[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Viareggio-based shipyard, which has recently announced the sale of the new 66-metre motor yacht FB269 to Mr John Staluppi, one of their most loyal Owners ever, will be present at the next Monaco Yacht Show, from 23rd to 26th Spet., with one European and two worldwide debuts: the Tuscan yard will show off the FB265 M/Y 11/11, FB255 M/Y Formosa and BF 203 M/Y H.
FB265 MY 11/11
The FB265 MY 11/11’s interiors are just as original. Her designated layout favors two spacious and comfortable owner’s cabins, one on the full beam main deck, the second on the upper deck with private access to the pool and solarium deck. The four guest cabins are on the lower deck, each with its own en-suite washroom. Performance, with two CAT 3512C engines developing 1350kW each, gave her a [highlight color=”yellow”]top speed of 17 knots[/highlight] during her first preliminary sea trails. Scenic effects and nighttime illumination are assured while at anchor with [highlight color=”yellow”]46 lights placed below the waterline[/highlight] of the superyacht.
FB255 M/Y Formosa
The steel and aluminum hull of the Formosa FB255 superyacht – whose exterior styling and naval architecture were done entirely by Benetti – has [highlight color=”yellow”]five decks[/highlight], with 60 meters of length overall, a beam of 10.6 meters and a displacement of 1,060 GT. The guest area’s layout and design were created by Sinot Design, in close collaboration with the owner. Five suites for ten guests are foreseen, with a complete deck given over to the owner’s apartment. 14 crew members will assist the captain and look after the owner and guests. The Formosa FB255, propelled by twin MTU 12V4000 M53 engines that develop 1,380kW at 1.800rpm has a top speed of 16 knots, with a cruising speed of 15 knots. While economy cruising at 12 knots the FB255 has a range of 5,000 nautical miles.
BF 203 M/Y H
It is the third yacht of the [highlight color=”yellow”]Fast Displacement Veloce 140’ series[/highlight] and is characterized by a new hull design that makes the D2P (Displacement to Planing) hull even more efficient. The Wave Piercer is a bulb mounted on the bow that comes into play when the yacht reaches 17 or 18 knots. The Wave Piercer travels just below the surface at slow speed, but once the vessel reaches the proper speed the Wave Piercer emerges and increases the effective waterline length, giving the yacht better performance and efficiency. Fuel efficiency increases by about 10% at a given speed, while with the same power there is an increase of about 10%, therefore allowing higher speeds.
The BF 203 M/Y H is equipped with twin five blade propellers and twin power plants developing 2,580kW each, with a straight propeller shaft configuration. The BF 203 M/Y’s internal layout offers four guest cabins – two with twin beds and two queen size – on the lower deck, while the owner’s apartment is forward on the main deck. On the same deck we have the main salon with bar zone and bridge, all with lateral panoramic windows for a perfect view.
The dining area, with a large expandable table, is on the upper deck together with a second salon. There are two sunbathing areas: forward of the upper deck with Jacuzzi and for the complete length of the sun deck with a corner bar.
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