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:63.00 m
Beam:10.80 m
Draft3.40 m
Material:Steel (hull) and Aluminum (superstructure)
Exterior Design:Georgio M. Cassetta
Interior Design:Bannenberg & Rowell
Gross Tonnage:1190
Guests:12 in 6 Cabins
Crew:13 in 9 Cabins
Range:5,000 nautical miles @ 12 knots