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Benetti FB276 Project Balance in build on spec

The 63 metre superyacht Project Balance is being built on speculation, Italian yard Benetti has revealed.

Under construction in Livorno ahead of a planned November 2018 completion date, Project Balance features modern exterior design by Giorgio M Casetta and innovative interiors by London-based studio Bannenberg & Rowell.

Formerly known as Hull FB276, this fully custom yacht will feature accommodation for 12 guests split across six double cabins. Benetti adds that it has worked closely with Bannenberg & Rowell to develop a layout that creates a sense of harmony and continuity between the interior and exterior spaces.

A key aspect of this is the superyacht beach club, which features fold-out sections on both sides and at the stern, to promote a strong sense of interaction with the sea. Meanwhile, the main deck saloon features an open plan layout, with the lounge flowing seamlessly into the dining area.

Further details are yet to be disclosed at this stage, with the engine installation and cruising range unconfirmed, but we can expect more large superyacht projects such as this in future, according to Fabio Ermetto, chief commercial officer at Benetti.

“On-spec production over 50 metres is perfectly aligned with the shipyard’s new build and sales strategy, which aims to speed up delivery for all those clients who want a custom yacht in a relatively short timeframe, while continuing to enjoy extensive customisation potential,” Ermetto commented.

Other projects currently under development at the Italian yard include the 107 metre Benetti FB277, which is due to hit the water in 2019.

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