When she was introduced last summer, the 351-foot Lana looked like just another very large gigayacht. But when we drilled down into the yacht’s myriad details, it turns out that she’s an authentic breakthrough, literally on multiple levels. Hybrid diesel-electric propulsion, huge interior LCD walls that become projection screens, and one of the most beautiful master suites of any vessel on the water. Here are eight standout features that make Lana the year’s signature accomplishment for Benetti.
A Moment of Zen
The teak foredeck provides an open waterside venue for morning yoga sessions or evening cocktails. It can also be used for driving practice with biodegradable golf balls. For an even higher level of solitude, Lana’s cozy upper deck has a central coffee table that transforms into a firepit at night.
Ringed by sofas and an eight-speaker audio system, the 26-foot-long pool on the sundeck is higher up than most (typically, pools are main deck only) for exceptional views. It can be filled in 45 minutes and has a special heating system to regulate the temperature.
A private enclave beside the master suite allows the owners to work from a custom-made desk and executive chair or enjoy ocean views from the armchairs and corner sofa, all courtesy of Bentley.
The Mother of all Masters
At 1,076 square feet, the master suite is palatial, with terraces, his-and-her walk-in closets and full-beam en suite with a shower and bathtub. The owners’ sanctuary expresses itself through custom decor, including the breakfast table with a crystal base and craquelé surface, mother-of-pearl bedside tables and an extravagant entertainment center.
The enormous cinema room delivers a larger-than-life, surround-sound experience, thanks to the 88-inch 4K QLED screen and Sonus Faber Olympica sound system. Nearby, the wheelhouse deck salon features an 861-square- foot sky lounge, with games tables and a baby grand piano.
Lana’s highlights include quasi-outdoor areas like the 1,076-square-foot sundeck dining room, with its custom table for 16 that features a backlit honey-onyx base and stainless-steel frame.
Toys and Tenders
Forward garages house two stylish tenders by Wooden Boats Italy, as well as a covered 46-foot limo tender by designer Giorgio M. Cassetta featuring some of the same interior materials and colors as the mother ship. Toys include three Sea-Doo watercraft, Seabobs, windsurfers, paddleboards and scuba gear.
Kick (Way) Back
The full gym and spa, with mosaic-walled hammam, massage room and full-spectrum lighting for chromotherapy, take rejuvenation to another level, while the nearly 1,300-square-foot aft beach club has teak floors, foldout balconies on each side, custom sofas, 65-inch QLED TVs and private alcoves.