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Benetti launches third ‘Giga Season’ yacht

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Benetti has launched Project FB275, the third in a trio of megayachts the yard has launched in its self-proclaimed “Giga Season.”

The 354-foot (108m) FB275 has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure with five decks, a 47-foot (14.5m) beam and a 14-foot (4.4m) draft. The yacht’s displacement is 3,600 metric tons. According to Benetti, FB275 was designed to cruise the oceans for thousands of miles without the need to refuel; a 345,000-liter fuel tank enables a range of 6,500 nautical miles at 14 knots.

Main propulsion comes from two MTU diesel engines rated at 2880 kW each enabling a maximum speed of about 18.5 knots. The main gen sets are four CAT C18s rated at 465 kW. According to Benetti, FB275 has an electric Schottel stern SPJ pump jet with 500 kW power, which increases maneuverability and enables the yacht to travel for short distances under entirely electric propulsion.

The yacht’s exterior lines were designed by British firm RWD, while Benetti’s in-house team created the interior. Features include a cinema, a drop-down balcony, a 5-foot (1.5m) firepit on the bridge deck, a heated swimming pool on the main deck, five cranes and two hydraulic scissor-type lifts for tenders up to 15 metric tons, and a 1,500-liter refueling station for all the toys.

Recent expansion at the Livorno shipyard that included two new steel structure sheds – each 58.5m x 137m with a height of 30.4m, and both equipped with two gantry cranes with a maximum capacity of 40 metric tons – enabled Benetti to build the three “Giga Season” sister yachts in parallel, according to a company press release.

The “season” began with the launch of the 351-foot (107m) Project FB277 in December, followed by the 353-foot (107.6m) Project FB272 in February.

For more information, visit  benettiyachts.it.


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