US-headquartered shipyard Bering Yachts has revealed the first details of its 24-metre B76 model explorer yacht, named Lemanja. The superyacht is Bering's first full-custom project, and her name means "goddess of the ocean" in 19th century Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé.
The 130 GT yacht been envisioned as a blue-water exploration yacht with plenty of storage capacity for long voyages.
“Our client was looking for a tough, go-anywhere explorer yacht with an oceanic range, which would also be stable, safe, and quiet. The noise protection on this vessel is exceptional, and the same for other requirements,” said Alexei Mikhailov, president of Bering Yachts, in a recent press release.
Lemanja features contemporary exterior and interior aesthetics, accommodating up to six guests with a lower deck owner’s suite. Alongside the main deck saloon dining, bar and living area, the upper deck saloon plays hosts an additional indoor guest area, complete with a pull-out sofa and a 55-inch TV. She also has an Opacmare Transformer that allows easy access to the water.
At her launch Mikhailov previously said: “It was a privilege to build a boat of somebody’s desire. The boat will stay steady, slicing through the waves due to her weight, the shape of the hull and a state-of-the-art stabiliser system. Even the rough seas will feel smooth and comfortable with this custom-built yacht.”
Performance-wise, her twin Cummins QSL engines reach a maximum speed of 12 knots, with a cruising speed of nine knots. Both her autonomous range in excess of 4,000 nautical miles and the advanced stabiliser system enable comfortable long-distance exploration.
Lemanja will be later joined next year by Bering's in-build 38-metre B125 and the 26-metre B80.