April 19, 2015

New Model: Benetti 50m FB801

Almost 50 metres long, FB801 is the first Benetti yacht built with hybrid technology: a fiberglass hull with an aluminium superstructure. The sculptural and flexible qualities of aluminium lend themselves to client customization. FB801 is is a decidedly Mediterranean vessel featuring spacious exteriors, large decks both to the bow and stern of the upper deck, as well as an enormous sun deck.  FB801 ensures comfortable hull performance, practically vibration free and silent thanks to a special elastic connection between the engines and prop shaft.  The exteriors have large full-height windows and also three removable panels a unique feature of Benetti FB801. The first panel is astern and on the side for hauling in and launching the tender; the second is at the swimming platform; and the third is at the lower deck, enabling the lobby usually a closed space to be opened up. In addition unusual for a boat of this size; the retractable stair that leads down to the water, exclusively for the boat owner’s personal use.  The interior layout includes four guest cabins on the lower deck, the boat owner suite towards the bow on the main deck, and an additional cabin on the upper deck. The 12-member crew shares 6 cabins on the lower deck. The interiors were designed for a home-like feel, except for the foyer with its impressive wrought iron stair. Cherry is used throughout in both glossy and satin finishes (for the cabins) with rosewood detailing. The lighting design is quite evocative, featuring LEDs and an alabaster column lit from the inside using white point dynamic brightness controls.
Technical Data:
LOA - 49.8 m (163ft)
Hull Length - 41.2 m
Beam - 9.62 m
Draft - 2.7 m
Displacement - 498 t
Fuel Capacity - 70000 l
Water Capacity - 12000 l
Engines - 2 x Cat C32 Acert 1450hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 15 knots max, 14 knots cruise
Accommodation - 12 guest berths in 6 cabins, 12 crew in 6 cabins
Construction - fiberglass, aluminium super structure
Hull Type - Displacement
Certification - ABS