The forward part of the sun deck features large sun-pads leading to a swimming pool provided with a Jacuzzi; two umbrellas shelter the area. Positioned aft is a twelve-seater round table, ideal for al fresco dining, a bar and a seating area on the starboard side. On the dual purpose helideck area, there is a very cozy padded seating zone, part of which will also be used to practice yoga classes. The aft is sheltered by a cleverly studied jigsaw puzzle of white veils.
Heading down to the lower deck, one finds a set of four double and twin cabins, luxuriously appointed with Fendi throughout. In these cabins, there is a return to the rich, gold and tan colour combinations that mark out the main deck area. Fans of Fendi will find plenty of fantastic features as they finger the fine fabrics of their furnishings. Croco leather, faux fur and glossy finished wood complement the surroundings, and make for a fine finish to the end of a fantastic day.
Crew access to the galley and wheel house are via concealed access, with ample-sized quarters in the forward area of the lower deck. The galley itself is very well placed in the main deck, with large amounts of storage space for extended sojourns, or big events on board. Discrete access is to the dining room, and crew access corridors have been cleverly placed to ensure that no sound escapes from the galley into the guest areas of Lady Lara.
On the aft deck, Lady Lara is served by a drop-down transom hatch that either works as a swim platform, or can be used to launch one of two tenders. Sea bobs, Sea-Doos and other assorted goodies are stored up on the bow area, as is a smaller RIB tender.
With space for up to 15 crew members, Lady Lara can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests, including the owner. On her steel hull and with an aluminum superstructure, Lady Lara has a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 15 knots, powered by twin MTU 12V4000 1320 kW engines. This puts every major destination in the world, including Asia, within reach. Hopefully, Asian’s fashion divas will get a chance to charter Lady Lara and find out just how far an obsession with handbags can take you.
Given the style and luxe that’s been sunk into Lady Lara, it makes you wonder what the owner’s hand bag collection is like.
In Asia: www.simpsonmarine.com
Technical Specifications – Lady Lara
LOA – 59m
Maximum Beam – 10.4m
Maximum Draught – 3.2m
Full load displacement – 830 tonnes
Fuel capacity – 140,000l
Fresh water capacity – 38,000l
Hull construction – steel
Superstructure – aluminium
Main engines – 2 x MTU 12V4000 M60 1320kW @ 1800rpm
Max Speed – 16 knots
Cruise Speed – 15 knots
Range at 12 knots – 5,000 nm
Generators – Northern Lights 1 x 200kW, 1 x 155 kW, 1 x 90 kW
Bow thrusters – VT Naiad Marine 160kW
Stabilisers – VT Naiad Marine 620; anchor stabilisation with a pair of retractable fins designed by Benetti (Stabtech system)
Propellers – Detra 5-blades, outward turning
Exterior styling – Stefano Natucci
Interior design – Studio Massari/Fendi Casa
Guest accommodation – 12 guests
Crew accommodation – 15 crew members
Classification – ABS, Maltese Cross A1 E Commercial Yachting Servic
e AMS ACCU; compliance with British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
Shipyard – Benetti, Livorno, Italy