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February 25, 2020


By Arun Kakar

The Benetti shipyard in Livorno has launched FB273, the elegant 70-meter custom yacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. The exterior design was developed entirely by Benetti, working in close collaboration with the Owner, while the interiors are by Laura Pomponi and her Team. The yacht extends across six decks and has a futuristic stern area featuring two side doors and a variable geometry swimming pool, a vertical bow with a “touch and go” helicopter landing area and a Jacuzzi on the Sky Deck.

Yesterday Benetti, in a festive atmosphere at its Livorno shipyard, launched 70-meter superyacht FB273, a symbol of the excellence on which Benetti has always prided itself. Built for an expert Owner, the yacht has a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, six decks and a highly distinctive design that enhances both functionality and performance. The elegant lines of the exteriors are the work of Benetti’s in-house designers, while the interiors are the work of Laura Pomponi and her design Team. Construction work was supervised on behalf of the Owner by Bureau Veritas Solutions M&O.

Perhaps, the most striking of the many unusual features of this superyacht is the stern area which has a variable geometry swimming pool with a special system that varies the depth for use by both adults and kids, installed on a Benetti yacht for the very first time. The bottom of the pool becomes an integral part of the Main Deck when fully raised and the Beach Club opens out with two side terraces over the water.

The indoor and outdoor spaces on the Main Deck are very generously spaced and feature big sunbathing areas. Moving forward from the stern, a light-filled living area with full-height glazed surfaces, furnished with sofas and armchairs, is followed by a dining room with a balcony on the starboard side that amplifies the sensation of contact with the sea and eliminates the boundary between interior and exterior.

On the Lower Deck, guests are accommodated amidships in 6 double cabins. The crew quarters are in the bow area.

The Upper Deck is dedicated entirely to the owner, with access both from outdoors and up the impressive interior stairway. In the bow, the private cabin occupies over 120 sqm and has a 180-degree view of the horizon, offering a bathroom with shower and sauna, a walk-in his and hers wardrobe, and a big, bright night area where the bed is flanked by the vanity table and breakfast corner. There is also a private lounge with loose furniture that looks out over the yacht’s majestic bow, reserved for the Owner’s exclusive use, and a touch and go helicopter landing area at the tip of the bow.

On the same deck as the Owner’s suite, moving forward from the stern, are an outdoor lounge area with sofas and a sunbathing area, the interior lounge area, and a living space with a home theatre system. The office has a big monolithic glass wall that looks out over the interiors and is connected to the big lobby with a private balcony. On the left side is the gym, complete with a massage room.

The Sun Deck features a big en plein air dining area connected to an interior veranda through a sliding door. Forward, the captain’s cabin is next to the bridge.

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The top Sky Deck is completely open, with a Jacuzzi, sunpad and loungers offering a prime vantage point to enjoy the sea view.

FB273 is fitted with two 2,400 hp Caterpillar engines that drive the yacht to a top speed of 17 knots and give it a range of 5,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots.


Lunghezza f.t./ Length overall 70 m 229’6’’ ft
Larghezza max / Beam max 10,60 m 35’ ft

Immersione massima / Draft max


3 m 9’84’’ ft
Scafo e Sovrastruttura / Hull and Superstructrure Steel and aluminium
Dislocamento a pieno carico / Full Load Displacement 1.245 t
Capacità casse combustibile / Fuel tank capacity 132.000 l 34,870 US gals
Capacità cassa acqua / Fresh water capacity 21.500 l 5,680 US gals
Cabine armatore e ospiti / Owner & Guest cabins 7 cabins
Cabine equipaggio / Crew cabins  11 cabins
Motori principali / Main engines 2 x CAT 3512HD of 2.400 HP each
Generatori / Generators 3 x CAT C7.1 of 150 KWe each

1 x CAT C 7.1 of 118 KWe

Elica di prua / Bow thruster 200KW
Stabilizzatori/ Stabilizers Naiad Dynamics
Velocità massima / Max speed 17 nodi 17 knots
Autonomia a 12 nodi / Range @ 12 kn 5.000 Nm 5,000 Nm
Classifica / Classification Lloyd’s Register (LY3 compliant)
Costruttore / Builder Azimut | Benetti Spa div Benetti
Architettura Navale / Naval Architecture Azimut | Benetti Spa
Designer interni / Interior designer Benetti Style Department/Laura Pomponi
Concept + Designer esterni / Concept + Exterior designer Benetti Style Department

Founded in 1873, Benetti is the oldest Italian shipyard specialized in luxury yachts, icon of an Italian timeless style and of construction excellence. Every yacht is unique, developed around its owner. Benetti designs, builds and sells vessels in composite materials, aluminium and steel from 29 to 45 meters and boats in steel and aluminium from 45 to more than 100 meters. The fleet consists of 5 categories: Class, Oasis, B.Yond, B.Now and Custom designed to meet all the needs of the market. In Livorno and in the Viareggio Headquarters, as well as its direct offices in Fort Lauderdale, Dubai, Hong Kong and London, Benetti recruits highly skilled personnel, located throughout the productive units. Benetti belongs to the Azimut|Benetti Group, the largest private-owned luxury yachting group in the world.

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