The canons of classic Italian and contemporary yacht design, as well as the magical charm of the East, inherited from the customer, were United by the Benetti style office to create this luxurious 56-foot yacht.
It was launched a year ago at the Benetti shipyard in Livorno, Italy, under the name “Project FB260,” and is completely finished in August 2013. Under the name Lady Candy she managed to become the decoration of the Monaco Yachts Show and the winner of Asia Boating Awards 2014 for Best International Custom Yacht.
Made entirely of aluminum, the superyacht has a classic, time-tested architecture, repeatedly used Benetti informed. However, when you create Lady Candy Italian shipyard to a greater extent than ever before, went to meet the customer and at his request changed the location of the wheelhouse, found themselves eventually on the top deck of the yacht.
Lady Candy combines the luxury and comfort of a vast internal spaces more attractive than for the ocean liner characteristics, including efficiency, the ability to reach a maximum speed of nearly 17 knots, reliability, and the almost complete lack of vibrations and noise.
The developer of the yacht made its own division of Benetti Yachts, and designer exterior Studio in the Central part of Yachts, headed by Paul Brackley (Brackley Paul), who also, in collaboration with American design firm BAMO, became the authors of a luxury interior.
In every stage of the design and construction of the ship took an active part the owner is an experienced sailor with 40 years experience, who commented on the launch of Lady Candy, “This boat will be for me and my family. It carries a lot of entertainment functions, but this is not the main reason I have a boat. The boat is my second home. I used to have many houses in different places, but as soon as I got my first boat, I got rid of all my houses…”
Lady Candy – elegant 962-ton vessel with a stately profile and five decks – really reminiscent of a family house. On Board there is a home theater, main salon with an area of 100 sqm and a large beach club. The upper deck is occupied by two huge master cabin for the owner with his wife and their daughter. Each cabin features a private living room, private office, closet, separate bathrooms with Jacuzzi and individual exits to the terraces at the stern and bow of the vessel. Both the master cabins have panoramic Windows with a magnificent view of the sea. Welcoming interior with a predominance of wood materials, rich purple and jade colours were adapted to the tastes of the wife and daughter of the owner.
The super-yacht has four United lift the main deck, as well as standalone bilge deck, where is the engine room, Laundry and other working areas. Lower deck is a spacious four guest cabins, two with double beds and two with twin beds; each cabin provides closet and a large bathroom. In the bow of the lower deck is for the crew of 12 people, and aft of the engine compartment, and executed under the special order of the owner of a beach club with showers, storage compartment for diving equipment and managed a large swimming platform.
Main deck super-yacht welcomes guests with a large bar, a large salon with an area of 100 sq. m., galley and dining area with a dining table for 14 persons. There is a home cinema with a special comfortable Seating, the 70-inch screen with 3D function and audio with Dolby surround. Closer to the bow deck, a garage for storage of 7.3-metre tender Tendershipyard TS 73, which, regardless of weather conditions, easy to down into water through the side door using the pull system. Garage also provides storage still a little tender and two jet skis.
The upper deck Lady Candy is the captain’s cabin and a large open part fully given to recreation and amusement of the owners and their guests in the fresh air. There is a Jacuzzi, loungers, sofas, a bar and a small dining area with kitchen.
From the point of view of performance, the yacht Lady Candy is excellent cruise performance. It is equipped with two motors 1.320 kW MTU 12 V 4000 and two generators of 175 kW Cat C9 Genset, providing a maximum speed of 17 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. At a speed of 12 knots the ship without refueling will take place up to 5,000 nautical miles.
Main technical specifications of the Benetti Lady Candy:
Length overall (LOA)56 м183’72″Length of waterline 49 M160’76″‘Maximum width of 10.6 M34’77″Maximum осадка3,M11 55’64″‘Type korpusovakkumulyatorov corporealities надстройкиАлюминийВодоизмещение800 000 кгДвигатели2 x MTU 12V 4000 M53 – 1.320 kW @ 1800 RPMГенераторы2 x 175 kW Cat C9 Genset – 400V – 50hzПодруливающие ustroystvami VT140 400V 150KWСтабилизаторыNaiad – Zero Speed systemМаксимальная скорость17 uzavrena speed 16 Uzlovaya топлива130 000 000 litremsas воды30 litremsas хода5 000 nautical miles at 12 узловГости12 people in 6 ciutadania 14 persons in 7 cabins
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© Text: Egor Lanin, ruYachts Magazine, 2014
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