Renowned Italian yacht-builder Benetti has given us a sneak preview of three upcoming super yachts which are soon to be delivered from its shipyards. Every Benetti yacht is unique and crafted around her owner’s needs, and these yachts really show why Benetti is the only yacht builder to have won Showboats International magazine’s “Shipyard Number 1” award six times in a row.
Currently being built at the Benetti shipyard in Livorno, the new 63 meter Benetti FB265 made her first appearance in October as she moved to the outfitting area of the yard. The FB625 is the second-largest Benetti currently in production. She has a steel hull with aluminium superstructure and is powered by twin Catepillar engines, giving her a 16 knot cruising speed. She won’t be seen again until she is officially launched in 2014.
Tradition Supreme 108
The new Tradition Supreme 108 (BK001), designed by Stefano Righini, was also recently transferred to the outfitting area of the yard. For the first time in the history of the Benetti Class range, the sun deck, roll-bar and hard top incorporate the use of fiberglass-carbon composites, creating a lighter and stronger deck structure.
With 3 decks, the Tradition Supreme 108 has considerable living space that provides guaranteed privacy, with a more complete separation of guest and crew living areas. She can comfortably accommodate ten guests in five cabins: an Owners Suite on the main deck and four Guest Cabins (two doubles and two twin) on the lower deck.
Full-height windows on the main deck allow plenty of natural light and provide stunning views, while a vertical window in the wheelhouse gives 180° visibility to the helmsman. One of the Tradition Supreme’s main features is a large sky lounge and sun-deck, which were designed to give the owner and his guests the maximum enjoyment of open air living.
The Tradition Supreme 108 has twin MAN engines which give a top speed of 13.5 knots, and a cruising speed of 12.5 knots. She will be delivered in October 2013.
Delfino 93 ZAPHIRA
The fifth Benetti Delfino 93’, ZAPHIRA (BD005), was also launched last month. ZAPHIRA is the third Delfino 93’ launched in 2012, after AZUL in April and OCEAN DRIVE in June, and is easily distinguishable by her fantastic blue hull. She is due to be delivered at the end of 2012. ZAPHIRA has a beautiful interior, with dark Ebony paneling, designed by Carlo Galeazzi. She can accommodate up to twelve guests in a fantastic Owner’s Suite and four Guest Cabins (two doubles, and two twins with folding berths). Two Caterpillar engines give this super yacht a top speed of 14 knots and a cruising speed of 13 knots.
One of our favorite Benetti yachts currently available for charter is the Benetti Classic WILD THYME, with accommodation for up to 10 guests in 5 luxurious en-suite cabins. WILD THYME is a 120ft super yacht available for charter along the French Riviera and Corsica with a professional crew of 7. She features a beautiful top deck with Jacuzzi, a collection of fantastic water toys and a very luxurious interior. Please also have a read of our blog post on the Benetti 46m ILLUSION.