Benetti launch new 50m motor yacht VICA (FB801)

The brand new motor yacht Vica (FB801) has been recently launched by the ...

Benetti launch new 50m motor yacht VICA (FB801)

March 18, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The brand new motor yacht Vica (FB801) has been recently launched by the prestigious Italian shipyard, Benetti. The 50m superyacht Vica represents the first Benetti vessel built with hybrid technology. She features a fibreglass hull and aluminium superstructure.

Benetti FB801 superyacht Vica at launch

Benetti FB801 superyacht Vica at launch

The sculptural and flexible qualities of aluminium lend themselves to client customisation. It is a decidedly Mediterranean vessel featuring spacious exteriors, large decks both to the bow and stern of the upper deck, as well as an enormous sun deck. Luxury yacht Vica ensures “comfortable” hull performance (practically vibration free and silent) thanks to a special elastic connection between the engines and prop shaft.

Vica superyacht at launch

Vica superyacht at launch

The exteriors of super yacht Vica have large full-height windows and also three removable panels – a unique VICA feature. The first panel is astern and on the side for hauling in and launching the tender; the second is at the swimming platform; and the third is at the lower deck, enabling the lobby – usually a closed space – to be opened up. In addition – unusual for a boat of this size – the retractable stair that leads down to the water, exclusively for the boat owner’s personal use.

Luxury super yacht Vica

Luxury super yacht Vica

The interior layout of Vica superyacht includes four guest cabins on the lower deck, the boat owner suite towards the bow on the main deck, and an additional cabin on the upper deck. The 12-member crew shares 6 cabins on the lower deck. The interiors were designed for a home-like feel, except for the foyer with its impressive wrought iron stair. Cherry is used throughout in both glossy and satin finishes (for the cabins) with rosewood detailing. The lighting design is quite evocative, featuring LEDs and an alabaster column lit from the inside using white point dynamic brightness controls.

Luxury yacht Vica ready to hit the water

Luxury yacht Vica ready to hit the water

Technical Specifications of super yacht Vica (FB801):

Builder AZIMUT-BENETTI SPA –  Benetti Shipyard, Italy

Year of Construction 2014

Construction Material GRP/Aluminium

Length Overall  (LOA) 49,80 m 164,00 ft

Maximum Beam 9,26 m 30,38 ft

Maximum Draft 2,70 m 8,85 ft @ Amidship at full load from B.O.K

Full load displacement  t

Half load displacement t

Light load displacement t

GRT 498

Fuel tank capacity 64.000 litres

Fresh water capacity 11.500 litres

ReverserOsmosis water Maler Plant Idromar 2 x 7.500 litres/day

Main Engines CAT C32 ACERT 970kW @ 1.800rpm

Gear Boxes ZF mod. 3351

Generators 1 x Kohler 150EFOZD x 150ekW

1 x Kohler 125EFOZD x 125ekW

Propellers Benetti Design

Stabilizer at anchor Naiad

Stabilizer underway Naiad

Max Speed 15.5 Kn (at half load)

Cruising Speed at 85% of maximum power 14 Kn (at half load)

Range at economic speed 4.000 nautical miles

Economic speed for Range 12 Kn (at half load)

Classification ABS + A1 (E) Commercial Yachting Service, + AMS

Number of cabins Guest + Owner 5 + 1

Number of crew berths 10

Captain’s cabin 1 single

First officer’s cabin 1 single bed


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