Benetti Launches 203-Foot Custom Build

Construction on FB283 began during the pandemic lockdown in 2020.

Benetti Yachts FB283
The 203-foot Benetti Yachts FB283 reportedly has a 21-knot top hop. Courtesy Benetti Yachts

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Benetti Yachts in Italy has launched the 203-foot custom build FB283, whose construction began during the pandemic lockdowns in 2020.

The FB283 is a fully custom yacht with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. Exteriors and interiors are by Giorgio Cassetta. Hull lines are by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. The project manager is Nicola Nicolai of Nicolai Yacht Consulting & Project Management.

The design brief called for speed, silence, long range and “guaranteed fun for the family.” Benetti built the yacht on a fast-displacement hull form, with a projected top speed of 21 knots.

Design details include uninterrupted windows that span nearly 20 feet on the main and upper decks. The garage has a side door for loading and offloading a 33-foot tender, personal watercraft and a smaller tender. The yacht also has a touch-and-go helipad.

How did Benetti handle this yacht’s design process during the pandemic lockdown? The yard used 3D technology and video calls to communicate with the yacht’s owner.

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