Benetti delivered the latest in their “gigayacht’ line of yachts—the 351-foot (107-meter) long FB277 M/Y LANA. 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 47ft 3in (14.4 meters) and a gross tonnage of 3,900 GT. Her stand out features include a diesel-electric propulsion, a large swimming pool, spa and plenty of toys and tenders. LANA has been managed by Imperial acting as Owner’s Representative and Build Supervisor.
LANA was kept at the yard during the winter season following the client’s desire to add, among others features, two state- of -the -art Kongsberg wing stations.
“I am absolutely satisfied with the work done by Benetti and Imperial together, says the client. “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.
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.
From her well-proportioned exterior to her sumptuous interior, LANA was designed in her entirety by the Benetti in-house design teams. The naval architecture is by P.L.A.N.A. – PierLuigi 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 Nm 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 features a luxurious contemporary design and two balconies providing ocean views. There are also crew accommodations for 34.
Imperial’s Director, Julia Stewart, says: “Being linked to the second 100m+ 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 2.7m 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.”
Benetti’s Giga yacht construction program is the result of significant investment that the shipyard has made over time both in terms of technical resources and investments to allow the upgrade of the infrastructure and the construction processes.
BENETTI FB277 M/Y “LANA” TECHNICAL DATA
Length overall: 107 m / 351 ft
Beam max: 14.4 m / 47’2’’ ft
Draft max: 4.5 m / 14’8’’ ft
Hull and Superstructure: Steel / Aluminium
Gross Tonnage: 3,900 GT
Fuel: 300,000 liters 79,250 US gals
Fresh water: 69,000 liters 18,227 US gals
Owner & Guest cabins: 8 cabins per 12 persons
Crew cabins: 20 cabins per 34 persons
Main engines: N° 2 DIESEL-ELECTRIC MOTORS 2,800 Kw / 690V
Generators: N° 8 CATERPILLAR C32 ACERT 832 eKw@1.500 rpm – 50 Hz + (1 emergency 346 ekW – 50 Hz)
Bow thruster: N° 2 Rolls Royce 200 kW electric
Stern thruster: SCHOTTEL Pump Jet 350 kW electric
Stabilizers: N°4 fins Naiad Dynamics
Max speed: 18,5 knots 18.5 knots
Range @ 12 kn: 5.500 Nm 5,500 Nm
Classification: Lloyds/Compliance LY3
Builder: Benetti Shipyard
Naval Architecture: Benetti and Pierluigi Ausonio
Concept + Exterior designer: Benetti
Interior designer: Benetti Style Department