The Benetti shipyard has released information about three of their projects currently in the final stages of completion, including the 50 metre Vica which is ready to weight anchor in Livorno, the 63.5 metre project FB264 which has been launched also in Livorno, and the 56 metre Surpina, which is due for delivery in a couple of weeks.
Superyacht Vica is built with a fibreglass hull and aluminium superstructure, and is the first Benetti yacht built with this kind of hybrid technology. She features generous exterior spaces, with large decks both to the bow and stern of the upper deck, as well as an impressive sun deck.
The exteriors have large full-height windows and also three removable panels – a unique VICA feature. The first panel is astern and on the side for hauling in and launching the tender; the second is at the swimming platform; and the third is at the lower deck, enabling the lobby - usually a closed space - to be opened up. In addition, the retractable stair that leads down to the water is reserved exclusively for the boat owner’s personal use, a feature normally seen on much larger yachts.
Guests are accommodated over four cabins on the lower deck, as well as a luxurious owner’s suite on the main deck. A crew of twelve are also accommodated for. The interiors are welcoming and cosy, with cherry used throughout in both glossy and satin finished with rosewood detailing. The lighting design features LEDs and an alabaster column lit from the inside using white point dynamic brightness controls.
The 63.5 metre project FB264 has been designed as a home from home, with several small intimate living spaces in addition to the large saloon. Throughout, only the finest materials have been used, and the simplicity of the intimate spaces is offset by the impressive complexity of the workmanship.
Unlike most Benetti yachts of this size, the stern areas of the main and upper deck areas on board the 56 metre Surpina are not open, but are instead glazed with large windows that hide the main deck living area and the upper deck gym adjacent to the boat owner suite.
Accommodation on board is provided over seven guests cabins in addition to the luxurious owner’s suite. The interiors are of a classic Italian style, with wood contrasting with white carpet and marble. Some of the materials utilised include elm root panelling with mahogany, walnut and rosewood detailing. One of the yacht's hallmarks is the "precious" period furniture requested by the boat owner - each piece with its own history and a celebration of Italian craftsmanship. She is powered by two MTU 12V 4000M53 1340 kW engines, providing a range of 5,000 nautical miles at a speed of 12 knots.
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