Benetti launches 62m custom build in Livorno
The Italian yard launched the 62m custom superyacht, FB283, designed by Giorgio Cassetta and Van Oossanen Naval Architects.
Giorgio Cassetta designed the 62m superyacht
Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, Benetti held a launch ceremony at its Livorno yard for FB283, a 62m full custom yacht with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. The yacht has an overall length of 62.0m (203ft 5in), a beam of 10.5m (over 34ft) and a draft of 2.95m (9ft 6in).
The yacht has accommodation for 12 guests in six cabins, as well as 15 crew in nine cabins, while Benetti said the owner requested four fundamental characteristics: “speed, silence, long range and guaranteed fun for the family”.
Dutch studio Van Oossanen Naval Architects handled ‘speed’ and ‘long range’ with the design of the fast displacement hull form (FDHF), which combines with two MTU 12V4000 M93L diesel engines to deliver a top speed of 21 knots and a range of 4,500nm at 12 knots.
Van Oossanen designed the fast displacement hull form
Italian Giorgio Cassetta designed the exteriors and interiors, with the lines including a sleek bow and a stern sloping down towards the water’s surface. Features includes massive oval capping rails, natural teak panels, solid wood and stone furniture, and uninterrupted 6m-long, 2m-high windows on both the main and upper decks.
‘Fun for the family’ is assured by storage areas for water toys including diving gear. Located forward on the upper deck, the garage has a side door and space to contain a 10m tender, two jet-skis and a second tender, while there’s also a touch-and-go helicopter platform to allow the owner and guests to reach the yacht in remote locations.
The build process began during the lockdown period in early 2020 and made use of innovative and functional solutions, which included the use of 3D technology to develop the project, video calls to keep the owner updated, and new working methods and timings.
As well as Custom builds, Benetti’s ranges include B.Now (50M, 60M, 67M, 72M), B.Century (55M, 62M, 68M, 75M), Oasis (34M, 40M), B.Yond (37M) and Class (Motopanfilo 37M, Diamond 44M).