11 May 2023
As more owners look to get off the beaten track and turn cruising into an adventure experience, it’s no longer necessary to think big when it comes to explorer yachts.
Thanks to advances in design and belief in what’s possible in a smaller package, so-called pocket explorers are all the rage. Builders like Canteriere delle Marche have capitalised on the path forged by icons such as Fleming to really show what is possible.
Bering Yachts is another such company. Based in Antalya, Türkiye, over the past two decades, the yard has been quietly turning out hardy cruising yachts and superyachts that have always had adventure at their core. They have now released more details of a recent full-custom, sub-24-metre LOA addition to their impressive fleet – a B76 named Lemanja.
The 23.27-metre yacht offers 115 gross tons of volume across three decks, with a beam of 5.9 metres giving plenty of space below. But at the heart of the yacht is a propulsion package comprising twin Cummins QSL 9 engines that deliver a max speed of 12 knots and a cruise speed of 9 knots – and a true adventuring range of 4,000 nautical miles.
As the first and only completely custom build in Bering’s fleet at this size, Lemanja is a true bluewater cruiser made for long voyages. She employs Bering’s core principles in her rugged build – safety, comfort and reliability – and of course includes elements such as an advanced stabiliser system to ensure smooth sailing.
Lemanja is surprisingly spacious and comfortable for her length, with a cosy upper saloon offering an inviting leather sofa opposite a large television and counter with sink. One deck down, the open plan main saloon and galley are bright and airy, while a forward dining area also serves as the perfect observation lounge for high-latitude cruising.
“Our client was looking for a tough, go-anywhere explorer yacht with an oceanic range, which would also be stable, safe, and quiet,” says Alexei Mikhailov, President of Bering Yachts.
“The noise-protection on this vessel is exceptional, and it’s the same for other requirements. Welcome on board if you like absolute comfort – this is what Bering does best.”
Her state-of-the-art design is optimised to provide the owner with full operation autonomy. Her styling is clean and modern, with a palette and finishes that call to a Scandinavian style, while her use of luxury materials and attention to details will satisfy the most particular demands.
There’s space for up to six in a generous owner suite midships and two further ensuite guest cabins. It makes her perfectly fit for family and fun as well as for exploration.
Featuring a displacement of 130 tons, Lemanja includes a laundry and copious storage space to bolster her 4,000-mile-plus range. An alternative power source, which includes solar panels on the upper coachroof, reduces the environmental footprint and increases the boat’s autonomy.