Having raised the bar in 2019 with the addition of the 136-metre Flying Fox to its charter fleet, Imperial this year delivered the 107-meter charter yacht Lana to her owner, and in the process added yet another 100-metre-plus option to its portfolio for clients looking to experience what the finest life at sea has to offer. One of the largest Benetti yachts ever built, Lana is in a class of her own and is ready for charter in the Mediterranean this summer before exploring the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia during the 2020/2021 winter months. Photo: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed Media
Designed in-house by the Italian yacht builder, Lana’s unusual profile is deceivingly reminiscent of a smaller, sportier vessel, but at 3,800 GT she holds plenty of space for all the latest amenities that charter guests demand. Guest spaces are spread across five decks stretching from the sundeck at the top to the lower deck where Lana’s beach club is located. It is also here where guests board the vessel by tender upon arrival. Photo: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed MediaPhoto: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed Media
Amongst the hand-picked crew of professionals is a team of beauty therapists, masseuses and wellness instructors that call this part of the vessel home. The swim platform leads directly into the beach club via two sliding doors - a relaxing 120 square metre space that is luxuriously outfitted with all the comforts of a seaside resort and makes use of the full 12-metre beam in this part of the ship. On this level, guests will find the onboard gym, a waterside lounge with views through the fold-down balconies on either side and the spa that comes with a Hammam, dry massage room and Gharieni massage bed.Photo: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed MediaPhoto: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed Media
Out on deck, the sundeck is the place to be. The highlight here is the raised 8-metre heated swimming pool (filled within 45 minutes) surrounded by teak and wrap-around sun pads for relaxing poolside afternoons. Moving aft, glass doors break the wind effect often experienced when at anchor and creates a wind-free area of 100 square metres where up to 16 guests can meet for dinner or hang out in the outdoor lounge with a view over the stern of the yacht. Photo: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed MediaPhoto: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed Media
Lana is made for entertaining and this entire deck becomes party central thanks to a custom CAT Audio System that combines eight speakers, two subwoofers and professional-grade amplifiers that rivals even the best beach clubs.Photo: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed Media
For quieter evenings, head to the top deck where an intimate setting with a modest outdoor lounge and central bio-ethanol firepit (one of several on deck) creates the scene for a relaxing evening under the stars. Alternatively, retire indoors to the soundproof 70 square metre cinema on the bridge deck and enjoy your favourite Hollywood blockbuster on one of Lana’s two 88-inch 4K QLED TV, paired with a sophisticated Sonus Faber Olympica sound system for an immersive experience.Photo: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed MediaPhoto: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed Media
The spacious interior is defined by impressive deckhead heights of 2.7 metres across all the key guest areas, including the main saloon which can host up to 18 guests centred around a lavish formal dining table and beneath a striking light installation that can be described as nothing else but a work of art. Photo: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed MediaPhoto: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed Media
Lana can accommodate 12 guests in absolute luxury and features a full-beam 110 square metre master suite on the bridge deck that comes complete with two sea-view balconies, a large ensuite bathroom and his and hers walk-in closets. Further guest accommodation is available on the main deck in individual suites that each take on a personality of their own. Photo: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed MediaPhoto: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed Media
After a night's rest and breakfast on the bridge deck aft, the professional deck team will be on standby to guide guests through a full menu of watersports activities. Her serious fleet of tenders and toys include two custom Wooden Boats tenders (14-metre limo and 9-metre sports tender), Yamaha stand-up jetskis, Seabobs and paddleboards. For the adventurous guests, a dedicated divemaster on board is ready to reveal the ocean’s hidden treasures as Lana heads towards the Indian Ocean this upcoming winter season. Photo: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed MediaPhoto: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed Media
Lana runs with two diesel-electric engines that have a power output of 2,800 kW each, pushing the yacht to a top speed of 18.5 knots. At a comfortable 12 knots, she is able to cover over 5,500 nautical miles without having to refuel. Photo: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed MediaPhoto: ©Imperial - Jeff Brown / Breed Media
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