FB283, the new 62-meter Full Custom yacht built by Benetti with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, touched the water for the first time in a private ceremony.
The Owner had expressed the desire for a yacht with four fundamental characteristics: speed, silence, long range and guaranteed fun for the family. And so it was: Benetti has built a yacht that makes the customer’s dream come true, by tailoring it according to their desires.
This was facilitated by the close relationship established between the yard, the project team, the designer and the owner, who was represented by Nicola Nicolai from Nicolai Yacht Consulting & Project Management, acting as advisor prior to the purchase and managing the entire construction process as owner’s representative and project manager.
Features of the new Benetti yacht
FB283’s exterior styling features extremely elegant lines, with a sleek bow and a stern sloping down towards the water’s surface, combined with a (FDHF) fast displacement hull meticulously researched by Benetti and Van Oossanen Naval Architects to deliver excellent performance. FB283 has a maximum speed of 21 knots and a range that makes it possible to cruise for long distances without stopping.
Cassetta and his Rome based studio have conquered the art of purification to the essential and achieved the desired smoothness of surfaces. This coherence in lines can be seen as one of the studio’s trademarks. They deal away with unnecessary disturbances on the exterior design to leave the bare minimum of openings and gaps in the otherwise continuous surfaces.
Deck fittings such as the massive oval capping rails, natural teak panels and solid wood and stone furniture give the vessel a “super yacht” feel.
A focus on conviviality
Being entrusted by the Owner with both exterior and interior design, Cassetta added striking details to interface the two, such as the 6 x 2 meter uninterrupted windows on both main deck and upper deck.
With a focus on comfort and conviviality, FB283 has been created with family life front and center, so there are plenty of storage areas offering space for all kinds of water toys and equipment for having fun in the water, including diving gear.
Located forward on the upper deck, the garage is like a cathedral, with a side door and the space to contain a 10-meter tender, two jet skis and a second tender. A touch & go helicopter platform makes sure the owner and guests can reach the yacht whatever the location.
FB283 construction process started during the 2020 lockdown period and as a result the yard made use of innovative and functional solutions.
Thanks to the 3D technology used to develop the entire project, internal video calls to keep the owner constantly updated, and completely new working methods and timings, Benetti has showed that it can capitalize on its know-how and on winning production and engineering processes to breathe life into a Full Custom yacht.