Designed by Richard Hein/The A Group and built by Kees Cornelissen in Holland, VA BENE's current owner purchased the yacht in 2005 and carried out a major refit in 2007/2008 at Pendennis Shipyard in Cornwall. The interior redesign by H2 has given the yacht a modern, stylish interior resulting in her being a finalist for the 'Best Refitted Yacht' award at the World Superyacht Awards 2009.
A regular programme of yard periods throughout the current ownership demonstrates the continued investment and high standards this yacht is maintained to. Her last major yard period was her five year Lloyd's survey at 25 years in winter 2017/2018 at Derecktors Shipyard, Florida. This included service work on the main engines and replacement of worn teak amongst many other enhancements. A complete works list is available on request.
VA BENE is MCA LY2 compliant and has built an enviable reputation on the global charter market.