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Super stylish Panthera by Benetti

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Edward Green ▼ | December 20, 2013
Benetti introduced the all-new FB502 motor super yacht Panthera. She is an elegant 47m aluminium yacht with a sporty, contemporary, and luxurious style.
Benetti Panthera FB502
Benetti Panthera FB502Benetti introduced the all-new FB502 motor super yacht Panthera. She is an elegant 47m aluminium yacht with a sporty, contemporary, and luxurious style.

Benetti Panthera FB502The 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.

Benetti Panthera FB502Panthera 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.

Benetti Panthera FB502The 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.

Benetti Panthera FB502The 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.

Benetti Panthera FB502While 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.