The vivid artistic rendering of her owner’s taste and flair transforms the yacht into the family’s new home
This morning, at its Livorno yard, Benetti launched the new mega yacht built for an owner couple with very clear ideas: to transform this 67-meter vessel into their new home, taking advantage of valuable input from the yard, with Cassetta Yacht Designers for the exterior concept and the outstanding original touch of the owner herself, an experienced interior designer, in her own area of expertise.
The design of FB285NK is inspired by a combination of passion for the sea, refined aesthetic taste and, most importantly, understanding. Understanding between the owner couple, the Benetti shipyard and the architects, whose expertise translated the owners’ aspirations and desires onto paper.
In this new adventure, the soul of the project, with exteriors by Cassetta Yacht Designers and interiors by the owner herself, lies in this being a totally custom 67-meter yacht, with the owner playing an important role in the choice of style and interior decor, the wood selection, and the layout of the spaces. Drawing on her experience as a designer in the luxury real estate business, the owner was involved in the project right from the design phase when, together with the yard and the designers, she outlined a boat that behind the traditional lines and layout reveals a whole host of ingenious solutions for life on the water.
This is because FB285NK is now the owner couple’s new home, an elegant and refined beach house with a breath-taking view and fully appointed with every comfort for spending the day in complete relaxation, tranquillity, peace and quiet. To ensure better service on board, the owners decided to reduce the number of cabins to only five, fewer than any other yacht this size.
A sense of wonder hits you like a blast when you enter the lounge on the Main Deck. The space between the hull sides is over ten meters wide while the large windows contribute to the overall elegance of the architecture and give an even more fluid feel to the design, which floods the interior with natural light through the circular side windows.
Almost 2 meters in diameter, their effect is spectacular, becoming a signature feature of the yacht’s silhouette and filling the interiors with light, from the generous main lounge to the cabins on the Lower Deck. Aesthetically original, they please the eye with their feeling of modernity and luminosity and give the yacht’s design a distinctive look. They were strongly desired by the owner, who wanted to establish a connection between the interiors and the natural environment by framing the beauty of the scenery outside. Designed as a beautiful and luxurious residence on the water, it was essential for the design to include a constant reminder of the natural environment around the yacht.
FB285NK is also a triumph of FSC®-certified teak, used extensively for the decks, doors, pillars and furniture, in a perfect combination of colours with the chromatism of the steel elements and the paint coating the hull. FSC® certification is a guarantee that the teak used for the flooring is sourced from responsibly managed forests with a planned cycle of environmentally sustainable tree harvesting and replanting.
Founded in 1873, Benetti is the oldest Italian shipyard specialized in luxury yachts, an icon of timeless style and construction excellence. Every yacht is unique, developed around its owner. Benetti designs, builds and sells vessels in composite materials from 29 to 44 meters and boats in steel and aluminium from 37 to more than 100 meters. The fleet consists of 5 categories: Class, Oasis, B.Yond, B.Now and Custom. Part of the Azimut|Benetti Group, a world leader in the industry, Benetti recruits only highly skilled personnel for its Livorno production unit, Viareggio headquarters and offices in Fort Lauderdale, Dubai, Hong Kong and London.