Benetti has announced the sales of 67m M/Y FB278 “Project Fenestra” to an experience American yacht owner. The purchase was brokered through a partnership with Northrop & Johnson.
“This order, following on the heels of the North American delivery of Spectre and Elaldrea, custom yachts of 69m and 49m, is evidence of the American market’s growing interest in the Benetti brand,” stated Franco Fusignani, CEO of Benetti Yachts, following the signing of the contract. “Benetti yachts have become the embodiment of high-quality Italian craftsmanship.”
Project Fenestra was designed by Giorgio M. Cassetta and, according to the yard, “expresses the owner’s passion for family, fitness and well-being. The interiors were designed by Benetti’s Interior Style Department”.
The seven-cabin layout can accommodate 14 guests, with an additional 10 cabins for up to 17 crew members, including three doubles for the captain, first officer and chief engineer. The owners specifically requested that the crew’s quarters include materials and furnishings of a similar quality to those used in the guest quarters.
Project Fenestra has six decks, with special attention being paid to the owner’s deck, which occupies over 148sqm and includes a lounge with bar and a 180 degrees view. The sun deck features a forward steering station, gym, steam room and Jacuzzi. She also has a dedicated beach club, complete with bar, full bath, upward opening stern door and side opening terrace.
According to The Superyacht Intelligence Agency, Benetti has delivered an average of 10.2 vessels per annum over the last 10 years, which increases to 11.2 vessels per annum over the last five years. The small fluctuations in delivery output clearly highlight Benetti’s consistency. This is further reflected in the fact that Benetti is one of only 16 shipyards globally that has successfully delivered at least a single vessel per year for the last decade. With three deliveries already in 2019, and another 15 expected, 2019 may prove to be a strong year for the Italian builder. However, inevitable delays will no doubt reduce the projected 18 deliveries to nearer the aforementioned averages.
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