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Benetti introduces the new FB502 m/y “Panthera”, the 47-metre aluminium yacht, whose contemporary style is simultaneously sporty and elegant.

Benetti Panthera

Benetti Panthera

The FB502 M/Y “Panthera” is the second yacht in the 500s series. The first one, FB501 “Imagination”, came on the market in 2010; and the third one, FB503, is scheduled for delivery spring 2014. 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 superior performance (maximum speed 24 knots and cruising speed 22 knots), as well as significant stability while underway; noise and vibrations are almost completely eliminated, for enhanced comfort even at higher speeds. All this makes “Panthera” a fast and comfortable yacht with a style that reflects the refined personality of the Boatowner who has commissioned a contemporary yacht featuring timeless elegance. Clean, soaring lines and large tinted oval windows go perfectly with the metallic silver colour of the exterior, silver shades being the dominant colours of the “Panthera”. On the exterior, the teak detailing (traditionally black) is gray; and the interiors have a sophisticated combination of lighter and darker gray tones. A key feature highlighting the contemporary and carefully thoughtout aesthetic of the FB502 is given by the large fashion photos hung throughout the yacht’s main areas; whether in black and white or colour, large or small, framed or unframed, the images portray the magnetic feminine allure of gorgeous international models and actresses, adding even more glamour to this sophisticated yacht.



She wants to be – or better yet, she is – a luxury yacht, refined yet never opulent. To achieve this, Benetti architects and designers worked very closely with the Owner and his staff, so there was no need to engage any other external designer. The owner representative had clear visions regarding design and realised her ideas with determination. The work was largely one of subtraction, of eliminating excesses and ostentation; the result is a style which suggests pure beauty under the banner of simplicity, something far beyond the merely fashionable.

The FB502 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, with a large door opening onto a marvellous stern swimming platform providing nearly 10 m2 for beach chairs, shower, and a highly original customdesigned trampoline.



The main deck is a semi wide body. Climbing aboard astern, 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 surrounding it are by B&B. Moving towards the bow, past the main foyer, in one area there is the pantry.



The other leads to the Owner’s suite at full-beam with a spectacular view towards the bow and access to a private exterior lounge; the lounge is exclusively for the boatowner’s use, ensuring maximum privacy even at port. The cabin also has a spacious office, walk-in closet, and ensuite bathroom with marvellous Bisazza mosaics.



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. The upper deck skylounge is one of the “Panthera’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 cutting edge stereo sound system including a high-end vintage turntable for vinyl records at 33 and 45 rpm.



The sundeck offers guests a large sunpad, a corner bar, and awnings both to the bow and stern of the pool for maximum flexibility. From a performance point of view, “Panthera” is faithful to her name, lightweight and fast. While 47 metres long, the yacht’s aluminium construction means it only displaces 340 tonnes, a feature which, when combined with the narrow and elongated semidisplacement 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.




A private ceremony has been organized in order to celebrate the delivery with the Owner and his family. Among the guests, Paolo Vitelli – Azimut Benetti Group Chairman and Founder -, Vincenzo Poerio – CEO Megayacht Division -, Paul Brackley from Central Yachts together with the rest of Benetti’s management and staff including technical personnel and workers involved in the construction.

Based on a particularly successful Benetti’s naval platform, Lady Candy has been built in steel while superstructure is made with aluminium.

Length waterline at full load: 47.6 m about
Overall beam: 10.60 m
Total fresh water capacity: 18,000 Litres about
Total fuel capacity: 130,000 Litres about
Max speed, at half load condition: 15.5 knots.
Cruise speed, at half load condition, at 85% MCR: 15 knots.
Range at 12 knots: 5,000 nautical miles.

Porto Montenegro is on ARTRAVEL MED 2013

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Grande 120SL by Benetti new award in China

Grande 120SL by Benetti has recently received the Hurun Best of the Best 2013 award as the Best Motor Yacht Over 30 metres.


The 2013 “Hurun Best of the Best Awards” were held in Shanghai on Jan 15, 2013. The Hurun awards are now in their ninth edition, becoming the longest running and most authoritative awards for the luxury sector in China-mainland. The best of the best awards is voted by 515 oneto-one surveys with Chinese 1000wan millionaires. The survey was carried out over the last four months on a one-to-one basis.


“Grande 120SL by Benetti represents the perfect yacht to experience the sea and the yacht without limits, reducing the distinction between interior and outside until it practically disappears. Thirty-six metres of Azimut Benetti Group quality, unmatchable style, liveability, and unparalleled comfort” – refers Alberto Perrone Da Zara – Sales Director Benetti&Grande. “It is with great satisfaction that we receive this award remembering that now China and Far East are one of the most reactive market for our megayacht division”.


This yacht speeds from 36 to 40 knots depending on the interior choosen by the yacht owner; with two Rolls-Royce water jets and a central booster. The overall concept and style are the work of Stefano Righini, with interiors by Carlo Galeazzi.

Grande by Benetti
Grande part of Azimut-Benetti Group (Megayacht Division) – the largest builder of luxury motor boats worldwide. The brand offers planing semi-custom yachts over 100 feet with extremely high level of performance and comfort. The range is composed by a 100, 105, 116, 120SL and 140 feet. In-house technical teams of engineers and designers work, side by side with the Owner to personalize every detail. Grande by Benetti blends Benetti’s world class quality and full customization expertise with the technologies and the Italian design heritage of Azimut-Benetti Group.

The new Benetti Classic Supreme 132′ is born

Petrus II, Benetti’s new jewel, is the first hull built in the new Classic range – debut in US at the next Miami Boat Show 2013. Petrus II represents a further evolution of the Benetti look, magnificently interpreted by the architect Righini, in complete harmony with the rest of the Benetti Class range, presently from 93 to 145 feet.


The new Benetti Classic Supreme 132 measures 40.24 meters overall, with a maximum beam of 8.28 meters. The project brief was guided by the necessity to present an ever more competitive vessel to the market, maintaining Benetti’s attention towards innovation intact.

The owner’s cabin with a terrace, a double Jacuzzi (both on the forward upper deck and on the sun deck) and the open-air exterior stairways are just a few examples of this new model’s innovations.

2G1K7934The new Benetti Classic Supreme 132’ was designed to exalt the characteristics of a displacement yacht, with ample interior and exterior volumes, combined with a high level of on board comfort. Full hight windows on both the main and upper deck give greater light to the interior decks and a more racy look to the yacht’s profile. The attention to design is also visible by several new details: the external rotating pilot wings are retractable and disappear in the shearline; the navigation lights’ new design that increases their integration with the yacht’s exterior lines and make it appear more modern and captivating.

The interior design is autographed by Francios Zuretti, in collaboration with the yard’s internal design team. The interior furnishings of Petrus II are of natural oak and wengè, enriched with handmade leather inserts. Other special materials are also used: structural wengè to give a three dimensional effect, diamond shaped panels in ivory colored natural leather in the owner’s and the VIP cabins rise from behind the head of the berths and continue up to the ceiling, while in other spaces, like the main salon, there are recessed ceiling lights. A mix of marble, leather finish and mosiacs are used in the heads. As always, Benetti interiors are completely customizable.


In coherence with the other models in the Class range of Benetti yachts, the Classic Supreme 32′ is equipped with innovative technological systems. The BEST platform (Benetti’s exclusive Sea Technology) integrates all onboard electronic systems (entertainment, home automation, communications and security) with a single user friendly interface. The integrated navigation system allows all the yacht’s navigation and communication’s systems to interact, giving a more secure and dependable management of the yacht. The design of the dashboard allows a more modern and efficient use of space with three monitors, three touch panels and three joysticks, which give control over the whole yacht with just a few instruments and lots of technology.


Main features
One hundred square meters of sun deck give all guests comfort and privacy even above deck.
Divided into four zones, the area is also equipped with a day-head, giving complete independence from the interior areas.
Highly refined loose furniture has been chosen directly by the owner. The sofa’s and poofs are from Dedon, the lunch chairs in Burma teak by Royal Botania, while the anchored coffee and lunch tables are designed by the Benetti style office, which as always has satisfied the owner’s most special desires.
The sun and all the other exterior decks, along with the rest of the wood used on board, use FSC certified teak, harvested from responsibly managed forests following rigorous environmental, social and economic standards.
An umbrella is situtated over the Jacuzzi. All external furniture in fiberglass has been designed by the Benetti style office.
In the bow zone a fiberglass hardtop with integrated lighting and a centered electrically commanded curtain has been installed.

The exclusive layout of the exterior upper deck, with use here too of loose furniture, allows considerable flexibility. The on deck lunch table has twelve places and is designed by the Benetti design team.
The primary innovation on the upper deck is the open-air stairway, with a steel structure and teak steps. This gives us a spacious and sunny deck.
The sky lounge has two full height windows for exceptional panoramas, and to illuminate the card table and bar on one side, and the long couch on the other. In front of the long couch there is a low table with TV to enjoy in any case the view of the deck.
The ergonomic pilot wings are part of the sheer and placed to permit maximum visibility during manouvering.

The main salon is filled by natural light thanks to ample windows on both sides; the windows beside the lunch table are full height. The lunch table has the top in wengè and the base in wood with inlays in satin finished steel.
In the owner’s suite the walk-in closet is behind the bed and has a to entrances – one from the corridor/office and the other from beside the bed. The other feature is an extendible terrace that allows the owner to have a private veranda with a sliding floor and covering in his cabin.
On the opposite wall there is a panoramic window. The TV is on the wall in front of the bed, surrounded by a frame. The head of the bed, as in the guest cabins, has diamond shaped panels finished with ivory leather. The bathroom has both walls and windows in Crème Champagne colored marble and the top of the sink in Bronze Amani.
LED’s have been chosen for decorative lighting fixtures. Strip-LEDS are found in the recesses (above the bedside tables and in the bathrooms), above and below the bath furniture in guest and owner’s bathrooms and in the curtains. Colored glass silver touch switches, lit by LED’s are in all the important areas, with coordinated wall sockets. The galley is white lacquered with a black marble countertop and grey vinal “Silver” flooring.


The guest’s four cabins – two VIP and two twin cabins – are above average in size and all have ample windows with a view of the sea. External borders and lowered beds give the sensation of total immersion in the outside world. All guest bathrooms are in Limestone marble.
A crew of seven is foreseen. The Commander’s cabin is located on the upper deck, as tradition demands of long range cruising vessels. The crew area hosts six crew in three cabins and is characterized by an ample open space with an integrated wash room area. Instead of a tender, the garage is replete with two water scooters. There is also a special place to stow the loose furniture when at sea.

Hodgdon Yachts delivers a new custom yacht tender (Hull 413!)

Hodgdon Yachts announces the launch and delivery of Hull 413 (413th Hodgdon hull – which is also the 3rd tender hull) of a custom limo tender for a new Oceanco client.

Hodgdon's limousine tender, designed by

This week HODGDON launched another of the 10.5m MPYD design Limousine tender and has three more custom tenders under construction including two designed by Andrew Winch Designs.

Hodgdon's limousine tender, designed byHODGDON’S entrée into the superyacht tender world came several years ago in a project led by Florida based Wright Maritime Group. HODGDON was commissioned to build a 10.5 limousine tender and slightly smaller matching open tender for then Oceanco Y706 (7 Seas). The success of that Michael Peters Yacht Design (Sarasota, FL) project turned heads in superyacht ports the world over. HOODGDON has developed several tender concepts ranging from 9.6m to 12.5m in the MPYD aesthetic including an aft helm version and is currently in contract negotiation for several other tenders including from other world class designers.


Hodgdon presented last 2011 a series of artful tenders designed to please not only the discriminating owner with good taste but the crew with high standards as well. Beautifully designed, artfully styled and expertly built, these tenders are designed to maintain an aesthetic while being optimized for a particular function.

2. 1 Model Inside

Following on the heels of two 2011 custom tenders for Oceanco Y706, (M/Y Seven Seas – Michael Peters Yacht Design), this new 10.5m custom tender delivery will be joint from a 10.5 m custom open tender for an Oceanco client. The second pair of tenders are custom designs from Andrew Winch Designs (London, UK) / Hodgdon for a project at a Northern European shipyard. At 8.5m this custom limo tender features a retractable full coverage moon roof, guest head and 30 knots cruising speed from the Volvo D-6/400 power. The open tender, features a beachable ramp to facilitate guest and beach toy deployment. Both boats are slated for an early 2013 delivery.

There are lots of opportunities to make these designs yours. Hull and Deck colors, wood trim, leather or fabric, deck treatment or a variety of custom features are “yours to choose”. Or, we start over with custom concept and create a unique and personal aesthetic. The direction is up to the clients, the expertise is Hodgdon.