Benetti has confirmed to delivery of their latest superyacht project, M/Y Lana. She was kept at the yard during the winter season following the client’s desire to add, among others features, two Kongsberg wing stations.
Benetti’s in-house team created both the interior and exterior design of Lana, which has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, a beam of 15.2 metres and a gross tonnage of 3,900 GT. She features diesel-electric propulsion, a large swimming pool, helipad, spa and plenty of toys and tenders.
Lana has been managed by Imperial acting as Owner’s Representative and Build Supervisor.
The client himself lavished praise on Lana as soon as his final requirements were implemented and the yacht completed, stating: “I am absolutely satisfied with the work done by Benetti and Imperial together. Lana represents a statement of building excellence, every technical feature, every aesthetic element, every single detail was executed to perfection. I am glad we all made this way to prove a new level of Italian shipbuilding industry.”
An extraordinary and rigorous amount of testing and commissioning of complex equipment was carried out in Livorno by Benetti technicians under the remote supervision and direction of the equipment’s manufacturers, respectively based in England, Norway and Sweden. In difficult circumstances, the remote approach that had to be adopted, also on technical aspects, proved to be a true test of a new way of working.
Lana is one of the three 100-metre superyacht recently commissioned by the Italian yard, as a part of their “giga-yacht season” – a program developed after a significant investment that the shipyard has made over time both in terms of technical resources and investments, upgrading infrastructure and the construction processes.
Benetti’s President, Paolo Vitelli, says: “We are proud to have delivered another Giga yacht in our Giga season. Lana is an example of excellence: outstanding quality, unique style, and an icon of Made in Italy. A particular thanks to the owner who trusted Benetti for this creation. We are happy to have met all his expectations.”
Lana was designed in her entirety by the Benetti in-house design teams. The naval architecture is by PLANA – Pier Luigi Ausonio Naval Architecture. She is powered by twin diesel-electric engines of 2,800 kW each, has a top speed of 18.5 knots and a range of 5,500-nautical-miles at 12 knots.
Lana can accommodate up to 12 guests across eight cabins, including 7 VIP rooms on the main deck. Located on the wheelhouse deck, the full-beam master suite is a highlight on board, with the generous suite featuring a luxurious contemporary design and two balconies providing magnificent ocean views.
In addition to a yacht crew of 34 to tend to guests’ every need, just some of the stand out features her guests can enjoy are a large swimming pool on the Sun Deck, a luxurious spa complete with gym and massage room, a grand piano and a touch-and-go helipad.
Imperial’s Director, Julia Stewart, says: “Being linked to the second 100-metre superyacht ever delivered in Italy by the private shipyard Benetti is a pride that we share with the builder. It was a pleasure to collaborate once again with their professional teams and their dynamic behaviour in a proactive atmosphere.
Lana is bold, unique, sleek and aggressive, boasting high ceilings up to 2.7-metres in height and mixing perfect experience at sea and unforgettable charter moments.
She is now entering our Charter Central Agency fleet, already with a large array of destinations in her bucket list that she will explore. Lana has an incredible appeal that will make her, for sure, the next decade superyacht charter yacht to experience in her range once in a lifetime. We would like to thank the Imperial team behind this impressive success, their hard work and extreme dedication to making the dream of our client come true.”