2 New Designs from Benetti Yachts

The Motopanfilo is a 121-foot design, while FB284 is a 220-foot superyacht.

December 3, 2020
Benetti FB284
Benetti’s FB284 is a 220-foot, six-deck superyacht with exteriors by Giorgio M. Cassetta. Courtesy Benetti Yachts

According to Benetti, motopanfilo is an Italian word that, during the 1960s, denoted yachts of about 60 to 100 feet length overall that were synonymous with glamour. The new Motopanfilo model is a displacement design that adds the type of exterior volume today’s yachtsmen expect, with exteriors by Francesco Struglia and interiors by Lazzarini Pickering Architetti.

Five staterooms are on board, including a master forward on the main deck. Benetti says the Motopanfilo’s top speed will be 16 to 18 knots, depending on the owner’s choice of 1,400- or 1,650-horsepower MAN V-12 engines. Range is projected to be 3,800 nautical miles at 10 knots.

The second new design from Benetti is FB284, a six-deck superyacht with exteriors by Giorgio M. Cassetta and interiors by the in-house Benetti team. The design is based on the same platform Benetti used for several other yachts in the 206- to 220-foot range, including the award-winning Metis.

Benetti Motopanfilo
The Benetti Motopanfilo is a 121-foot displacement design with five staterooms, including a master forward on the main deck. Courtesy Benetti Yachts

Aboard the FB284, the upper deck will be dedicated to the owner, with two VIP staterooms on the main deck and four guest staterooms belowdecks. There’s space on the bridge deck (Benetti calls it “the party deck”) for guest use in addition to a sundeck with a hot tub and bar.

Benetti’s range of construction is quite wide: The yard builds composite yachts from 95 to 144 feet length overall, as well as steel and aluminum yachts from 120 to more than 300 feet length overall.

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