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Launch of New 50m Benetti

Standen Marine were proud to attend the launch of the third vessel in the Benetti FB800 Custom series on Saturday 26th May 2018 in Viareggio, Italy.


Our team member was able to shoot this quick video on his phone and get it back to us to show you just how it’s done.


Link to Benetti 50m Launch on YouTube


Designated “Project Blake”, this vessel commenced build ‘on spec’ but has now been sold but is yet to be named. Her two sister ships are named M/Y Vica and M/Y Zazou having been launched since 2015.

Well known for their all-metal or all-fibreglass yachts, Benetti has produced the FB800 Custom with a combination fibreglass hull and aluminium superstructure.

Exterior styling was done in-house by Benetti and her stunning interior layout and decor was designed by London based studio, Bannenberg & Rowell. From the renderings below you will note a selection of wood panelling that offers complimentary colour tones. The white oak and darker walnut complement and contrast with the brushed fir.


Launch of New 50m Benetti 1


Launch of New 50m Benetti 2


Launch of New 50m Benetti 3


Launch of New 50m Benetti 4


These lustrous timbers are accented by a number of marble, limestone, hammered bronze and silver sections alongside mother-of-pearl and etched glass to highlight her spacious design.

In keeping with modern trends, Blake has a dedicated beach club as well as a full-beam main-deck owner’s suite. The latter is nearly 646 square feet (60 square metres) and includes a balcony. About 3,337 square feet (310 square metres) of space goes to guests below decks, in four staterooms. Should you want more accommodation, Blake can have a convertible upper-deck lounge.



You and your guests should find the sundeck plenty big, encompassing 1,453 square feet (135 square metres). The length alone is akin to a megayacht, in fact: 75 feet (23 meters). When you want to play on the water, Blake delivers with two tender and toy compartments. There’s an aft garage plus a bow garage.


LOA: 49.80m (164′)  |  Beam: 9.26m (30′ 4″)  |  Maximum Draft: 2.70m (8′ 10″)  |  GT: 499 Tonnes  |  Range: 4000nm


Based on the proven hull form, Benetti expects Blake to see a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. Fourteen knots should be typical cruising speed, while 15½ knots should be the maximum speed. Power comes from twin Caterpillar C32 ACERTs.

Contact Standen Marine for a brochure showing complete details, layouts and specifications of this stunning Benetti. 

Text: Diane M. Byrne, MegaYacht News
Video: Standen Marine
Photo Credit: Benetti