on the sun deck for barbecues and to dine al fresco with panoramic views.

Service is simplified with the use of the dumb waiter that accesses the galley. All three dining locations have seating for 12, with two additional tables and seating on the sun deck.

Day Head

Creative décor features vintage Louis Vuitton disassembled steamer trunks and suitcases as wall covering in a whimsical design the even includes the original handles.


The sun deck is arranged for outdoor living in sun or shade. There are three tables with builtin banquettes, full bar with sink, refrigerator and barbecue grill, and a large spa pool with a full beam array of sun pads. The vast teak deck space provides plenty of room to set up additional lounge chairs and sunpads, or clear the deck and dance to a near limitless music library played over the superb sound system.


The helm is an impressive array of high-tech electronics and equipment. The radio room is positioned to port and the captain’s cabin is to starboard.


Master Stateroom

The full beam master stateroom includes a spacious private office and dressing room with ample storage. 

Guests Staterooms

Five beautifully appointed, en suite guest staterooms accommodate 12 guests in two double suites and three twin suites positioned on the lower deck level. Each stateroom features luxurious carpeting, serene indirect lighting, fine linens, mirrored vanities and ample storage. Deluxe bathrooms feature brass fixtures and marble floors and finishes.

Entertainment stations provide the latest movies, music and satellite television where accessible. The bathroom is designed in Venetian marble with dual sinks, large bathtub and rain shower.


Engines: 2 x Caterpillar 3508c - NEW 2012

Engine hours as of January 2023: 6,176 / 6,183

Generators: CAT C4.4DITA 

Gens hours as of January 2023: 16,000

A/V System

Accessible throughout the yacht, the audio visual system offers a huge selection of movie and music titles.

All areas feature:

Kaleidescape DVD & Bluray receivers

Sky receivers for the Mediterranean

Direct TV receivers for the Caribbean/US

Main Salon:

43 inch Sony KLV LED TV on pedestal lift

iPad remote through Crestron System app


30 inch Sony LCD KLV TV

Video Projector with 2m dropdown screen

iPad remote through Crestron System app

40 inch Panasonic flat screen TV

Crestron MT 1000 remote

Sky & Direct TV receivers

Kaleidescape AV System

Guest Staterooms:

17 inch Phillips flat screen TV

Crestron MT 1000 remote

Navigation Equipment

Pilothouse Electronics & Equipment:

MF/HF radio transceiver

Sailor C 401 VHF radio

Sat C telecomminication

Furuno ARPA X Band radar

Furuno X Band radar

Furuno depth sounder

Raymarine depth sounder

2 x Furuno GPS

Maxsea Electronic Chart Navigation System

SAAB AIS GPS positioning system

CCTV system monitor

Iridium satellite phone

Simrad gyro

Safety & Fire Protection

The yacht has a comprehensive security system with a proven track record of safe operations and maximum

preparedness for any emergency situation.

Security Equipment:

3 x Panasonic fixed camera system

1 x Panasonic rotating camera

2 monitors

1 control unit

Fire Fighting Equipment:

Servotecnik Fire Detection System

Emergency fire pump

29 x ABC dry powder fire extinguishers

8 x CO2 fire extinguishers

2 x foam extinguishers

Fire blankets

6 x fire hose system


4 x RDF 12man

SOLAS life raft

45 x adult life jacket

4 x children life jacket

Life preserver rings


Search and rescue transponder (SART)

Flares & life saving equipment

Fire fighting suit with BA equipment

Laundry Room

2 x Miele professional washing and drying machines

Deck Equipment

2 x crane on boat deck

2 x anchor winch with remote control

2 x windlass

2 x high holding power anchors

2 x aft capstans

Bauer dive compressor

Tender and Toys

Conveniently housed on the bridge deck aft, two wave runners and two tenders can be launched with ease by two heavy duty cranes.

22 ft Cirrus RIB tender with Yamaha 4Stroke

225 hp engine

2 x 1500cc 2012 SeaDoo GTI se personal watercraft

2 x paddle boards

2 x heavyduty crane (3300 lb)



2.7 million euro refit including:

  • Complete New ECDIS bridge.
  • Full top to bottom paint job
  • Steel work in bottom tank top to comply with Class
  • Crew quarter full renovation
  • ER new pumps
  • Zero Speed Stabilisers
  • Ceiling sound insulation in engine room
  • New teak as needed and full new sikaflex all over (350kg).
  • AC new fan coil and compressors.
  • Full new Creston and TV entertainment system.
  • New 6.6m tender

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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