Central Yacht announces new 56m superyacht order at Benetti
by Raphael Montigneaux
News arrives from Captain Paul Brackley, confirming the appointment of Central Yacht as owner's representative for the new Benetti hull FB266.
Lloyd's registered and MCA compliant, this 56 metre superyacht is a close sistership to Lady Candy (hull FB260), which was designed by Central Yacht. Some of the innovative choices were adopted again for the FB266, like the 100msq saloon on the main deck, the layout of the upper deck with two master suites, and the wheelhouse on the fourth deck. The large beach club developed on Lady Candy has reverted into a stern garage, and some details of the exterior styling were modified to follow the owner's wishes.
FB266 is powered by twin 1,380kW MTU engines giving a top speed of 15.5 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles at a more economical speed.
While Lady Candy is scheduled for this year, FB266 will be delivered to her Far Eastern owners in 2015.