Italian yard, Benetti, announced the successful launch of their 67m (220ft) full custom yacht, FB285NK from the Livorno yard earlier today. Built for a couple with specific ideas and direction, the end result is an artistic and tasteful yacht that will become their new home.
Working alongside the yard with Cassetta Yacht Designers completing the yacht exterior concept with input from the owner herself, an experienced interior designer, helped to create a luxurious, yet homey feel of the yacht.
Driven by a passion for the sea and their refined tastes, Benetti worked closely with designers and the owners to help bring their dream floating home to fruition. From the “wood selection, and the layout of the spaces [to] 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,” comments the yard.
Drawing inspiration from refined beach houses, the couple’s new home will offer breath-taking views at every opportunity, with an interior embodying complete relaxation and tranquility, one would expect at a luxury beach house. Uniquely, “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.”
Further adding to the airy feel of the yacht is the space between the hull sides stretching over 10 meters, with large windows to allow natural light to pour in and give a more fluid feel drawing the outside in. This luminosity was a key feature desired by the owner to allow a greater connection to the natural environment outside.
The yard further shares some key design features, “FB285NK is also a triumph of FSC®-certified teak, used extensively for the decks, doors, pillars and furniture, in a perfect combination of colors 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.”
FB285NK features five cabins for 10 guests and an additional 11 cabins for 19 crew members.