If someone is building ships longer than 85 feet (25 meters) from 1873, then you would expect only the best outcome from the work of their experienced engineers and designers.
We are talking about Benetti Yachts here, and their latest work, Benetti FB237 Latinou. This is a huge superyachts with four decks especially targeted for luxury chartering pleasures. The ship has been projected by Stefano Natuzzi.
There is an interesting true story that circles the internet. The owner of this yacht, completely pleased and satisfied to the last detail with his new toy, invited all the laborers from Livorno facility and their families on the celebrating lunch to thanks them for their hard and dedicated work completing his yacht Latinou. Pretty unusual act in today’s world if you ask me and certainly welcomed.
Latinou is the result of the expertise of an experienced team of boatbuilders at the Benetti shipyard. Interior is a result of a constant collaboration between the shipyard and the yacht’s owners and everything is thought to the smallest detail and as a result they have accomplished their goal to achieve 1930’s atmosphere with well combined avant-garde and modern luxurious items. Impressive amount of raw material is used in Latinou with over 240 tons of steel and aluminium, 80km of cables and wiring, over 40 km of pipes, about 3600 m of cherry wood paneling, solid amount of precious marble and crystal. For the finest parts, most exotic leather and finest clothing and fabrics is used. All this is required in order to construct such a beauty.
Luxury Yacht Benetti Latinou accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 cabins. These comprise of 2 King rooms, 2 Queen Rooms, 1 double and 1 twin room. All cabins are equipped with top quality entertainment systems and ensuite facilities.
Latinou has been designed specifically for chartering. There is a well-equipped kitchen on the main deck with bathrooms and a spacious garage with capacity for two tenders and jet skis. On the under lower deck, there is a wine cellar, a laundry and baggage room. But it is in the main salon where the magic comes to life. There are intimate conversation corners and convivial spaces penetrated by gold shafts of light coming from an unexpected skylight… Latinou’s futuristic elevator from which a ray of light permeates the vessel’s five decks. On the under lower deck, there is a wine cellar, a laundry and baggage room. The yacht is run by a professional captain and crew of totally 13 members. One more special thing to mention is the yacht’s special futuristic elevator, from which you can enjoy the view on the open sea or the yacht itself from the top.
Built in 2007/8 by Benetti and available for charter in Mediterranean destinations : French Riviera, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy, Croatia, Caribbean.
Technical Specifications :
LOA : 52.00m ( 170’60 ft )
Beam :10.40m ( 34′ 12 ft )
Draft : 3.20m ( 10’50 ft )
Built : 2007/8
Flag : IOM
Shipyard/Builder : Azimut Benetti Italy
Type : Motor Yacht – Displacement
Displacement : 775 T
GT : 812 T
Classification Society : Charter Class Commercial
Naval Architect: Stefano Natucci
Interior : Benetti
Hull Material : Steel
Superstructure : Aluminium
Engines : 2 x 1380 kW Caterpillar 3512B DITA
Generators : 1 x 200 kW, 1 x 155 kW Northern lights, 1 x 90 kW Night GenSET
Bow thruster : Yes
Fuel capacity : 120.000 litres
Fresh-water capacity : 18.000 liters + Watermakers
Air Condition : Entire Yacht with Individual Cabins Controls
Stabilization : Yes – Retractable fins
Top Speed : 16 Knots
Cruise Speed : about 14 Knots
Range : 5.000 ( cruise speed ) Nm
Guests : 12
Cabins : 6 – ( 5 double + 1 twin )
Crew : 13 ( sleep in separate crew quarters : dinette, cabins with head )
Amenities – Tenders and Toys :
1 x 23 ft Castoldi Jet Tender with 315 HP Yanmar Engine
1 x 19 ft Castoldi Jet Tender with 115 HP
2 x Jet Ski
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Additional Photos of Benetti Latinou (FB237) are Below: