Italian shipyard Benetti has announced that 50m motoryacht Vica (hull FB 801) is ready to weigh anchor. The operation is scheduled for mid-March in Livorno.
Vica is the first Benetti yacht with fibreglass hull and aluminium superstructure, a hybrid technology that allows the yard to take advantage of the sculptural and flexible qualities of aluminium to meet client customisation.
Benetti says Vica ensures comfortable hull performance (practically vibration free and silent) thanks to a special elastic connection between the engines and prop shaft.
This 50m vessel features spacious exteriors, large decks both to the bow and stern of the upper deck, and sundeck.
The exteriors have large full-height windows and also three removable panels. The first panel is astern and on the side for hauling in and launching the tender. The second is at the swimming platform, and the third is at the lower deck, enabling the lobby to be opened up.
Another feature that is unusual for a boat of this size is the retractable stair that leads down to the water, which has been designed exclusively for the boat owner’s personal use.
The interior layout includes four guest cabins on the lower deck, the boat owner suite towards the bow on the main deck, and an additional cabin on the upper deck.
The 12-member crew shares six cabins on the lower deck. The interiors were designed for a home-like feel, except for the foyer with its wrought iron staircase.
Cherry is used throughout in both glossy and satin finishes for the cabins with rosewood detailing.
The lighting design features LEDs and an alabaster column lit from the inside using white point dynamic brightness controls.
Hull FB 264 was launched in Livorno
Benetti has also announced the launch of hull FB264, and the delivery of motoryacht Surpina.
FB264 is a 63.5m steel and aluminium yacht. The project is a 100% custom and built exclusively for private use.
56-metres in length with a 10.8m beam, Surpina’s exteriors is the direct result of the boat owner’s functional requirements. Unlike most Benetti yachts of this size, the stern areas of the main and upper decks are not open. Instead, they are glazed with large windows that hide the main deck living area and the upper deck gym adjacent to the boat owner suite.
The interior layout includes seven guest cabins plus the boat owner suite.
Surpina is fitted with two MTU 12V 4000M53 1340 kW engines allowing for a range of 5,000 nautical miles at a fuel economy speed of 12 knots.
Surpina is fitted with two MTU 12V 4000M53 1340 kW engines