December 4, 2011

New Model: Benetti 65m FB252

Launched late last Spring is the Benetti 65 meter FB252, named Nataly has been a huge diversion for the usual styling of this World famous Italian builder.  Designed by Redman Whiteley from the United Kingdom FB252 is indeed a very modern looker to the usual classic and loving lines of this much appreciated Italian status symbol super yacht builder.  Most of the modernity comes from the upright bow, but also the sleek super structure and the huge free fore deck stand out from the usual Benetti style.  But Benetti can be forgiven in this new design as the sign and patterns of the looks here do resemble the usual Benetti style.  The 65m FB252 can sleep up to six guests, plus a gigantic owners room. Crew space if for sixteen plus a double crew cabin.  Power is from twin 2258hp Cat engines,with max speeds up to 15 knots, and a cruise of 12 giving up to five thousand nautical miles of range. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 65 m (213.2ft)
Beam - 11.75 m
Draft - 3.10 m
Displacement - 1050 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 160000 l
Water Capacity - 40000 l
Accommodation - 1 Owners cabins, 12 guests in 6 cabins, 2 berths in Captains cabin, 16 crew in 8 Cabins
Engines - 2 x Cat 351 6B 2258hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Detra propellers
Speed - 15 knots, 12 knot cruise
Range - 5000 nm at 12 knots
Construction - steel hull aluminum super structure
Project - Redman Whiteley Dixon Ltd Exterior and Interior, Azimut Benetti Group Naval architecture
Certification - American Bureau of Shipping