Lady Candy

by Benetti – Azimut | Benetti Group with Central Yacht and BAMO

If a number and a calendar were enough to describe a super yacht like this one, the description of Lady Candy could easily be something like this: build number FB 260, date of sale November 2010, launch date May 2013, delivery date August 2013, two weeks ahead of schedule.

But in reality, more information and a much greater wealth of detail is needed to draw an accurate, worthy portrait, at least one that is appropriate for this “leading lady” who received such admiration in the prestigious setting of the Monaco Yacht Show last year. She was accompanied into the spotlight for her successful international high society debut by Paul Brackley, who on this occasion had the dual role of captain and designer: a rather unusual situation in the world of top-level leisure vessels. Brackley combines his long experience in sailing with creative and technical activities that led him to set up a specialist company, Central Yacht, offering a huge range of skills and services to the sector. With Central Yacht, this versatile professional has produced many different aspects of Lady Candy’s design, such as the general concept, the interior plan, the exterior and interior design, even covering the interior decoration in collaboration with US firm BAMO, which had previously devised the furnishings for properties belonging to Lady Candy’s Owner. Captain and designer Paul Brackley could not conceal his satisfaction with the creation of this yacht, saying: “This is our third project with Benetti. The first was back in 2005: the 65-metre Ambrosia, an award-winning, technologically advanced vessel with a hybrid diesel-electric drive; it was the first yacht in the world with an ABB compact Azipod propulsion system. This was followed by the 60-metre Xanadu with which we won Robb Report’s “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 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 ahead of schedule and entirely on budget. 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.” The high efficiency achieved by Benetti in technological terms is also demonstrated by its capacity to completely modify any design to tailor it perfectly to the client’s various requirements – as was the case with Lady Candy. Based on naval architecture developed by the Benetti Technical Department’s in-house team and built entirely in steel and aluminium, the vessel was built on a tried and tested naval platform previously used for other yachts by the shipyard. Some partial modifications were designed specifically for Lady Candy, such as the repositioning of the helm station, which was moved from the upper deck to the sun deck as per the Owner’s request, and an expansion of the maximum beam to increase the available volume, which was needed in order to achieve the objectives set for the interior plan in the project brief. This allowed Lady Candy’s use of space to be optimised, alongside perfect stability while underway, excellent sound-proofing and an all but total absence of vibration so as to ensure the maximum possible level of comfort. This combination of technology and beauty has given rise to a flawless, balanced result, a yacht that represents the Owner’s tailor-made solution become reality.

The Owner participated very actively in this solution, personally following the design phases of the vessel to give the layout a strong individual flavour. One example of this is the Owner’s express request to prioritise the interior areas over the exterior areas: this took concrete form in the huge, dramatic main saloon which has an uninterrupted surface area of nearly 90 m2. The Owner’s desire for complete privacy is also the reason for moving his suite and the stateroom for his daughter – for whom this magnificent yacht is named – to the upper deck. The Owner naturally also made his mark in the stylistic choices for the interiors, personally supervising every step in the furnishing and decoration design phase. Guided and inspired by the magic touch provided by the Asian owner’s eastern sensibility, the interior designers devised a sophisticated style that is contemporary but detached from today’s prevailing trends in taste, with close attention to the quality of even the tiniest detail. The interiors with their warm, welcoming atmosphere have a refined selection of pairings of materials and colours, where fine burl and light shades such as lilac and jade predominate, reflecting elegance with an international appeal that mixes eastern environments with western blueprints. With her four huge decks, conveniently connected by a central lift, the yacht offers all the space needed to meet the Owner’s specific requirements, as he intends to use Lady Candy with his family and friends only. The wheelhouse is located forward of the sun deck, while to aft there is a large terrace subdivided into different functional areas: a bar, a kitchen with hob, an alfresco dining area with a table and a sunbathing area with a swimming pool and sun beds. The upper deck is exclusively for the use of the yacht’s Owner and his daughter. It features a private massage room and is fully occupied by the Owner’s suite to aft and the VIP suite forward, which is intended for use by his daughter or particularly valued guests. Each suite has its own private terrace and a master stateroom with relaxation area, walk-in dressing room and en suite bathroom with a hydromassage tub and separate shower cubicle. The Owner’s suite also has a private study/office and a private lounge/living area. On the main deck, the wheelhouse is laid out as a relaxation area with seats and chairs, while inside, the magnificent saloon is subdivided into three huge functional areas: an entry area with a lounge bar and small table, a living area with sofas and armchairs arranged around coffee tables, and a dining area with a round table surrounded by 14 dining chairs. In addition, there is a cinema room beside the main lobby with front row-style seats, a 70-inch TV screen and home theatre sound system with stereo surround sound.On the lower deck, the four guest staterooms are positioned amidships, two with a double bed and two with twin beds that can be joined together. Each stateroom has a dressing table, wardrobe and en suite bathroom with a hydromassage tub and shower in a separate cubicle. In the stern, the beach club is located next to the platform and features a lounge bar with coffee tables and chairs, a fully equipped gym and a sauna with a shower and Turkish bath. This area faces the water and offers a panoramic view and is therefore perfect for fulfilling the wish for direct contact with the sea that the Owner, a scuba and free diving enthusiast and expert, wanted to express to the fullest in the creation of his yacht.

If a number and a calendar were enough to describe a super yacht like this one, the description of Lady Candy could easily be something like this: build number FB 260, date of sale November 2010, launch date May 2013, delivery date August 2013, two weeks ahead of schedule.

But in reality, more information and a much greater wealth of detail is needed to draw an accurate, worthy portrait, at least one that is appropriate for this “leading lady” who received such admiration in the prestigious setting of the Monaco Yacht Show last year. She was accompanied into the spotlight for her successful international high society debut by Paul Brackley, who on this occasion had the dual role of captain and designer: a rather unusual situation in the world of top-level leisure vessels. Brackley combines his long experience in sailing with creative and technical activities that led him to set up a specialist company, Central Yacht, offering a huge range of skills and services to the sector. With Central Yacht, this versatile professional has produced many different aspects of Lady Candy’s design, such as the general concept, the interior plan, the exterior and interior design, even covering the interior decoration in collaboration with US firm BAMO, which had previously devised the furnishings for properties belonging to Lady Candy’s Owner. Captain and designer Paul Brackley could not conceal his satisfaction with the creation of this yacht, saying: “This is our third project with Benetti. The first was back in 2005: the 65-metre Ambrosia, an award-winning, technologically advanced vessel with a hybrid diesel-electric drive; it was the first yacht in the world with an ABB compact Azipod propulsion system. This was followed by the 60-metre Xanadu with which we won Robb Report’s “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 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 ahead of schedule and entirely on budget. 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.” The high efficiency achieved by Benetti in technological terms is also demonstrated by its capacity to completely modify any design to tailor it perfectly to the client’s various requirements – as was the case with Lady Candy. Based on naval architecture developed by the Benetti Technical Department’s in-house team and built entirely in steel and aluminium, the vessel was built on a tried and tested naval platform previously used for other yachts by the shipyard. Some partial modifications were designed specifically for Lady Candy, such as the repositioning of the helm station, which was moved from the upper deck to the sun deck as per the Owner’s request, and an expansion of the maximum beam to increase the available volume, which was needed in order to achieve the objectives set for the interior plan in the project brief. This allowed Lady Candy’s use of space to be optimised, alongside perfect stability while underway, excellent sound-proofing and an all but total absence of vibration so as to ensure the maximum possible level of comfort. This combination of technology and beauty has given rise to a flawless, balanced result, a yacht that represents the Owner’s tailor-made solution become reality.

The Owner participated very actively in this solution, personally following the design phases of the vessel to give the layout a strong individual flavour. One example of this is the Owner’s express request to prioritise the interior areas over the exterior areas: this took concrete form in the huge, dramatic main saloon which has an uninterrupted surface area of nearly 90 m2. The Owner’s desire for complete privacy is also the reason for moving his suite and the stateroom for his daughter – for whom this magnificent yacht is named – to the upper deck. The Owner naturally also made his mark in the stylistic choices for the interiors, personally supervising every step in the furnishing and decoration design phase. Guided and inspired by the magic touch provided by the Asian owner’s eastern sensibility, the interior designers devised a sophisticated style that is contemporary but detached from today’s prevailing trends in taste, with close attention to the quality of even the tiniest detail. The interiors with their warm, welcoming atmosphere have a refined selection of pairings of materials and colours, where fine burl and light shades such as lilac and jade predominate, reflecting elegance with an international appeal that mixes eastern environments with western blueprints. With her four huge decks, conveniently connected by a central lift, the yacht offers all the space needed to meet the Owner’s specific requirements, as he intends to use Lady Candy with his family and friends only. The wheelhouse is located forward of the sun deck, while to aft there is a large terrace subdivided into different functional areas: a bar, a kitchen with hob, an alfresco dining area with a table and a sunbathing area with a swimming pool and sun beds. The upper deck is exclusively for the use of the yacht’s Owner and his daughter. It features a private massage room and is fully occupied by the Owner’s suite to aft and the VIP suite forward, which is intended for use by his daughter or particularly valued guests. Each suite has its own private terrace and a master stateroom with relaxation area, walk-in dressing room and en suite bathroom with a hydromassage tub and separate shower cubicle. The Owner’s suite also has a private study/office and a private lounge/living area. On the main deck, the wheelhouse is laid out as a relaxation area with seats and chairs, while inside, the magnificent saloon is subdivided into three huge functional areas: an entry area with a lounge bar and small table, a living area with sofas and armchairs arranged around coffee tables, and a dining area with a round table surrounded by 14 dining chairs. In addition, there is a cinema room beside the main lobby with front row-style seats, a 70-inch TV screen and home theatre sound system with stereo surround sound.On the lower deck, the four guest staterooms are positioned amidships, two with a double bed and two with twin beds that can be joined together. Each stateroom has a dressing table, wardrobe and en suite bathroom with a hydromassage tub and shower in a separate cubicle. In the stern, the beach club is located next to the platform and features a lounge bar with coffee tables and chairs, a fully equipped gym and a sauna with a shower and Turkish bath. This area faces the water and offers a panoramic view and is therefore perfect for fulfilling the wish for direct contact with the sea that the Owner, a scuba and free diving enthusiast and expert, wanted to express to the fullest in the creation of his yacht.

Jacob Herzog

Photos by Jeff Brown

Lady Candy Technical Specifications

Length overall56 m / 183’726’’ ft
Waterline Length49 m / 160’760’’ ft
Beam max 10.6 m / 34’776’’ ft
Draft, loaded 3.55 m / 11’646’’ ft
Full Load Displacement750 - 800 tons
Gross tonnage962 GT
Fuel tank capacity 130.000 lt / 34,342.37 US gallons
Fresh water capacity30.000 lt / 7,925.162
Black/Grey water capcity11.000 lt / 2,905.893 US gallons
Accommodations
Owner & Guests12 persons in 6 cabins
Crew14 persons in 7 cabins
Main enginesN°2 MTU 12V 4000 M53 – 1.320 kW @ 1800 RPM
Gear box N°2 ZF 7661
Generators N°2 x 175 kW Cat C9 Genset - 400V - 50hz
Water makerIDROMAR MC12 DUPLEX
Bow/stern thrusterSAMOS VT140 400V 150KW
StabilizersNaiad – Zero Speed system
Maximum speed (1/3 load displacement)~ 17 knots
Speed at fuel stop power 85% MCR~ 16 knots
Range speed @ 12 kn~ 5.000 nm
Compliance & type of complianceYacht 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
Class registerLLOYDS
Flag of registryCAYMAN
Flag administration in charge ofCertificate of Class
Certificate of Compliance with the Large Commercial
Naval ArchitectureAzìmut Benetti Spa - Benetti Technical Department
Exterior designer Central Yacht
Interior designer - decoratorCentral yacht / BAMO
Builder Azimut Benetti Spa - Benetti Shipyard
www.benettiyachts.it
info@benettiyachts.it

 

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