Benetti delivers 108m superyacht FB275 to Australian casino tycoon
Marking the last step for the so called giga season begun by Italian builder Benetti earlier in 2019, the yard has announced the successful delivery of the 108-metre flagship giga yacht FB275, according to Yacht Harbour.
Launched in February 2019, the 108-metre vessel departed Benetti’s yard in Livorno on July 26. She boasts exterior design and décor by the British RWD studio, while her interiors come from the drawing boards of Benetti’s in-house design team.
Adrian Chisnell, Team Principal at RWD, stresses:
The exterior design of FB275 epitomises all that RWD strive for in our designs – elegance, beauty, attention to detail and absolute quality in every surface and sweeping curve. Many years in development, the exterior lines were created to portray a purposeful and powerful stature yet with a timeless flowing silhouette.
FB275 accommodates up to 22 guests on board, tended to by a yacht crew of 29. The Owner’s Deck features its own private al fresco dining and relaxation areas, while on the Main Deck a vast dining table provides the perfect setting for an evening of al fresco fine dining.
With a steel hull, aluminium superstructure and a naval architecture by Pierluigi Ausonio, she features 14.5-metre beam, a draft of 4.4 metres and a gross tonnage of 3,367 tonnes.
FB275: a great success for Benetti, for Livorno, for Italy. Today we completed this delivery 40 days before the due time. We have made the owner, his captain and his team extremely happy and proud of such a real masterpiece.
Building three 100+ metre superyachts simultaneously at its Italian facilities, Benetti shook the yaching world in spring 2019, launching the three mammoths within 100 days.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the yacht will replace Packer's current 55-meter Amels, EJI. The latter, delivered in 2018, was sold in September 2018 asking €42 million in brand new condition.