GIGAYACHT Benetti-FB277

THE LAUNCH OF 107 METER “FB277”, THE FIRST OF THREE
GIGAYACHTS TO BE UNVEILED IN LIVORNO WITHIN THE NEXT FEW
MONTHS

Today in Livorno Benetti has successfully launched FB277, a 107 meters motor yacht, the
biggest ever built in Italy by a private shipyard. Powered by a diesel electric propulsion
system, the yacht’s interiors and exterior have been designed entirely in house by Benetti
and managed by Imperial, acting as Owner’s Representative, Build Supervisor and Yacht
Manager of the vessel. The giga yacht has a hull constructed in steel and a superstructure
of aluminium. She features a large swimming pool on the Sun Deck, a grand piano, a Spa
with hammam, massage room and gym and a touch and go helipad. Her maximum beam is
15.2 meters and she has a full load displacement of 3,300t.
The giga yacht “FB277” is a stunning creation of epic proportions. From the exterior, her
elongated and linear profile, emphasized by balanced ribbons of glazing, speak to the admirer of
contemporary and minimal design. Her strong plumb bow is businesslike and rooted in the
practical need to tackle swelling seas with ease and comfort. Here also, a vast helicopter pad
makes for uncomplicated landings. To the stern each gently staggered deck ends in graceful
sweep downwards.

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In terms of guest facilities, “FB277” covers all the bases, adding delights guests might not have
even thought to indulge in during their seafaring adventures. On the Wheelhouse Deck the
master cabin is a sumptuous full beam size, flanked by identical port and starboard balconies
leading on to vast dressing rooms and an interconnected bathroom. The Upper Deck saloon, aft
of this suite, is perfect for unwinding at the end of a long day, listening to the grand piano or
watching a movie on the private sofa. On the Main Deck, seven huge VIP cabins, each with a
large bathroom, are placed forward of the spacious main dining and saloon area. A mesmerizing
spiral staircase with a full height inner atrium intersects each deck. Half of the Lower Deck and
some space on the under Lower Deck has been set aside for generous amounts of crew
accommodation.
A spacious beach club has access to the sea on both sides of the beam, as well as to stern,
creating a huge connection with nature. The ship’s connecting spa area is equipped with a gym
and a hammam and massage room. Large areas of deck satisfy the sun lovers: the top deck
features seating and sun pads for those who favour a view, whilst the Sun Deck accommodates
dining areas, more sun pads and a huge pool that can hold about 21,000 liters. More outdoor
seating is found on the Wheelhouse Deck and aft on the Main Deck.
Delivery of the yacht is expected to take place in Summer 2019.
Of the launch Benetti’s CEO Franco Fusignani says, “We are thrilled to see the launch of this
beautiful giga yacht. The first of three currently under construction in parallel in Livorno. “FB277
is, in reality, more beautiful and impressive than we could ever have possibly imagined. With this
launch, we recognize the first essential step in strengthening our Brand in order to offer the same
outstanding high-end vessels we are already known for in the megayacht sector to the giga yacht
sector. Today, Benetti is the only private shipyard in Italy, and one of very few anywhere in the
world, with the capacity and capabilities to build yachts over 80 meters long. This giga yacht puts
Benetti on the map for building yachts of over 100 meters. We would like to thank the city of
Livorno for its help in achieving this tremendous milestone.”
Julia Stewart, Imperial Director: “FB277 marks an important step in Imperial history by being not
only the first and biggest superyacht ever delivered in Italy by a private shipyard, but also being
one of the most exclusive vessel available for charter from Summer 2019 and beyond. “FB277” is
a major milestone for our industry, by her extraordinary proportions, her impressive high ceilings
on both exterior and interior sides and the fantastic amenities she is carrying. From an impressive
Beach Club with Hammam to her giant pool on Sun deck, through her touch-and-go helipad and
her versatile, tasteful 7-cabins layout, “FB277” represents the utmost luxury for all superyacht
passionates looking after a tailor-made charter journey. We are proud to give birth to a successful
superyacht, and we look forward to seeing her sporty, roaring lines cruising along the seven
seas.”


Benetti’s Giga yacht construction programme, which includes the two other giga yachts in build
and due to be launched in the next few months, has been the subject of major investment at the
shipyard. An ambitious business plan has prompted financial input of more than 15 million euros
in infrastructure, organisation, safety and security, to overcome the challenges presented by
building such giga yachts. The development by Benetti of the Giga yacht construction programme
has also required the creation of a special team of experts in this specific type of project.
Expansion at the Livorno shipyard, in the form of two new generation steel structure sheds, have
enabled Benetti to massively increase its productivity.

 

BENETTI FB277 TECHNICAL DATA
Length overall 107 m 351 ft
Beam max 15,2 m 49’6’’ ft
Draft max 4,5 m 14’8’’ ft
Hull and Superstructure Steel / Aluminium
Full Load Displacement 3.300 tons
Fuel tank capacity 300.000 l 79,250 US gals
Fresh water capacity 69.000 l 18,227 US gals
Owner & Guest cabins 8 cabins per 12 persons
Crew cabins 17 + 1 cabins per 31 + 1 persons
Main engines N° 2 ROLLS ROYCE ELECTRIC MOTORS 2.800 Kw / 690V
Generators N° 8 CATERPILLAR C32 ACERT 832 eKw@1.500 rpm – 50 Hz
+ (1 emergency 346 ekW – 50 Hz)
Bow thruster N° 2 Rolls Royce 200 kW electric
Stern thruster SCHOTTEL Pump Jet 350 kW electric
Stabilizers N°4 fins Naiad Dynamics
Max speed 18,5 nodi 18.5 knots
Range @ 12 kn 5.500 Nm 5,500 Nm
Classification Lloyds/Compliance LY3
Builder Benetti Shipyard
A Naval Architecture Benetti and Pierluigi Ausonio
Concept + Exterior designer Benetti
Interior designer Benetti Style Department

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