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1962 Benetti Custom Enclosed Pilothouse with Flybridge

Stuart, Florida, United States


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.


Love That Yacht is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by United Yacht Sales - Florida Treasure Coast.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $449,000
Boat Name: Last One
Make: Benetti
Model: Custom Enclosed Pilothouse with Flybridge
Year: 1962
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Fratelli Benetti
Construction: Steel


Length: 98 ft
Length Overall: 98 ft
Beam: 18'3 ft
Max Draft: 7 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: 12V71 NA
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 450hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 4490
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: 12V71 NA
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 450hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 4490
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 900hp
Cruising Speed: 10 kn
Maximum Speed: 12 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 3,969 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 1,980 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 350 gal


Heads Count: 7
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Mega Yachts, Antique and Classics


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.

Main Deck

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:

  • Teak Deck with fully varnished teak siding and rails topped with 316 Stainless Steel handrails
  • Teak trimmed acrylic Deck Head, with dual inlayed lights and dimmers
  • Large Brass Cleats
  • Large Dining Area with varnished teak table with Stainless Steel base (Seats 10)
  • Teak inlayed swim platform with 2 hot/cold freshwater showers
  • Aft teak 316 Stainless Steel Passarelle for Mediterranean mooring (also acts as an excellent dive ladder)
  • Large aft Lazzarette features dive compressor, two 12-volt batteries and charger for 24-volt Passerelle
  • Walk through aft gate to allow easy access to swim platform
  • Starboard side Passerelle

Full Size Aft Deck Bar:

  • 316 SS Bar Sink with faucet
  • Four Custom Teak Stools with large bronze bases
  • Two Full-sized custom liquor Storage Cabinets
  • Two full bar preparation Drawers
  • Glass paneled backlit Bar Cabinet
  • Full Sized Custom Teak Bar

Bow Deck:

  • Varnished Teak Rails
  • Two Newly Redone Anchor Windlasses with 200 ft. of chain each side
  • Large Brass Cleats x 2
  • Cast Iron Ships Bell
  • Fender Holders
  • Teak and 316 SS Ladder leading to forward seating area featuring table and two teak chairs
  • Bow Mast light
  • Two large storage Lockers for tackle
  • Freshwater Wash-down
Main Deck Interior


  • Geze automatic motion sensor on sliding entry way door to aft deck
  • Large corner sofa present, owner purchased, still in plastic
  • Countless Storage Spaces adorning the walls custom made to hold the ship’s china, crystal, flatware and stemware
  • Narrow and teak Deck Head with brass inlaid lighting
  • Visio Flat Screen TV (2013)
  • RCA DVD Player DRC220
  • Two Sony 5 Disk CD Changers SCP-DCE595and CDP-CE500
  • Optimus Stereo Receiver STA-3180 AM/FM
  • Bose Surround Sound Speakers in Salon and Aft Deck
  • Levelor Blinds for all Salon windows with center button operation (2013)
  • Three Custom Italian Lamps


2020 Notes:

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.

  • Pass through window to crews Mess area
  • Prior there were Full 316 SS Countertops
  • Epoxy floor
  • Commercial grade Ventilation System x 2
  • Prior there were Paul Bocuse commercial ovens
  • Prior there was a Paul Bocuse commercial 4-burner stove
  • Prior there was a Whirlpool Microwave and a GE dishwasher
  • Vissani Ice maker
  • Vissani Wine and Drink Cooler (2013)
  • Prior Dual 316 Stainless Steel Sink Basins with Moen Faucet
  • Crew Dining/Mess Area with seating for four
  • Magnavox TV and Sony DVD (2013)


  • Wall Mounted Ironing Board
  • Maytag front load Washing Machine MHWC7500YWO
  • AEG Lavatherm front loading tumble Dryer
  • Storage Cabinets
  • Stainless Steel Sink


  • Teak and Holly Parquet flooring with removable floor panels for storage
  • All teak siding trim and Deck Head
  • Chart table
  • Leather and Stainless Captains Chair
  • Furuno 48 mile radar
  • Furuno 24 mile radar
  • Satnav
  • Loran C
  • Navstar Plotter
  • Anschutz Gyrocompass
Lower Deck

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.

2020 Update:

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.

Master and Guest and Crew Cabins

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.

Master Stateroom:

  • Full Beam Master Stateroom
  • Four-inch-thick Teak Doors
  • Teak Entry Way with brass trim
  • Queen-sized island Bed
  • Two Full hanging Closets
  • Makeup Table
  • Separate Nanny’s wing with Twin Bed
  • Fire Escape Hatch
  • Master Split Head with custom Italian tile work with one side featuring a full sized walk-in Shower and the other a Head and Bidet

VIP Stateroom 1:

  • Four-inch-thick Teak Door
  • Teak Entry Way with brass trim
  • Full-sized Bed
  • Hanging Closet and draw space
  • Shared Head with Shower, Jacuzzi Tub and Bidet
  • Makeup Table
  • Two Lamps
  • Two Hanging Lockers

VIP Stateroom 2:

  • Four-inch-thick Teak Door
  • Teak Entry Way with brass trim
  • Full-sized Bed
  • Hanging Closet and drawer space
  • Shared Head with Shower Jacuzzi Tub and Bidet
  • Seven full sized Drawers
  • Hanging Locker

Shared VIP Head:

  • Full sized Jacuzzi Tub
  • Toilet
  • Bidet
  • Sink with faucet

Twin Room:

  • Four-inch-thick Teak Door
  • Teak entry Way with brass trim
  • Twin Bunks
  • Hanging Closet with draw space
  • Head with walk-in Shower

Day Head:

  • Featured Toilet and Sink

Crews Quarters:

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.

Captain’s Cabin:

  • Full-sized Bed with under bunk Storage
  • Above bunk Shelving
  • Closet and Drawer space
  • Large Desk
  • Head with walk-in shower

Starboard Crew Cabin:

  • Twin Bunks
  • Closet and Drawer space
  • Head with walk-in Shower

Port Crew Cabin:

  • Twin Bunks
  • Closet and Drawer space
  • Head with walk-in Shower


  • Klafs Sauna
Sundeck / Flybridge

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:

  • Durable outdoor seat cushions and backrests lining the surrounding seating 
  • Propane Fire Pit
  • Storage under all seating

Center Sundeck:

  • Hydraulic Davit
  • 1997 Boston Whaler Dauntless Tender with 70 HP Yamaha Engine
  • Room for another tender or jet ski if desired
  • Two Sets of Teak Tables with chairs and cushions
  • Nexgrill 4 Burner Propane BBQ Grill
  • Two full-sized throwable life rings

Flybridge Helm:

  • Helm with remote telemecanique hand controller for docking
  • Cobham point pad spotlight
  • Canvas awning
  • Two Garelick Helm Chairs
  • Rudder Angle Indicator
  • Auto helm Sounder
Major Mechanical Equipment

Main Engines Detroit 2 x 440hl GM 12V/71 Approx 4,200 hours.

Consumption: About 150 liters (1.33 gallons) per hour cruising.


  • 40KW Marlec/Ford
  • 50 KW Perkins Stanford
  • Stabilizers (Vosper Maxi) 1990
  • Watermaker: Sea Recovery 28g
Present Owners Vision

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:

  • 2014 Waterline Down and Running Gear (New Shafts Tooled)
  • 2014-2016 Electrical System was updated to 12V 32V 110 and 220V. Wired for American use.
  • 2016 Replaced Many parts and Serviced Stabilizers

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.

Mechanical Disclaimer

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.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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