Monday, December 9, 2013

Benetti Introduce 47m "Panthera"

The FB502 M/Y "Panthera" is the second yacht in the 500s series. The first one, FB501 "Imagination", was introduced in 2010 and the third one, FB503 is scheduled for delivery spring 2014. The 500-series megayachts are constructed at Benetti's Livorno boatyard and are 100% aluminium, 47m (154ft) in length and 8.8m wide. They will be able to get to a maximum speed 24kts and cruising speed 22kts.

Panthera will be a fast and comfortable megayacht with a sleek exterior styling. Her clean lines and large tinted oval windows blend perfectly with the metallic silver colour of the exterior, that give her a some what stealthy appearance. One of the key features added by the owner that give Panthera a contemporary interior style is the large fashion photos hung throughout the yacht's main areas. The photos are black and white, colour, large, small, framed, unframed and portray female international models and actresses.

She has four decks the lower, main, upper, and sun deck. The lower deck is dedicated to the guest cabins which include a full beam VIP cabin with a double bed, walk-in closet and an ensuite bathroom. Another two double guest cabins with an ensuite bathrooms also occupy this level. The garage which is situated aft can hold both a tender and a jet ski and has a large door opening onto a large stern swimming platform nearly 10m2.

On the main deck you will find the main saloon, pantry and the owner's suite towards the bow. The owner's suite is full beam cabin with a spectacular view towards the bow which has access to a private exterior lounge. The cabin also has a spacious office, walk-in closet, and an ensuite bathroom with Bisazza mosaics.

The upper deck has a large exterior area at the stern with couches and a covered skylounge. It also has a second VIP cabin, the captain's cabin, and the bridge. Towards the bow there is a second area dedicated to open air living with enormous sunpad in the middle. The upper deck skylounge is one of the Panthera's really special areas. It includes a fully equipped media room with lounge couches and a 46 inch movie screen. It can also be transformed into a disco with strobe lights, LEDs and a sound system that includes a high-end vintage turntable.

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