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The elegant design of Benetti FB703 M/Y


This month, FB703 M/Y “Bacchanal”, a Benetti custom mega yacht with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, was handed over to its owner at a ceremony held in Viareggio. The yacht is 46.95 meters long, with a draught of 2.32 meters and a gross tonnage of almost 440 tonnes.

At the delivery ceremony, the particularly proud and satisfied owner said: “After my first Benetti in 2015, I came back to work with a team that on my opinion realises one of the best yachts in the world. I’m happy that everything is the result of a masterfully orchestrated teamwork and all my ideas and wishes were welcomed”.

Features of FB703 M/Y mega yacht

The interiors are a joint effort by owner-chosen architect Mauricio Gómez de Tuddo and the Benetti Interior Style Department, resulting in a design that has both international allure and a strong Made in Italy imprint, as is clearly defined by the choice of brands like Minotti, Flexform, Giorgetti, Rimadesio, Poltrona Frau and Exteta.

The layout of this boat is spread across 4 decks, all featuring a deliberately uniform approach requested by the owner, which cancels out the boundaries between interior and exterior. 6 cabins, including the owner’s suite, provide accommodation for 12 people, with 5 cabins for 7 crew members.

On the Main Deck are situated the owner’s full-beam apartment and private study, along with an in & out veranda in the stern fitted with a frameless sliding glass door. Here, the dining area, main lounge and cockpit form a single light-flooded space that has a remarkably airy feel. The natural light that fills these spaces and the ever-present visual contact with the surrounding environment convey a feeling of living the outdoor life.

The Lower Deck contains the night area for guests, consisting of 2 VIP and 2 guest cabins, all fitted with electrically operated wengé venetian blinds, in addition to the crew quarters. A third VIP cabin and the captain’s cabin are on the Upper Deck, along with the Wheel House and an indoor and outdoor lounge area.

The custom swimming pool in the bow area on the Sun Deck is lined with mosaic by Sicis. The furnishings on this deck, notably the sunbeds, represent an open invitation both to relax in peace and quiet, as well as to enjoy convivial and entertaining moments around a table that can seat up to 12 people. The decision to install a dumb waiter, connecting all decks from the Main to the Sun Deck, boosts the potential use and functionality of every area on the yacht.

The safety equipment on board M/Y “Bacchanal” includes a 3D sonar system to identify bodies in the sea and provide information about any obstacles up to and over 500 meters from the yacht.

FB703 is powered by two MTU 12V engines and cruises at a top speed of 15.8 knots, with a range of 5,900 miles at 10 knots, allowing it to make transatlantic crossings.