13 September 2017
The custom superyacht has a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, with a beam of 10.8 metres and a draft of 3.4 metres. The exterior was a joint effort by Benetti and Giorgio M. Cassetta Design, while British yacht design specialists Bannenberg & Rowell were in charge of the interior.
FB276 is a modern yacht characterised by its onboard liveability, which has been achieved by optimising the generous interior volumes with simple, flowing lines. The vessel can accommodate up to 12 guests and up to 13 crew members.
The defining feature of this yacht is what can be described as a spacious owner’s apartment, located on the upper deck. The space has large glazed windows on three sides for a breathtaking view, two bathrooms, a walk-in wardrobe and a separate living area with sofa and terrace complete with touch and go helipad.
The privacy of the owner’s cabin is ensured during navigation, with the aid of a sun roof specially designed to block all view of the area from the wheelhouse. The central stairway leads directly to the bridge deck and the third cockpit, which has a dining table seating 12, a bar, a jacuzzi and a sun lounging area. On the main deck, in addition to the saloon with living and dining areas, is the big full-beam VIP cabin with side terrace, studio, dressing room and double bathroom.
The design of this latest yacht from Benetti also shows some other innovative elements, notably the stern beach club, which is can be made open on three sides to offer exceptional contact with the sea. A stairway from the cockpit on the main deck provides access to this living area during navigation. The large cockpit on the main deck is joined by another one on the upper deck.
The spaciousness of the FB276 has allowed Bannenberg & Rowell to experiment, in particular with asymmetrical layouts. The new approach is most apparent in the beach club, which is rotated about 30 degrees off-centre to open up new perspectives of the sea, as well as in the main and upper deck saloons, which are turned through the same angle to challenge conventional expectations.
Christos Ramnialis, Benetti’s general manager, said, “We are very proud of the recent sale of the FB276 to an owner from Germany, which is an extremely important strategic market for us. This is without a doubt the result of the internationally-recognised quality of our products and our consolidated financial solidity, which has allowed Benetti to win the trust of customers in all market segments and geographical areas.”
The new owner was introduced to Benetti by founder and chairman of Yacht Moments, Kurt Lehmann.