Italian shipyard Benetti has announced the sale of Project FB273, a new 66m custom displacement hull.

Out of 18 contracts signed in the last twelve months, the FB273 is the fifth for a yacht over 50 metres.

Commenting on the contract, CCO Benetti Fabio Ermetto says: “Benetti has consolidated its reputation as a reference point for all those owners with vast experience in the nautical sector – as with the owner of the FB273 – that turn to us to satisfy very special requests for specific designs, while never compromising the highest levels of operation and performance. Commercial success is added to ever improving production capability, confirming that Benetti is the world’s unchallenged leader of top yachting.”

With naval architecture by Benetti and exterior design and concept by the yard and Michele Guerrieri, the yacht is said to be equipped with 2 Caterpillar 512C HD, 1380 kW @ 1600rpm and to provide accommodation via seven cabins.

Built at Benetti’s Livorno facility her aunch is scheduled for 2019.