TRENDS

Be­sen­zoni’s helm seats blend cus­tom­iz­a­ble util­ity and tech­ni­cal so­phis­ti­ca­tion.

Yachting - - CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS - By David Sch­midt

The P400 Ma­trix chair from Be­sen­zoni can be cus­tom­ized to in­clude in­te­grated throt­tles, a joy­stick, LEDs and more.

Be­sen­zoni’s p400 ma­trix helm seats give yacht own­ers and de­sign­ers max­i­mum lee­way when cre­at­ing cus­tom and semibespoke helm sta­tions. Mod­els can be out­fit­ted with a range of ac­ces­sories, from arm­rest-in­te­grated throt­tles and joy­stick helm con­trols to seat sup­ports, footrests, LED light­ing, and cus­tom color schemes and stitch­ing. ¶ “Our big­gest de­sign and build chal­lenge was to cre­ate a com­mon ba­sis for three dif­fer­ent types of chairs that could each then be fur­ther cus­tom­ized with op­tions and cus­tom-made fin­ishes,” says Fiorella Be­sen­zoni, Be­sen­zoni’s di­rec­tor of mar­ket­ing. “We con­ducted lots of tests. It was a bit like an in­ter­lock­ing game un­til ev­ery­thing was com­pat­i­ble and per­fectly mod­u­lar.” ¶ The mix-and­match in­ter­op­er­abil­ity makes P400 Ma­trix seats an op­tion for ves­sels of all sizes. ¶ “What unites those who choose a P400 Ma­trix is its at­ten­tion to de­tail and the de­sire for cus­tomiza­tion,” Be­sen­zoni says. ¶ Be­cause each chair is built to or­der, Be­sen­zoni pre-in­stalls all owner-spec­i­fied sys­tems, equip­ment, and wire and cable runs, mak­ing in­stal­la­tion a plug-and­bolt-and-play af­fair at the ship­yard. ¶ “Maybe it’s our Ital­ian DNA that al­lows us to cre­ate some­thing that’s beau­ti­ful and com­fort­able,” Be­sen­zoni says. “De­sign­ers can co­or­di­nate the P400 Ma­trix with the boat’s style with­out com­pro­mis­ing func­tion­al­ity or its spe­cific pur­pose, which is to be com­fort­able for long hours.”

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