Benetti has announced the sale of a custom 63m FB276 to a German owner, introduced by Kurt Lehmann of Yacht Moments. The steel and aluminum projects has been designed in a joint effort between Benetti and Giorgio M. Cassetta Design, while the interior is by Bannenberg & Rowell. The early renderings suggest that FB276 is a modern yacht characterized by onboard liveability, which is achieved by optimizing the generous interior volumes wrapped in exterior spaces defined by simple, flowing lines.
The defining feature of this yacht is an spacious owners’ apartment located on the upper deck. This offers the owner 1,745sqft of privacy and luxury, including the owner’s cabin, which has large glazed surfaces on three sides, two bathrooms, a walk-in wardrobe and a separate living area with sofa and television.
These are all connected with a bow cockpit combined with a 600sqft bow terrace complete with touch and go helipad. The privacy of the area is ensured during navigation as well, with the help of the “sun roof”, which is specially designed to block the view from the wheelhouse. A central stairway leads directly to the bridge deck and the third cockpit, which has a dining table seating twelve, a bar, a Jacuzzi and a sun lounging area. On the main deck, in addition to the saloon with living and dining areas, is the big full-beam VIP cabin with side terrace, studio, dressing room and double bathroom.
A stern beach club, which is open on three sides, offers great contact with the sea when both of the two side doors and the stern door are open. A stairway from the cockpit on the main deck provides access to this space during navigation. The large cockpit on the main deck is joined by another one on the upper deck. The spaces available in the FB276 have allowed Bannenberg & Rowell to experiment, in particular with asymmetrical layouts.
The new approach is clear to see in the beach club, which is rotated about 30 degrees off-centre to open up new perspectives of the sea, as well as in the main and upper deck saloons, which are turned through the same angle to challenge conventional expectations and perceptions. Likewise, the all-around owner’s suite has been designed to offer breath-taking panoramic views through the large windows over the private bow deck.
Christos Ramnialis, Benetti General Manager, commented: “We are very proud of the recent sale of the FB276 to an owner from Germany, which is an extremely important strategic market for us. This is without a doubt the result of the internationally-recognised quality of our products and our consolidated financial solidity, which has allowed Benetti to win the trust of customers in all market segments and geographical areas”