Featuring an entire owner’s deck, Alkhor, a.k.a. hull number FB273 at Benetti, celebrated her official launch on February 17. The six-level megayacht stretches nearly 230 feet (70 meters) in length. She features the handiwork of entirely Benetti-based naval-architecture and interior-design teams, too.
While the official photos provided by Benetti do not reveal much of her styling, the experienced owner requested an entirely open uppermost deck, a.k.a. the sky deck. This complements the combination of interior and alfresco relaxation areas on each subsequent deck down to the water. One such area, the main aft deck, contains a varying-shaped pool. In fact, since this pool is for both grown-ups and children, different depths result from a dedicated system. In addition, the pool floor can raise flush with the deck level when not in use.
With a beam of 34’8” (10.6 meters) and overall volume of 1,245 tons, Alkhor has abundant alfresco lounging areas. The beach club, as you might expect, is one, fitted with fold-down platforms to each side. Sunning spaces characterize the main deck, while ultra-private-dining takes place on the sundeck, one level below the sky deck. Speaking of the sky deck, even more sunning, along with soaking in the hot tub, are the orders of the day.
Inside, six staterooms take care of guests below decks. The private owner’s domain, meanwhile, is the upper deck. Alkhor reserves 1,292 square feet (120 square meters) solely for the stateroom, fully forward, with a 180-degree view from the bed. The suite even has a breakfast nook, in addition to a private saloon and a touch-and-go helipad just steps outside. Should the owner need to conduct business, Alkhor further includes an office with a glass wall adjacent to some of these living areas. The owner can step out onto a private balcony to take a break and enjoy the views, too.
Also including a gym with a massage room in the owner’s area, Alkhor should enjoy a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. Twin 2,400-hp Caterpillar engines also should allow a maximum 17-knot speed.