Benetti Classic 121 yacht Lady Lilian delivered
by Chris Jefferies
The Benetti Classic 121 yacht series has welcomed its 32nd member after the Italian yard successfully delivered the 36.9 metre Lady Lilian earlier this month, with the owner setting off on her debut voyage on July 18.
Built from a fibreglass hull and superstructure, this displacement yacht features exterior design by long-time collaborator Stefano Righini, while Francois Zuretti developed the contemporary interior décor, which makes good use of loose furniture structural elements lined in leather.
Accommodation is for ten guests split across five cabins including a full-beam main deck owner’s cabin, two doubles and two twins, while the crew quarters allows for a staff of up to seven people. Her vital statistics include a maximum draught of 2.26 metres and a beam of 8.18 metres.
On-deck relaxation was a key priority for Lady Lilian’s owner and this can be seen on the upper deck, where there is al fresco dining space as well as a more informal lounging area. However, the real star of the show is the superyacht sundeck, which features a barbecue area, another dining area, cocktail bar and a hydromassage spa pool.
Power comes from a pair of 1,450hp MTU 2000M72 diesel engines for a top speed of 15 knots and comfortable cruising at 13 knots. When trimmed back to 11 knots, Lady Lilian boasts a maximum range of 3,400 nautical miles, drawing on a total fuel capacity of 42,500 litres.
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Italian yard include the 38.1 metre Lejos 3, which is due for delivery before the end of the year.