Benetti delivered the 63m M/Y METIS aka project FB 276 aka project Balance to a German owner.

Photos by Jeff Brown

The exterior design is a collaboration between Benetti and Giorgio M. Cassetta Design. The interior design was delivered by Bannenberg & Rowell and Birgit Otte.

METIS started as an on-spec project. This means a shipyard starts the construction on speculations to find a client during the construction process.

The owner comments:

“Benetti has confirmed its international yacht building reputation for excellence in quality and reliability. The shipyard has successfully interpreted my desires and needs to perfection. I am particularly satisfied with the unique owner’s cabin, which represents the perfect example of customization and excellence”.

The yacht is powered 2 x MTU 12V4000M53 (1380 kW each) and has a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.


The yacht comes with an owner’s apartment of 162 sqm and includes two bathrooms, a living area, and a walk-in wardrobe. Another place of privacy is a bow cockpit with a 55 sqm bow terrace that is also a touch-and-go helipad.

The main deck includes a playroom for the kids with a cabin for the childcare on the opposite that features a fold-out terrace and a study.

The yacht accommodates 13 guests in 7 cabins, while a crew of 13 serves guests and yacht. The crew area is on the forward area of the lower deck with nine cabins and a large crew mess area.

General Arrangement

Main Specifications of METIS

Length over all:69.30 m
Beam:11.70 m
Draft:3.20 m
Exterior Design:Giorgio Maria Cassetta Design
Interior Design:Benetti Shipyard
Naval Architecture:Mulder Design
Main Engines:2 x MTU 2,580 kW @2,100 rpm
Max Speed:21.2 knots
Classification:ABS Compliance LY3
Accommodation:6 (2 Master cabin + 2 VIP + 2 Guest)