2003 Baia Panther
Ended
Final bid:$400,000
Categories: Boats
Auction type: ReserveEnded
5 bids, 17 comments

Vehicle Details


  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
  • Color: Silver
  • Lot #: V-0029187

One of the last Baia Panthers built with MTU 16V2000 M91 engines producing up to 2000 HP each, this 2003 example measures 80’ in length and has been given the name “Alchemy.” This Panther is said to benefit from a full interior and exterior refurbishment carried out throughout 2021 and 2022, along with an extensive list of newly installed equipment including new upholstery, carpeting, furniture, lighting, and mechanics. This exquisitely crafted motor yacht is now being offered for auction showing 1,678 engine hours.

This Baia Panther motor yacht is a luxurious express cruiser boasting contemporary Italian-designed styling and fiberglass bodywork which has been completely refinished in its current shade of silver. The seller states new multi-color underwater lights, four multi-color Lumitect courtesy lights, and a new Teak swim platform/gangway were installed in 2021. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.

The cabin comes fully equipped with new carpets, upholstery, cushioning, leather surface covers, and tabletops. Newly installed equipment also includes a Garmin radar and plotter, KVH8 satellite television dome, televisions, 3 individual internet booster hotspots, and a fully air-conditioned enclosed salon. Additionally, new sheets, towels, cutlery, plates, bowls, blankets, mattresses, and more have been fitted.

Topping out at 52 MPH, propulsion for this Baia Panther comes by way of dual 31.8-liter 16V 2000 M91 diesel engines producing a combined output of 4,000 BHP. The inboard surface-drive motors received new exhaust systems in 2022 along with servicing of the heat exchangers, oil coolers, and charge air coolers. Service in 2021 included a new generator, coolant and exhaust hoses, hydraulic lines, and blueprinted and balanced propellers. The seller adds that a full engine service was completed by MTU Company of Mallorca in 2019, an Arneson service was done in 2022, and the Jet Tender was serviced in 2023. Other more recent upgrades and refurbishments include a new battery charger for main systems, a new water pump and accumulator, a water maker, a new 11.6kw stern thruster, a new 6-props blade, 30kW phasor genset port side, a new Atlas transformer, and new main engine thru-hulls, seacocks, and scoops.

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Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $400,000
  • Auction End: May 30, 2023 07:15:00PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 5
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Comments (22)

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  • Valhouwer 11 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $400,000

  • AutoSport (seller) 11 monthsago

    The Mtu’s engine you’re absolutely correct are Bullet proof engines and have been on high end, yachts worldwide . This particular yacht has been captain maintained and taken care of meticulously. It is a perfect gentlemans yacht can be Captained by the owner provided he is credentialed. Not only is this specific yacht very fast and extremely sea worthy a great family yacht for entertaining. Huge deck areas with sun lounges expanding dinning areas both inside as well alfresco. It also has a large custom installed stainless timed TV in the uppper deck . Also a fulll stand up bar on the same deck .

  • Jimbo1907 (registered bidder) 11 monthsago

    Nice looking boat! MTUs are not the highest maintenance marine diesels out there; that distinction would go to MANs, I think. With 2000 horsepower per side, this boat will pass anything but a fuel dock.

    Also, don't you at least need a CG ticket for uninspected passenger vessel to operate it, even as a owner?

  • GerakBoss 11 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $350,000

  • fwdodgers0630 (registered bidder) 11 monthsago

    Depends on the 911.

  • NaplesMotorsports 11 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $200,000

  • BarryLe (registered bidder) 11 monthsago

    I owned a 50 foot Baia in about 1997. I live in Boca Raton during the season and on Cape Cod during the summer so it was the perfect cruising yacht and I have dockage behind both homes. The 80 foot Panther was the biggest Baia made. This one appears to be in spectacular shape with no deferred maintenance. However, whoever buys this yacht needs a place to dock it, a crew to properly maintain it, and the funds to cover a yearly budget to own it of at least $300,000.00. The buyer should post the recent survey for the bidders to review as it is very relevant. Regrettably, anyone knowledgeable in the yachting industry will tell you that Baja built beautiful boats but the resale value on all Baia’s is very poor. I donated mine for a tax write off as I never received a decent offer when I decided to sell my Baia. I am extremely knowledgeable when it comes to boats as cruising has been a huge part of my life. It is hard to put a value on this beautiful yacht because of Baia’s history of poor resale value.

  • miuraguy 11 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • AutoSport (seller) 11 monthsago

    Thanks so much for your input as you know, this quality yacht is exciting with lots of fun and very fast . As you can see, it’s had many upgrades. Sleek lines great interior with huge deck and entertainment arras .

  • Boatpix (registered bidder) 11 monthsago

    I had a 63' Baia and another boat that was 80' and understand you will need a place to put this. And a captain for hurricane season if you insure this. I am sure the seller can help arrange all of that. I hope this will get some more car folks into boating. If you have the money this will change your life in a good way.

  • AutoSport (seller) 11 months, 1 weekago

    Sounds like you’re just bought a couple of martini glasses. Congratulations.!

  • AutoSport (seller) 11 months, 1 weekago

    Sounds like you just bought a couple of martini glasses. Congratulations. !

  • gmauro83 11 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • AutoSport (seller) 11 months, 1 weekago

    The yacht today is over $6 million . At the price we’re offering it’s a huge opportunity for an experienced yachtsman to have a wonderful yacht and cruise with his family and for many years.

  • AutoSport (seller) 11 months, 1 weekago

    Please send a list of all the cars you have as references. Your offer so and will be very pleased to consider.

  • Pcarliebhaber (registered bidder) 11 months, 1 weekago

    @911r ALL of them...

  • AutoSport (seller) 11 months, 1 weekago

    Range approximately 600 miles as far as survey goes we could have one done if we have a bona fide offer. It did have a survey completed approximately a year ago.

  • jbauto (registered bidder) 11 months, 1 weekago

    Will it make it to Mallorca on 1 fill-up? What is the range on this Rig?

  • Cuj0 (registered bidder) 11 months, 1 weekago

    Has this boat been surveyed and if so, can you provide? If not, is this sale final or contingent on that

  • Imthedecidah (registered bidder) 11 months, 1 weekago

    BALLER 10X

  • AutoSport (seller) 11 months, 1 weekago

    It could be a lot of fun to take car, collections and trade. We are open to any options including local Florida real estate.

  • 911r (registered bidder) 11 months, 1 weekago

    Ok how many 911's do I need to sell to get this boat?

2003 Baia Panther
Final bid: $400,000 Ended
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