The intense schedule of autumn launches and deliveries continues unabated at the Benetti shipyard. The technical launch of the new Benetti Classic 121’ motor yacht FF1, a 37-metre superyacht was held just ten days after the ceremony to launch and deliver the new 61m Benetti Custom FB253 luxury yacht Diamonds Are Forever, which was held at the Livorno facility on Tuesday.
FF1 superyacht is a 37-metre semi-custom yacht made of composite materials, at the boatyard’s historic location in Viareggio, where today six yacht models in the Benetti Class line are built: motor yacht Delfino 93’, yacht Tradition 105’, Classic 121’, Classic Supreme 132’, Crystal 140’ and Benetti Vision 145’ superyacht.
In the presence of the owner, the architect, and the boatyard’s technical staff, the 37m superyacht FF1 was launched for the first time and transported to the mooring facility for completion of on-board work, sea trials, and technical inspections, all of which are necessary prior to final delivery to its owner.
The Classic 121’ yacht FF1 constitutes the iconic Benetti brand par excellence for semi-custom models, and more than ten years ago, it heralded the start of the success for the entire production line. And it’s also in line with the traditional exterior design, created by Stefano Righini in the model with the extended upper deck, a version already successfully tested during the season that just ended.
The sun-deck of the FF1 motor yacht is completely dedicated to relaxation and open-air life: a large bar zone was installed near the bow, including a barbecue together with an extendable table, which can function as both a tea table and a proper dining table. Moreover, a hardtop outfitted with a roll-bar cover and an LED lighting system along the ribbing ensures sun cover during the hottest hours of the day and perfect illumination during the evening hours.
The five-cabin layout of the motor yacht FF1 has the owner’s suite on the main deck, with a study and a dressing room located aft. Two separate bathrooms, his and hers, are located toward the bow. The spaces on the lower deck are arranged in a highly functional manner, with each of the four cabins (two VIP and two guest) offering enviable comfort in both the sleeping and bath areas.
The interior decor, inspired by a simple yet elegant modernity, was developed according to the owner’s specifications. He wanted to clothe his personal spaces for leisure and family life by playing with subtle variations between oak and leather for the furniture, accompanied by bar and galley tops in grey Silestone Amazon Leather with dominant brown tones and Leonardo stone for the bathrooms.
The on-board systems are furnished with the most modern Benetti technology and enable centralised management of all on-board electrical and electronic equipment. From the Quantum Zero speed stabilisers to the navigation wheelhouse – based on innovative integrated architecture – to the central entertainment system BEST (Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Technology). Using simple touch-screen monitors, it’s possible to manage all of the yacht’s functions: from the NavCom instrumentation to the boat systems, home automation, video surveillance, and satellite telecommunications.
The Classic 121’ FF1 motor yacht has a total length of 36.90 metres and maximum beam width of 8.18 metres. Displacement at full load is 259 tonnes; the boat has two MTU 12V2000 M72 engines with 1080 kW. Maximum speed is 15 knots, with cruising at 14 knots possible at 85% power. In addition, at a speed of 11 knots, the yacht has a range of 3,400 nautical miles.