Want to own a piece of yachting history? “Last One” is a true classic in every sense of the word. This 1962 steel- hulled Benetti was one of the most prestigious yachts in her day; the first “megayachts” of its time. Formerly “Fantastique”, she has a rich history of carrying charters from the French Rivera to Italy and Africa. Her travels also include crossing the Atlantic on her own bottom. She was refitted in 1990, and again in 2012 with continuous upgrades and yearly maintenance.
Present owner purchased vessel in 2014 (see pictures labeled 2014) and wanted to restore her to her original previous glory, and update her with modern mechanical and machinery systems, while keeping her classic esthetics. Unfortunately, new owner had some major health issues and had to abandon the project in 2017. At the time the project was put on hold she was just about ready to be put back in the water and the rest of the work was to continue dockside at a slip. “Last One " presently sits on the hard.
Before present owner fell ill, he had spent in excess of $500K, concentrating on her hull, running gear, and electrical conversion. Owner made sure all systems were taken care of. Fuel was pumped out of all tanks and tanks were treated. Main engines were “pickled” and rust mitigation was performed so somebody could take over project.
You will find the woodwork and craftsmanship on this vessel amazing. Before the retrofit commenced, she possessed an industry galley, a large aft dinning space and a full teak bar. She also offers accommodations for nine guests and five crew members. This is the perfect vessel for entertaining or charters. If you have the motivation to finish a project and want to own a true classic and piece of history “Last One” is the yacht to see!
See Complete listing for Details. There is a complete set of logbooks and records available for inspection.
Please call for an appointment for a personal walkthrough of the vessel.
CONTACT LISTING BROKER:
CHRISTOPHER COOKE, CPYB @ 888-922-4814 OR EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
VESSEL IS LOCATED IN: Stuart, FL
The Benetti name has been synonymous with fine shipbuilding for over 150 years. The ship builders from Viareggio are known for being expert creators of luxurious motor yachts. They are justifiably proud of their work. The beauty and luxury of their ships will never fade. Benetti’s tradition of style and grace is present in the craftsmanship of this vessel. She is a gentleman’s yacht in every sense of the word, with her artful lines and her exquisite fit and finish. In 1962, she was one of Benetti’s most prestigious yachts in their fleet and she deserves this honor to continue.
As you enter this prestigious yacht aft via folding passerelle (1990 refit), you walk into a very spacious entertaining area with full teak bar, fridge, ice maker and sink. This area of the Main Deck will accommodate 8-10 people comfortably for cocktails and formal dining. As you move forward into the Main Salon through automatic sliding doors, you will see an inviting L-Shaped settee on the Starboard side and a large accommodating table. The Salon table can be converted for dining in, if the weather becomes undesirable.
On the port side forward is the entrance to the Galley via an automatic sliding door. Also, on the port side aft, are stairs that lead down to the guest accommodations. Continuing forward on the Main Deck, you will find the impressive Industrial style Galley and stairs that lead to the separate crew area. From the crew area on both sides of the vessel, there are watertight doors and a boarding ladder for easy access to tenders.
Aft Deck and Side Decks:
Full Size Aft Deck Bar:
Galley is completely gutted. Present owner has had entire area rewired and new cabinets sitting partially installed waiting to be installed. Fridge units were replaced.
Access to the owner and guest accommodations can be found through the Salon by walking down the teak and holly parquet stairs. As you enter the Foyer downstairs, you will see a Bathroom on the port side which connects through to a Nanny’s nook. The Owner’s full-beam Stateroom with centered queen size bed and spacious Master Bath can be found at the aft end of the hallway.
Walking forward through the hallway on the starboard side, there is a Guest Cabin with a cozy centered double bed and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub/shower. This bathroom is shared with an adjacent Guest Cabin which also has a cozy centered double bed. As you move further forward, on the port side, there is a Double Cabin with cross over beds and an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.
Continuing forward down the stairs from the crews’ dining area is the Crew Area, which consist of the Captain’s Cabin with a centered double bed and private bath with walk-in shower. Also, there are two Twin Bed Cabins, with their own private bath with walk-in shower. Additionally, there is a Sauna located in this area.
Most of the Lower Deck SR’s were gutted so plumbing and drains and things could be placed up to date. Much work has been done to shore up the bones.
As you walk down the beautiful Teak and Holly parquet stairs from the Salon, you notice the quality and craftsmanship of the woodwork in this area. The mirrored hallway leads you to three Staterooms and the Master Stateroom which has its own Nanny’s room.
VIP Stateroom 1:
VIP Stateroom 2:
Shared VIP Head:
The Stairwell leads down from the crews dining area to the central crew’s hallway, which leads to the three crew’s cabins, three heads and sauna.
Starboard Crew Cabin:
Port Crew Cabin:
The exceptionally large and spacious sundeck is accessible by stairs on the aft deck. From the rear of the vessel on this deck, there is an expansive cushioned seating area where up to 20 people can comfortably sit and enjoy the built in propane fire pit. Additionally, there are two teak tables and four chairs for intimate dining and a cooking grill. Moving forward on this deck you will find the davit for the Boston Whaler tender. The second helm is also position here under a fixed awning. There is an additional sunbathing area in front of the raised wheelhouse where relaxing and breathtaking views can be taken in, in comfort.
Aft Seating Area:
Main Engines Detroit 2 x 440hl GM 12V/71 Approx 4,200 hours.
Consumption: About 150 liters (1.33 gallons) per hour cruising.
When owner purchased in the summer of 2014. Vessel went to ACY Yard and work began immediately. Owner had worked hard and started to refit entire vessel from stem to stern and to gut and update all her plumbing, electrical, and refit entire vessel and bring her back to its original glory. He talked about cruising the East Coast and bringing her to shows and possible future charter. Around mid -2017 heath issues put the project to screeching halt. Present owner had a vision and was very hands on for the refit. Due to the present owners physical limitations he was not able to move forward.
Things that present owner did were as follows:
If you want to own a piece of history or want a yacht with class and the pedigree to match, The Last One is the yacht for you! She is a true classic and a vessel with craftsmanship that would be hard to match today.
All records and log books of what present owner has done are available for inspection.
Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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