To single out a superyacht for being an impressive place to entertain is like singling out a cashmere jumper for being soft, or a jeroboam of champagne for being decadent. But Lioness V — a Benetti-built, waterborne palace — is so impressive that she floats heads and shoulders above her fellow vessels. She is the softest jumper; the most decadent jeroboam in her class.
Why so, we hear you ask? What makes this particular Lioness roar so much louder and with so much more luxury than any other superyacht in the harbour? Your answer — the inimitable design duo of Stefano Natucci and Argent Design.
Together, the exterior and interior designers have crafted a vessel perfect for entertaining. As you step onto Lioness V’s main deck, you are immediately greeted by the artistry of the design; a sumptuous lounge and sweeping bar. The layout is immaculately thought-through, with the main deck joining seamlessly with the salon — decks as easily prepared for a party as they are for a sit-down dinner.
The bridge deck, also, features a full bar, a dining area and plenty of comfortable al-fresco seating options. A little further in, to the bridge deck salon, and you’ll find yet another bar. See, we told you it was the perfect vessel for entertaining.
Even after the party is over, your 12 guests will have six cabins of lavish design to relax in. Beautifully-furnished, they have the appearance and feel of an upscale hotel, and are all close to the state of the art media room — ideally-installed for any quieter nights in.
But who wants quiet — especially when you have a luxuriously elevated, light stone pool area with cleverly-concealed speakers at your disposal? And that’s just one of the entertainment options with which to make a splash. The large swimming platform, hammam and garage of jet-skiing, sea-bobbing tenders will also hold water with your guests.
Staffed by a crew of 18, Lioness V is a gem of a superyacht for entertaining, and her peerless design — the virtues of which we cannot extol enough — are hinged around a central, grand staircase that traverses all decks. It’s the kind of staircase you can’t help but sweep down, dressed to the nines and ready to impress. And, aboard a venue like this, we could hardly blame you…
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