Super stylish Panthera by BenettiEdward Green ▼ |
The FB502 yacht Panthera is the second yacht in the Benetti 500s series. Panthera is constructed at Benetti's Livorno boatyard. The 500-series yachts are 100% aluminium, 47 metres long and 8.8 metres wide. Their hull geometry ensures maximum speed 24 knots and cruising speed 22 knots, and significant stability while underway; noise and vibrations are almost completely eliminated for enhanced comfort even at higher speeds.
On the exterior, the teak detailing is gray and the interiors have a sophisticated combination of lighter and darker gray tones.
Panthera has four decks: lower, main, upper, and sun deck. The lower deck is dedicated to the guest cabins. The VIP cabin is amidships with a double bed at full-beam, walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom. There are two additional double-bed cabins, each with private bathroom. All bathrooms have refined finishes in different Bisazza mosaics. Towards the bow and with a separate entrance, there are four twin-bed cabins for the crew. The mechanical room is astern of the VIP cabin; and even further astern is the garage which accommodates both a tender and jet ski.
A large door opening onto a stern swimming platform provides nearly 10m2 for beach chairs, shower and a highly original custom designed trampoline.
The main deck is a semi wide body. The elegant exterior saloon functions as a lobby onto the main saloon and is tastefully furnished with custom pieces from major Italian design companies. The fabrics and lamps are by Armani Casa as is the large, ten-person dining table, and the chairs are by B&B. Moving towards the bow, in one area there is the pantry. The other leads to the owner's suite with a view towards the bow and access to a private exterior lounge; the lounge is exclusively for the owner's use.
The upper deck sky lounge is one of the Panthera yacht's really special areas. It includes a fully equipped media room with terrific lounge couches of the German brand Tommy M and a maxi 46 inch movie screen; it can also be transformed into a disco with strobe lights and RGL LEDs complete with a stereo sound system including a high-end vintage turntable for vinyl records. The sundeck offers guests a large sunpad, a corner bar and awnings both to the bow and stern of the pool for maximum flexibility.
While 47 metres long, the yacht's aluminium construction means it only displaces 340 tonnes, a feature when combined with the narrow and elongated semi-displacement hull, delivers superior performance. The yacht has a maximum speed of 24 knots with a fuel consumption of 1.360 l/h, a 22-knot cruising speed and a range of 3400 miles at the economical 12-knot speed. The upper deck has a large exterior area astern with couches and a covered skylounge.
It also has a second VIP cabin, the captain's cabin, and the interior piloting station. At the farthest point to the bow, there is a second area dedicated to open air living with enormous sunpad in the middle. ■