BENETTI-PANTHERA-NAV-144aItalian superyacht builder Benetti has officially unveiled the second yacht in its 500 series – the FB502 Panthera.

The 47m (154ft) aluminium yacht displaces just 340 tonnes, a feature which, when combined with the narrow and elongated semi-displacement hull, is said to deliver superior performance.

Panthera has a maximum speed of 24kt with a fuel consumption of 1.360 l/h, a 22kt cruising speed and a range of 3,400 miles at a 12kt. The yacht has four decks: lower, main, upper and sun deck.

Built at Benetti’s Livorno shipyard, the 500 series of yachts are 100 per cent aluminium, 47m (154ft) long and 8.8m (29ft) wide. The first one, the FB501 Imagination, came on the market in 2010 and the third, the FB503, is scheduled for delivery in the spring of 2014.