Designed by the talented hands of Nuvolari and Lenard, the Gran Turismo 40 recreates the sport cruiser concept. A perfectly-proportioned interior and superior performance make her not only eye-catching, but a pleasure to drive.


European Powerboat of the Year-nominated-2016




The slender line of the Gran Turismo 40, underlined by her hardtop and exquisite side glazing, emphasizes her pronounced sporty character. Built with a central driving console and the latest generation of Air Step® hull, she is not only superior at the wheel but safe, even traveling at speeds of up to 38 knots. The generous and organized space in the cockpit can seat up to 11 people and the outdoor galley is placed aft.

Interior Design

The layout of the lower deck gives you a feeling of space unrivalled on a boat this size. Facing the spacious salon, a proper, fully-fitted galley complements the deck galley. The Gran Turismo is constructed with two cabins, a head, and separate shower. Matte walnut woodwork and lavishly upholstered furniture is the signature mark of her elegance.

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In her overall design, the Gran Turismo 40’s meticulous attention to detail demonstrates her perfect balance between a strong sporty temperament and practical features, making life onboard easy and luxurious.

Air Step® 2

By increasing the amount of air beneath the hull with the latest generation of Air Step® technology, the Gran Turismo 40 gains 1.5 knots at maximum speed. While reducing fuel consumption, she accelerates faster and gains speed.

The latest generation of this patent has proven its worth, offering excellent performance at sea, minimal resistance through waves, linear acceleration, and easy handling of curves. The “air cushion” effect aft of the hull procures amazing comfort.

BENETEAU Air Step® patent – Designers: Maud Tronquez, Patrick Tableau, Remi Laval-Jeantet.


Ingeniously combining the protection of passengers and the sensations of an open craft, the Gran Turismo 40 has a hard top that can easily be pushed back and removable side glazing to free up the ultra-spacious cockpit.


The conversion of the cockpit seats into huge sun-loungers turns the already generous sunbathing area into a little over 43 sq.ft. of relaxing space. 


Lowered just below the water’s surface, the sizeable swim platform can be used to stabilize the boat at anchor, hold the dinghy when underway, and provide easy access to the water for leisure activities.

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Length Overall


12.67 m

Beam overall


3.87 m

Light displacement

17,489 lbs

7 935 kg

Fuel Capacity

2x86 US Gal

2x325 L

Water Capacity

53 US Gal

200 L

Max. engine power

2 x 280 HP

CE Certification



  • CE Certification B10 - C10
  • Garmin Electronic Pack
  • Large 43 sq. ft. forward sun lounger, lifting backrest
  • Choice of three diesel Z-drive engines: 2 x Volvo D4 300 HP or 2 x Volvo D4 300 HP + Joystick or 2 x Volvo D6 370 HP + Joystick
  • Outdoor galley with storage, sink, 13.2 US Gal fridge and electric grill and dry bar
  • Extremely spacious cockpit seating 11 people
  • Central helm station for three people
  • Cockpit seats convert into a sun lounger, L-shaped seat with sea view
  • Roof with maximum opening, electric side glazing
  • Motorized submersible swim platform where dinghy can be stored underway
  • Owner fore cabin with two large panoramic windows, aft cabin with two single beds or one double bed and two storage lockers
  • Fitted galley with two gas rings, 21.1 US Gal fridge and plenty of storage. Optional oven/grill and vitroceramic hob
  • Head with separate shower
  • Lounge seating 4 people
  • Air-conditioning and heating


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Press Reviews

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Boat Mag International

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Motor Boat & Yachting

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