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Lady Candy, style class and superior performance by Benetti Yachts

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In a perfect marriage between East and West, Lady Candy offers the ultimate in comfort, beauty, and technology, for a totally relaxing cruising experience.
The style of Italian yacht design masters, the Benetti boatyard’s technological prowess, and the Owner’s magic touch of the East combine to create a 56-metre yacht whose class is matched only by its outstanding performance: Lady Candy, the latest jewel of the Benetti family.
The Benetti boatyard in Livorno launched the M/Y Lady Candy (Unit No. FB260) late last May 2013. 100% steel and aluminium, the 56-metre vessel is built on a time-tested naval architecture platform with proven dependability in previous yachts. For Lady Candy, this platform was partially modified with the repositioning of the wheelhouse on the sun deck and the associated widening of the beam.
“Lady Candy”  combines interior spaces worthy of a 56-metre vessel with outstandingperformance, including a maximum speed of nearly 17 knots, comfort which translates into stability, and almost zero associated vibrations and noise.
With naval design from Benetti together with styling from Captain Paul Brackley’s Central Yacht Design Studio, the exterior lines of “Lady Candy ” have a clearly contemporary feel without diminishing the timeless elegance Benetti yachts are known for. The 962-tonne vessel is majestic yet streamlined, with the five decks highlighted by a harmonious movement stemming from the contrast of the long bands of tinted windows at the upper decks against the white hull. The expert Owner is from Asia and is a great enthusiast of the sea and diving.
He plans to enjoy Lady Candy together with his family and friends. The Owner played an active role in the design of his yacht; he had a particularly strong impact on the interior layout which was custom-designed for him by Central Yacht. For example, the Owner explicitly requested that the interiors be given priority over the exteriors, creating an enormous and exciting main saloon that covers 88 m2  of the main deck; he also had his and his daughter’s cabins moved to the upper deck to maximise privacy. The Owner was also directly involved in the interior styling and furnishing, which was designed by Central Yacht and the USA interior architecture firm BAMO (the latter having just furnished some of the Owner’s other properties). The interiors are simple and welcoming. Briar root wood predominates and is combined with soft colours like lilac and jade, reflecting an “international” aesthetic that unites the East and West.
The architects and designers worked with the Owner to develop a design object which is beyond the merely “fashionable”, paying close attention to every detail. This quality is also found in the creation of “custom” spaces to meet the Owner’s special specifications.
For example, since the Owner is a diving and underwater enthusiast, the opportunity could not be passed up to locate a fully equipped beach club, complete with bar, gymnasium, steam shower, bathroom and living area right next to the swimming platform, including separate entrances for guests and crew.
Lady Candy has four decks connected by a central lift that opens onto an elegant lobby leading to various spaces. To this deck is added an additional lower deck for the engine room, mechanical rooms, and various stowage areas critical to ensuring efficiency and autonomy, the laundry room, and other service areas).
The four guest cabins are found on the lower deck. There are two twin-sized cabins with twin beds and two with queen beds; all with desk-vanity, large closets, and spacious bathrooms.
Towards the bow, with separate access, there are five cabins and common areas for the 12-person crew. Abaft, is the large engine room and still further astern is the beach club adjacent to the exterior swimming platform with a view directly out over the water: the perfect place for the Owner’s diving activities.
The main deck welcomes guests with an enormous saloon, bar, and lobby area with ample sofas for relaxing and a large dining room with circular table that seats 14, as well as a powder room. Further to the bow, on the port side, there is a professional kitchen and to starboard, a media room with a 70″ screen and Dolby surround sound speakers. Even further to the bow is the garage for the 7.3 metre Tendershipyard TS 73 tender. Regardless of the weather conditions, the launch can be easily manoeuvred from above by opening the side door and operating a simple launching-hauling system. The garage also accommodates two jet skis, assorted water toys and a cavernous chilled garbage locker for extended cruising. Astern of the saloon, there is the large cockpit with an enormous sofa and armchairs.
The upper deck of “Lady Candy ” is devoted to the Owner and his daughter (who the boat is named after) as well as other prestigious guests. This is where the boat Owner and VIP suites are located. The VIP suite is to the bow and enjoys a marvellous water view thanks to the 180° circular window; the suite includes a dressing room, vanity, sofa, bathroom with double sinks, shower, and a bathtub. The Owner’s apartment is astern and includes a panoramic saloon  private office, lounge area, and large bathroom with two toilets separated by a shower.
Forward of the cabin is the private VIP terrace. VIP guests need not to be disturbed by crew at any time as they have a secret access to the foredeck through the tender garage below.
The Owner also enjoys a private terrace with direct access via panoramic glazing from the actual bedroom area. This deck also includes a massage room, a typical feature found in the Asian culture.
In addition to hosting the wheelhouse, the sun deck also functions as a large open air terrace with sofas, a Jacuzzi, covered cooking area with extractor and a large dining table. There is a hideaway minibar complete with stools custom-designed by the boatyard per the Owner’s specific request.
In terms of performance, “Lady Candy ” enables sustained speeds and optimal cruising comfort.
Maximum speed is approximately 17 knots, while cruising speed is 16 knots. Fuel-economy speed is 12 knots, with a range of 5,000 nautical miles. The engine room has two 1.320 kW MTU 12V 4000 engines and two 175 kW Cat C9 Genset generators.
It is an extremely refined vessel, the perfect on-the-water home, one which is proportionally sized and where spaces are used to their fullest, making it possible to navigate in small bays and overnight in ports free of crowds. Lady Candy embodies the world class quality that the Benetti boatyard is known for around the world.
Captain Paul Brackley, Head of Central Yacht, is very satisfied; he worked with the boatyard to come up with the concept, exterior style, and interior plan: “This is our third project with Benetti. The first one was back in 2005: the 65-metre Ambrosia, an award winning and  technologically advanced vessel with a hybrid diesel-electric drive; it was the first yacht in the world with ABB compact Azipod propulsion system. This was followed by the 60-metre Xanadu with which we won Robb Report “Best of the Best” charter yacht in 2009. Ambrosia was the first design where Central Yacht acted as the Owner’s representative. Lady Candy is the first yacht to be developed directly by us, and it has proved to be a resounding success, receiving various nominations in design competitions, in addition to having numerous articles written about it. Central Yacht boasts a list of successful collaborations with Benetti. This has meant that the Owner can count on the synergetic collaboration between the two companies since we have always worked well together during all phases of the construction process. The result is an extraordinary yacht, and definitely one that represents an added value. We have developed a totally original profile and an interior design based on Benetti’s highly successful technical platform. This has given the client the security of having a unique yacht based on a proven design and with guaranteed performance, not to mention delivery ahed of schedule with no costly and surprising change orders. Benetti and Central Yacht have worked together to develop new design solutions in response to the most practical yacht management issues; the end result is delivering the Owner a boat which is very easy to handle and maintain. We choose to work with the Benetti boatyard not just for its absolute construction excellence, but also for its flexibility and availability which has allowed the Owner to be more involved (and experience greater satisfaction) during the different construction phases.”
Lunghezza f.t. / Length overall 56 mt
Lunghezza al galleggiam. / Waterline Length 49 Mt
Larghezza max / Beam max 10,6 mt
Immersione a pieno carico / Draft, loaded 3,55 mt
Dislocamento a pieno carico / Full Load Displacement 750-800 tons
Dislocamento a mezzo carico / Half Load Displacement Tons
Tonnellaggio / Gross tonnage 962 GT
Capacità cassa combustibile / Fuel tank capacity 130.000 lt
Capacità cassa acqua / Fresh water capacity 30.000 lt
Capacità cassa acque grigie e nere / Black/ Grey water capacity 11.000 lt
Cabine armature e ospiti / Accommodation for Owner & Guests 12 persons in 6 cabins
Cabine equipaggio / Accommodation for Crew 14 persons in 7 cabins
Motori principali / Main engines N°2 MTU 12V 4000 M53 – 1.320kW @ 1800 RPM
Riduttori/ Gear box N°2 ZF 7661
Generatori / Generators N°2 x 175 kW Cat C9 Genset – 400V – 50hz
Dissalatore / Water maker IDROMAR MC12 DUPLEX
Elica di prua/poppa / Bow/stern thruster SAMOS VT140 400V 150KW
Stabilizzatori/ Stabilizers Naiad – Zero Speed system
Velocità massima / Maximum speed (⅓ load displacement) ~ 17 knots
Velocità all’85% MCR / Speed at fuel stop power 85% MCR ~ 16 knots
Autonomia a 12 nodi / Range speed @ 12kn ~ 5.000 nm
Data di vendita/ Date of sale November 2010
Data di varo / Date of launch May 2013
Data di consegna/ Date of delivery August 2013
Costruttore / Builder Azimut Benetti Spa – Benetti Shipyard
Architettura Navale/Naval Architecture
Azìmut Benetti Spa – Benetti Technical Department
Concept + Designer esterni / Exterior designer Central Yacht
Designer interni / Interior designerdecorator Central yacht/BAMO
Notazione di Classe/Class register LLOYDS
Bandiera/Flag of registry: CAYMAN
Conformità di bandiera/ Flag administration in charge of
– Certificate of Class
– Certificate of Compliance with the Large Commercial
compliance & type of compliance Yacht Code (LY2)
– International Load Line Certificate
– International Tonnage Certificate
– International Safety Radio Certificate and GMDSS Area 3 Radio Certificate
– International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate (IOPP) including SOPEP
– International Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate (ISPP)
– International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate (IAPP)
– International Suez Tonnage Certificate
– International Panama Tonnage Certificate
– Stability information booklet approved by Flag Administration
– Cargo Ship Safety Construction
– Cargo Ship Safety Equipment
About Benetti
With the world’s highest rate of growth among luxury motor yacht builders, Benetti is an icon of Italian style and timeless elegance combined with world class construction.
• Founded in 1873, Benetti is the oldest Italian yard building luxury motor yachts.
• Every yacht is unique and crafted around her Owner’s needs.
• Benetti designs and builds two product lines: Class Range – Displacement and Fast Displacement composite yachts from 93 to 145 feet; Custom – steel and aluminum yachts over 45 meters.
• Benetti’s headquarter is in Viareggio with direct sales and services offices in Leghorn, Fort Lauderdale, Dubai and Hong Kong.
• Benetti is part of Azimut|Benetti Group, the world’s largest private capital group in the marine industry

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