Benetti Launches 108m FB275
As the oldest Italian shipyard specializing in luxury yachts, Benetti has 146 of history steeped deep into the timeless style and excellence of shipbuilding. As each yacht built is developed around its owner, their fleet consists of 4 categories: Class, Oasis, B.NOW, and Custom designed. As part of Azimut | Benetti Group, the largest private-owned luxury sailing group in the world, they far-ranging reach is unparalleled.
Just last month, Benetti marked the end of the first part of the ‘Giga Season’ with the launch of the 108-meter FB275. The ambitious program has developed large yachts due to significant financial investment which have added two new generation steel structure sheds – each of 58.5 x 137 meters and a height of 30.4 meters, and both are equipped with two gantry cranes with a maximum capacity of 40 tons – allowing the company to build three yachts in parallel. The 108-meter FB275 follows the 107-meter FB277 launched December 2018 followed in February by FB272.
As one of the only shipyards in the world with the capacity and capabilities to build yachts over 100-meters long, the new 108-meter FB275 sets new standards for luxury yachts. Encompassing more than 1,000 sqm of exterior space, its exterior lines were designed by British firm RWD, with Benetti’s in-house team creating the interior.
Spread across five decks: Observation, Bridge, Owner’s, Main and Lower, the highlights of the yacht include a cinema, gym with sauna and drop-down balcony. From stunning views on the Observation Deck to the firepit on the Bridge Deck and exclusive dining and seating areas on the Owner’s Deck, a massive heated swimming pool can be found on the Main Deck and a 10-meter tender and eight maxi jet skis on the Lower Deck.
With a beam of 14.5 meters with a draft of 4.4 meters and displacement of 3,600 tons, the yacht has a range of 6,500 nautical miles at 14 knots.
The yacht’s main propulsion comes from two MTU diesel engines rated at 2880 kW each enabling a maximum speed of around 18.5 knots. FB275 is also equipped with two Rolls-Royce variable-pitch bow thrusters rated 200 kW each, which are integrated with the stern thruster with a DP system interface realized by Rolls Royce. The stabilizer system is completed with four fins supplied by Naiad-dynamics.
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