Benetti has announced the sale of a custom 63m FB276 to a German owner. The exterior of the steel-hulled yacht with aluminium superstructure was the result of a joint effort between Benetti and Giorgio M Cassetta Design, while the interior is by Bannenberg & Rowell.

“We are very proud of the recent sale of the FB276 to an owner from Germany, which is an extremely important strategic market for us,” says Christos Ramnialis, Benetti general manager. “This is without a doubt the result of the internationally-recognised quality of our products and our consolidated financial solidity, which has allowed Benetti to win the trust of customers in all market segments and geographical areas.”

Benetti describes the FB276 as a “modern yacht characterised by extreme onboard liveability”. The Italian yard likens the upper deck to a spacious “apartment” that offers 162sq m of privacy, including an owner’s cabin, with large glazed surfaces on three sides, two bathrooms, a walk-in wardrobe and separate living area with sofa and television. These are all connected to a bow cockpit combined with a 55sq m bow terrace complete with helipad.

The privacy of the area is ensured during navigation as well, with the help of a sunroof that was specially designed to block the view from the wheelhouse. The central stairway leads directly to the bridge deck and the third cockpit, which has a dining table that seats 12, a bar, jacuzzi and sun lounging area.

On the main deck, in addition to a saloon with living and dining areas, is a big full-beam VIP cabin with side terrace, studio, dressing room and double bathroom.

Other distinctive elements of the FB276 include a stern beach club, which opens on three sides for exceptional contact with the sea. A stairway from the cockpit on the main deck provides access to this living area during navigation. The large cockpit on the main deck is joined by another one on the upper deck.