Photos of 107m Benetti FB 277 under construction
by Simon Hardie
The first photos of Benetti’s largest ever build, the 107m FB 277, have been revealed. The photos help to emphasise the scale of the project, with the steel hull being constructed in three separate sections due its size.
The three hull sections were built in Livorno by Mec-Carpensalda and then carefully transported by barge to the Benetti yard.
Not much else is known about this 107m project at the moment but the FB 277 will have a full displacement steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. Design and naval architecture is by Benetti, who will take over the bulk of the work following the arrival of the newly constructed sections of hull.
The FB 277 will be powered by two Rolls Royce diesel electric engines and is expected to cruise at 16 knots with of a top speed of 18.5 knots. Delivery has been scheduled for 2019.
As can be seen in the 2016 Global Order Book, the FB 277 is one of a few yachts over 100 metres currently under construction. Kleven and Oceanco also have large superyachts in build, while Lürssen has five projects over 100 metres for delivery by 2019.
Parent company Azimut Benetti Group remains the biggest superyacht builder in the world next year, with more yachts on order or in build than any other yard. Benetti itself has a total of 39 yachts on its order books.
All photos courtesy of Mec-Carpensalda