Benetti FB801 M/Y Vica: fiberglass matches aluminum

Benetti FB801 M/Y Vica features a double technology construction: the hull is made in fiberglass, while the superstructure is aluminum. Large open spaces, three terraces on the sea, reduction of noise for highest comfort.

50 meters long, Benetti Vica is the first ship from the Italian yard to be built in two different materials. The aluminum superstructure stands on a fiberglass hull. It’s a concept of “flexible and forgeable” yacht, capable of satisfying different customers’ needs.

The exterior profile is defined by the tall windows, which let light in and make for a sleeker visual impact. One of the peculiarities of this FB801 is the three openings along the hull: the first, on one side of the aft, works for the tender; the second is a beach platform, the third one opens on the lower lobby which normally would be a closed space. A side, automatic gangway reaches the sea level and is exclusively for the owner.


Benetti FB801 M/Y Vica is designed to stay under 500 tons of gross tonnage and features four decks connected by a center stairway which leads to elegant lobbies on each level. A fifth, under-lower deck serves part of the engine bay, technical room, galley storage, laundry and other functional spaces.

The inner layout is pretty classic, which means four guest cabins on the lower deck, owner’s apartment fore of the main bridge, and captain’s room plus an additional cabin on the upper level. Among the several amenities, we list: a grand piano on the main deck, the terrace (connected to sea level via the aforementioned gangway) that serves the master suite, crew quarters for 12 in six cabins, two Jacuzzis located on the foredeck and on the flybridge. On this level, the front relaing area can work as helipad, although the owner of this unit didn’t want it.


Interior design is made in Benetti, in particular it’s the work of architect Mariarosa Remedi with the customer’s designer. The main joinery is cherry, both gloss and satin, with details in rosewood. The lightning system is full LED and includes alabaster columns with inside lights operated via iPad.

Tehcnically Vica is more traditional: displacing hull, two CAT C32A cert for 1940 Kw in total, 4000 nautical miles of range at 12 knots. Top speed is 15.5 while a cruise pace at 85% of engine load returns 14 knots. Noise and vibration have been reduced using peculiar, elastic joints between engines and shafts. In addition, a stabilizing system by Naiad has been mounted as the ship will stay mainly at anchor or harbored.


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