Benetti Sells Its First Chinese-Flagged Megayacht
The 65m custom yacht FB270, sold in Asia, will be the first Benetti yacht built under China Classification Society and Lloyd’s Registry rules.
Benetti continues to build on its success in the Asia Pacific area. Hard on the heels of the recent sales of a Mediterraneo 116, Fast 125 and 50m custom, Benetti’s winning streak in the Asian market has continued with the sale of FB270, a 65m custom build that will be the Italian shipyard’s first superyacht to fly the Chinese flag, with a certificate issued by the China Classification Society. FB270 will be delivered in the first half of 2021.
Peter Mahony, General Manager of Benetti Asia, said: “The sale of FB270 shows that an evolution is taking place and that a market will adapt to its new environment if an open mind, hard work and can-do attitude is shared by all parties involved.
“Following extensive work between China Classification Society, Benetti and Lloyd’s Register who will also provide class on this yacht, we are delighted to have confirmed this new build order.”
Fu Buming, Port Administration Chief at the Department of Commerce of Hainan province, said: “Hainan is striving to become an international tourist centre, in accordance with the state’s general guidelines and requirements, in order to further develop the city as a first-class port tourism destination with a window to display world-class yachts and innovation within the global yachting industry.”
FB270 is a custom yacht with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. The design features an innovative layout for the living area and a 160sqm apartment for the principle.
Giorgio M. Cassetta designed the exteriors, layouts are by Benetti Basic and Executive Design Department, while Pierluigi Ausonio handled the hull lines.
The interiors present colourways reminiscent of the sea, beaches and tropical islands, with a design developed entirely in-house by Maria Rosa Remedi of the Benetti Interior Style Department with full consultation and guidance of the buyer’s team to achieve a unique and iconic interior suited to her intended use.
Special features that set FB270 apart from similarly sized yachts include the service bathrooms on every deck and a wealth of technical spaces and storage areas. Special care has been taken to separate crew flows from the guest areas to ensure maximum guest privacy.