Translated from Italian, rinascimento (ree-nah-she-men-toh) means renaissance. It seemed a fitting project name for Benetti FB264, according to Giorgio Cassetta, the yard’s design partner. He and the shipyard wanted to continue replicating the success of a particular design platform while still refining it. Due to COVID-19, too, they felt a symbolic rebirth was also fitting. Project Rinascimento, a.k.a. Benetti FB264, is unmistakably a Benetti, while being forward-thinking enough that they believe the features will carry through the next decade.
With six decks and 220 feet (67 meters) in length, FB264 uses the technical platform of the 207-foot (63-meter) Metis as a starting point. Notably, Metis’ platform has led to FB270 and FB274, each 213 feet (65 meters) LOA. Furthermore, her platform underpins the 220-foot FB278, Project Fenestra. Since each emphasizes big volumes, a vertical bow, plus of course transatlantic range, Benetti FB264 follows suit.
The creature comforts that the megayacht makes available should attract at least a few potential buyers. For instance, two VIP staterooms are on the main deck, benefitting from the significant-size windows. While four other guest staterooms sit below decks, the owners’ suite occupies much of the upper deck. Inside, you’ll find a study and separate his and her heads, while just aft outside you’ll find a dining area for 14. Since two settees can frame the dining area, you can host family and friends for lunches or drinks, additionally due to an adjacent bar. The shipyard even suggests using the bar as a stage of sorts for bartending and/or cooking demos.
For true parties, though, head up to the bridge deck of Benetti FB264. Several lounging/seating areas complement yet another bar, larger than the one on the owners’ deck. Since part of the bridge deck is shaded due to the sundeck overhang, you can additionally request it be enclosed. Speaking of the sundeck, it’s a sizable 969 square feet (90 square meters), and yes, it has a bar, too. It further has a hot tub, positioned so that guests relaxing in the bubbling water are at the same eye level as those on the settees.
Also featuring must-have amenities like a beach club, which can also include a gym and hammam, Benetti FB264 already has a suggested interior decor package. To emphasize timeless design, curly maple and Macassar ebony combine with Carrara white marble and Saint Laurent black marble.
The shipyard and design team haven’t forgotten about crew needs. The captain’s cabin sits next to the wheelhouse on the bridge deck, while 17 to 19 capable hands get cabins below decks. Four of them get their own staterooms, too, as officer cabins. Finally, an under lower deck offers additional stowage and technical rooms, also benefitting from the yacht’s good volume.