24 July, 2023

“ONE OF A KIND”: FB283 build report by Superyacht Times

July 24th, 2023

Take an exclusive peek behind the making of project FB283 and read the comprehensive build report “One Of A Kind” by Superyacht Times, as told by Justin Ratcliffe who interviewed the team.

ONE OF A KIND by Justin Ratcliffe

Successfully delivered to her owner at the beginning of  June, this 62-metre fast displacement full-custom motor yacht built by Benetti with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, under our project management and owner’s representation, is now enjoying her first summer season sailing around the Med.

As the owner’s representative and pre-purchase advisor, we were involved in the development of the yacht from an early stage by coordinating the initial design and technical specifications and negotiating and finalizing the contract alongside the client’s legal advisor. Through our active guidance and expertise, we helped our client through the entire decision process and ensured that their vision was accurately reflected in the technical specifications and construction contract.

After the contract was signed, we managed and coordinated the entire construction process on behalf of the owner, protecting his interests and ensuring that the project was developed and built to contract by monitoring the progress, supervising each construction stage and reporting the state of the project to the client.

The outbreak of the pandemic within a few weeks of the YCC closing added an extra challenge and complexity to the management of the build. We remotely managed the development of the executive project design and engineering through the Covid-19 lockdowns. Under these circumstances, we greatly appreciated the ability of the whole project team to quickly adapt and overcome the difficulties of the time and successfully deliver this phase on schedule. This was the beginning of a very productive and collaborative cooperation between the builder’s and owner’s teams. It is thanks to this great collaboration and the synergies between the experiences of everyone involved that the FB283 is set to become a reference for Italian expertise in yacht building.

The project features naval architecture engineered by Van Oossanen Naval Architects who developed the hull lines to meet the owner’s speed requirements and a contemporary design by Giorgio M. Cassetta of Cassetta Yacht Designers who penned the exteriors and interiors providing the project with an elegant and modern look with luxury still understated details.

Project FB283 Team
Builder: Benetti
Exterior Designer: Giorgio M. Cassetta Design
Interior Designer: Giorgio M. Cassetta Design
Naval Architect: Van OOssanen Naval Architects
Owner’s Rep. & PM:  Nicolai Yacht Consulting & Project Management

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