Benetti launches 70m custom superyacht FB273

Written by Laura Nicholls

Benetti celebrated the launch of their latest custom build this week: the 70-metre FB273. The 1,425 GT superyacht sports a steel hull and aluminium superstructure developed by Benetti in close collaboration with the yacht's experienced owner, while the interior project is the work ofย Laura Pomponiย and her design team. Having hit the water for the first time on Monday 17 February, the elegant exterior lines, futuristic stern and vertical bow were seen for the first time during a special launch ceremony in Livorno. Alkhor yacht launch in Livorno Photo: Benetti

Up to 12 guests can be accommodated for across six staterooms, all located on the lower deck. Spanning across six decks, the notable features on board include a geometric swimming pool with a special function to vary the depth, touch-and-go helicopter landing area, large sun deck and Jacuzzi on the sky deck. Guests can also enjoy sunbathing on the expansive outdoor spaces on the main deck, or move indoors to the saloon with its lounge and dining area and starboard balcony. The beach club can also be accessed from the main deck which opens out over the water thanks to two side terraces. Alkhor yacht launch at Benetti in LivornoPhoto: BenettiBenetti FB273 hull and superstructureHaving assigned Bureau Veritas Solutions M&O to supervise the construction, the owner is to reside in the upper deck - a space that has been created entirely for this purpose. With a central stairway, the owner's suite covers over 120-square-metres with 180-degree views. A private lounge, bathroom, sauna, his-and-hers wardrobes and access to the helicopter landing area occupies the upper deck, as well as an outdoor lounge area, home theatre, gym and massage room. The owner's office features a glass wall that overlooks the interiors and is connected to the lounge area and private balcony. Benetti shipyard in LivornoPhoto: Benetti SpaIn terms of performance, the FB273 is fitted with twin 2,400 hp Caterpillar engines that drive the yacht to a top speed of 17 knots and provide a range of 5,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots.

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