Benetti Celebrates Launching Second Gigayacht in Livorno

Benetti launched its second 100m-plus gigayacht in early February

Benetti launched its second 100m-plus gigayacht in early February

Benetti has launched the 100m-plus hull FB272 from Livorno, lower than two months after the Italian shipyard unveiled its first-ever gigayacht, with a 3rd slated for an April launch.

A metal yacht with an aluminium superstructure, FB272 has a size “of about 100m”, a 17m beam and a displacement above 5,500GT, and is constructed to adjust to the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC).

Built for an skilled luxurious yacht proprietor and challenge managed by Burgess, the six-deck Benetti contains a helicopter pad, straight bow, large ahead deck, 800sqm of window glass and a waste-heat restoration system conceived by the proprietor.

The proprietor contributed to the idea and basic association, and spent vital time in the event of the outside, initially with Hugo van Wieringen from Azure Naval Architects after which with the help of Reymond Langton Design and Zaniz Jakubowski of Zaniz Interiors.

Hull FB272 leaves Benetti's Livorno shipyard

Hull FB272 leaves Benetti’s Livorno shipyard

The exterior design was refined publish contract with the help of Benetti’s in-house designer, Giorgio M. Cassetta, supporting Zaniz Interiors which took over duty for each the outside and inside design.

The yacht is fitted with a pioneering hybrid propulsion system with diesel-electric engines and two Azipod propulsion models linked to a particular battery pack conceived and offered by the proprietor, who was searching for vibration-free, silent navigation. The yacht additionally options a sophisticated Lutron domotic system, with about 500km of cable operating throughout her hull and superstructure.

Paolo Vitelli, President of Azimut-Benetti Group, stated: “This iconic challenge has had a big impact on native trade and after greater than 2 million hours of expert work from over 100 suppliers, we are able to actually pronounce her as an exquisite achievement for Livorno and the ‘Made in Italy’ ethos.

“The use of such a large number of suppliers is integral to the Benetti superyacht building philosophy: the perfect balance between the best ‘Made in Italy’ craftsmanship with the most advanced technological and innovative solutions available on the international market.”

Hull FB272 is the second of three gigayachts to be completed within a few months of each other

Hull FB272 is the second of three gigayachts to be accomplished inside just a few months of one another

Benetti launched its first-ever gigayacht in December 2018. Measuring 107m (350ft) in size with a 15.2m (49ft 10in) beam, hull FB277 was launched at a personal occasion in Livorno and was the primary of the three largest yachts ever to be constructed by the historic Italian yard.

Built with a metal hull and aluminium superstructure, the yacht was designed completely by Benetti and constructed in collaboration with Imperial Yachts, which was in cost of the challenge’s administration and supervision on behalf of the proprietor.

Azimut-Benetti has led the Global Order Book for superyachts (over 80ft) for a report 19 successive years, topping the 2019 version with 97 yachts below building, totalling three,536m in size. The models and whole size are 26 and 24.5 per cent greater respectively than on the 2018 checklist.

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