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Jim Moran built an automobile empire. Which became one of the largest in the world. He ordered 8 Feadship yachts named Gallant Lady

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Benetti Yachts

Benetti is one of the largest and oldest yacht building companies in the world. Based in Viareggio, Italy, they have built more than 350 motor yachts. The production capacity is now more than 100 yachts per year.

In 2019 their biggest super yacht yet will be delivered. The 107 meter EJI, for Australian billionaire James Packer.


The Italian company is a luxury yacht builder. For long specializing in semi-custom yachts, built of fibre glass. But the company also builds custom yachts from steel with aluminum superstructure. It is one of the most

BenettiNowadays the company builds a broad range of yachts. Including extremely luxury, high quality custom yachts. Such as the 90 meter Lionheart, the 69 meter Spectre and the 67 meter Seasense.


The Benetti shipyard was founded by Lorenzo Benetti in 1873. The company started building wooden fishing boats and trade ships. From 1910 Lorenzo’s sons Gino and Emilio started building luxury yachts. The name was changed to Fratelli Benetti.

In the 1960 the company built steel yachts ranging from 18 to 33 meter (110 ft). In 1979 they built the - at that time - largest  motor yacht in the world. The 83 meter steel hulled (272ft) Nabila. Built for arms dealer Adnan Khashoggy. In the 1990’s the yacht was known as Trump Princess. And later she was bought by Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal. Who named her Kingdom 5KR.

Paolo VitelliIn the 1980’s the yard had a difficult financial position. That was due to problems with the yacht Nabila. After which the company was purchased by Paolo Vitelli. Vitelli founded the yacht builder Azimut in 1969, while still being a student.

In 2015 Vitelly sold a minority share of the Azimut Benetti Group to Tamburi Investments partners. Bringing Giovanni Tamburi to the board.

The company now has 5 shipyards: 4 in Italy and 1 in Brazil. The company built more than 300 yachts per year. And has more than 1,000 employees. The company has its own yacht design department.

The group also owns Fraser Yachts. Fraser is a succesful yacht brokerage company. The company is also active in charter, yacht management and construction management. Fraser sells more than 50 yachts per years and has several Benetti yachts for sale.

Benetti Production Facilities

The group has two production facilities near its headquarter in Viareggio. Where they can build yachts up to 42 meters.

In Livorno they can build 12 yachts at the same time. With a length to more than 100 meters.

Notable Yachts

Notable yachts built by the famous shipyard are the 86 meter Nabila (know Kingdom 5KR). And the 90 meter Lionheart owned by Philip Green. And the 70 meter Reverie, built for Kjell Inge Rokke.

Current Order Portfolio

The company has dozens of yachts in their current portfolio. And more than 30 under construction, including a few very large mega yachts.

We are aware of the following projects under construction:

FB 272 - 104 meter - 2019 -

FB 273 - 70 meter- 2019 - Project Alkhor

FB 274 - 65.5 meter - 2021

FB 275 - 107 meter - 2019

FB 276 - 63 meter - 2019 - known as Project Balance. German owner?

FB 277 - 107 meter - 2019 - (IMO 9761762) built for a Russian owner.

FB 278 - no details yet

FB 279 - 107 meter - 2020 - built for James Packer.

Update: were were told that FB277 is for a Russian owner.  Do you know who the owner of the motor yacht FB 277 is? Please do send us a message. The next 107 meter project will be for Jamer Packer.

Contact Details

Via Michele Coppino, 104

55049 – Viareggio (Lucca)

Tel +39 0584 3821

Fax +39 0584 396232

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The 10 Biggest Yachts built by Benetti Yachts.

1. EJI - 107 meter (351 ft) - 2019

Owner: James Packer


We were told that Project FB277 will be named EJI. But we think FB277 is built for a Russian owner.

FB 277 - yacht EJI - Benetti

2. Lionheart - 90 meter (295 ft) - 2016

Owner: Philip Green


Stefano Natucci is responsible for the yachts design.

Benetti Lionheart

3. Kingdom 5 KR - 86 meter (282 ft) - 1980

Owner: Prince Al Waleed bin Talal


Kingdom 5KR was built as Nabila for Adnan Kashoggi. For a short period the yacht was owned by Donald Trump who named her Trump Princess.

yacht kingdom 5 KR

4. Freedom - 70 meter (229 ft) - 1999

Owner: built for Kjell Inge Rokke


Freedom was built as Reverie for Kjell Inge Rokke. Her seven decks bring an enormous volume. She can accommodate 26 guests and a crew of 29.

yacht reverie - Freedom

5. Spectre - 69 meter (227 ft) - 2018

Owner: John Staluppi


US car dealer John Staluppi has owned many yachts, all with a James Bond theme and name.

yacht Spectre

6. Seasense - 67 meter (219 ft) - 2017

Owner: Charles Cohen


Cohen is the owner of Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation. The company now owns a large portfolio of office buildings throughout the USA.

Benetti Seasense

7. Ambrosia - 65 meter (213 ft) - 2006

Owner: Ambrous Young


Abrous Young has ordered 3 yachts at Benetti, all named Abrosia. He runs an aircraft brokerage firm representing European and US aircraft manufacturers in Asia.

yacht Ambrosia

8. Rahil - 65 meter (213 ft) - 2011

Owner: Arkady Rotenberg


The Yacht Rahil was built as Amnesia for Graham de Zille. A few month before delivery he received an offer he could not refuse. She was sold to Arkady Rotenberg. Who named her Nataly after his wife. After a few years  and a non-amical divorce, the yacht was renamed Rahil.

9. Seanna - 65 meter (213 ft) - 2011 (FB 254)

Owner: We are not sure who owns Seanna


Do you know who owns Seanna? Please do send us a message.

yacht seanna

10. Silver Angel - 64.5 meter (212 ft) - 2009

Owner: We are not sure who owns Silver Angel


Do you know who the owner of the yacht Silver Angel is? Please do send us a message.

yacht silver angel
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