Ahead of the opening of the Hainan Rendez-Vous in China, Benetti has given SuperYachtTimes.com a sneak preview of the 56-metre superyacht Lady Candy. Launched in May 2013, Lady Candy features naval design from Benetti together with styling from Captain Paul Brackley's Central Yacht Design Studio.
The exterior lines of Lady Candy have a clearly contemporary feel without diminishing the timeless elegance Benetti yachts are known for. The experienced Owner of Lady Candy is from Asia and is a great enthusiast of the sea and diving. He plans to enjoy Lady Candy together with his family and friends. The Owner played an active role in the design of his yacht; he had a particularly strong impact on the interior layout, which was custom-designed for him by Central Yacht.
For example, the Owner explicitly requested that the interiors be given priority over the exteriors, creating an enormous and exciting main saloon that covers 88 m2 of the main deck; he also had his and his daughter's cabins moved to the upper deck to maximise privacy.
The Owner was also directly involved in the interior styling and furnishing, which was designed by Central Yacht and the USA interior architecture firm BAMO. The interiors are simple and welcoming. Briar root wood predominates and is combined with soft colours like lilac and jade, reflecting an "international" aesthetic that unites the East and West.
Captain Paul Brackley, Head of Central Yacht, comments; "This is our third project with Benetti and Lady Candy is the first yacht to be developed directly by us, and it has proved to be a resounding success. 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 with no costly and surprising change orders.”