Benetti FB274 hull and superstructure have now been joined together/Divulgação

At its Livorno shipyard, Benetti has joined together the steel hull and aluminium superstructure of the new 65-meter custom yacht FB274. Fitting out work will start shortly, with delivery planned for the first half of 2021.

About 30 technical staff, crane operators and engineers were involved in the process of joining together the hull and superstructure of Benetti 65-meter custom yacht FB274. To make this possible, the Benetti team had to plan right from the outset for a welded bimetal component at the join point between the boat’s hull and upper section.

In the first part of the operation, performed in perfect liaison with the Lusben team, the hull of the FB274 was moved from the shed where construction work began to the yard outside with the help of special trolleys. Here, in an atmosphere of absolute concentration, the superstructure weighing about 55 tonnes was positioned over the hull by a crane with a lift capacity of 500 tonnes.

The joined hull and superstructure were then returned to the shed to complete work. The welding process will take place over the coming four weeks, followed by fitting out prior to delivery planned for summer 2021.

Benetti Founded in 1873, Benetti is the oldest Italian shipyard specialized in luxury yachts, icon of an Italian timeless style and of construction excellence. Every yacht is unique, developed around its owner. Benetti designs, builds and sells vessels in composite materials, aluminium and steel from 29 to 45 meters and boats in steel and aluminium from 45 to more than 100 meters. The fleet consists of 5 categories: Class, Oasis, B.Yond, B.Now and Custom designed to meet all the needs of the market. In Livorno and in the Viareggio Headquarters, as well as its direct offices in Fort Lauderdale, Dubai, Hong Kong and London, Benetti recruits highly skilled personnel, located throughout the productive units. Benetti belongs to the Azimut|Benetti Group, the largest private-owned luxury sailing group in the world.