Published: Wednesday, 01 February 2017

The latest unit of Benetto – the FB803 M/Y Blake – is now under construction on spec at the Viareggio shipyard in Italy, where work recently got underway on fitting out the interiors. Its launch is scheduled for early 2018.

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(Photos: Benetti - M/Y Blake)

After the sale in 2016 of the FB802 Project M/Y Zazou, which also began construction on spec, Benetti continues building boats over 50 metres in length on spec using tried and tested platforms to significantly reduce waiting time for future Owners. 

The interior layout of Project Blake features livability, drawing on the contribution from Bannenberg & Rowell Design, who worked on colour tones and volumes to increase the space on the boat further and make it more luminous. 

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The guest area on the lower deck covers a surface area of 310 square metres and has four guest cabins, with the two VIP suites having dedicated walk-in wardrobes. The private saloon on the upper deck can also be turned into a fifth VIP cabin. The convivial area on the sun deck has an extraordinary extension of 23 metres of length with a surface of 135sqm.

The Owner’s apartment is on the main deck in the bow and occupies the entire beam of the yacht, with a surface area of 60sqm, including a bedroom, a walk-in wardrobe, a bathroom and a study plus a 6sqm private balcony.

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(Main saloon)

Brushed fir wood, dark walnut and white oak match Silver Travertino, Eramosa stone and polished Arabescato Vaglia in building of the interiors. The finishings include light and dark hammered bronze, light silver, etched glass mirrors and mother of pearl mosaic. 

The stern garage with side access through the hull can house a 6.3-metre tender, while in the bow there are two jetskis and a rescue boat compartment. The stern swim platform is a dedicated beach club with a stern door that opens to form a spacious terrace at water level. 

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M/Y Blake delivers the performance of a comfortable hull with a low level of vibration and noise. The two CAT C32 Acert engines each deliver 1,193kW, providing adequate performance for a yacht with a gross tonnage of 498 tonnes. The cruising speed of 14 knots is maintained by the engines at 85% of full load and the yacht has a top speed of 15.5 knots. At the cost-effective cruising speed of 12 knots, the yacht will have a range of 4,000 nautical miles. The yacht can be registered with MCA LY3 certification.