It’s always good to get away from it all, and it’s even better if you can do that in over-the-top luxury and style. So what better way to beat the COVID blahs than spending a bit of time socially distancing aboard the M/Y Lana—a majestic 107-metre gigayacht.
Swimming pool? Check. Beach club? You betcha. Sweetheart of a wine cellar? Yup. Spa? Absolutely. That’s because Lana is a veritable floating palace with every imaginable luxury, and it can be all yours on charter for a mere €1.7 million or around $2.5 million Canadian per week.
Completed in 2019 and crowned 2020 yacht of the year at the World Yacht Trophies in Cannes last September, the Benetti-built gigayacht utilizes a “supercruiser” design by naval architect Pierluigi Ausonio, with an emphasis on efficient long-haul travel across the oceans of the world. Powered by a pair of Rolls-Royce 2,800-kilowatt engines that push the vessel to a top speed of 18.5 knots, Lana still cruises comfortably at 16 knots for up to 5,500 nautical miles between fuel stops—enough to travel nonstop from Vancouver to Tahiti or from Toronto to Rome. And do it all in superlative comfort.
Longer than a football field and a full five decks high, there’s no shortage of personal space for guests onboard Lana. A total of eight luxurious VIP staterooms accommodate a total of just 12 guests, while a crew of 33—including a master chef and a masseuse—caters to their every need right around the clock.
Lana’s fresh and contemporary interior showcases exquisite design work in a sophisticated, modern palette, keeping with the yacht’s sleek white hull and stylish plumb bow. Generous ceiling heights of 2.7 metres throughout combine with a luxurious 14.4-metre beam to further augment that exaggerated sense of space and scale.
The main deck is highlighted by an inviting salon with enormous floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple large sofas, creating an ideal environment for conversation while watching the world drift by or enjoying a movie on the high-definition widescreen TV. Aft of the salon, a wonderful cockpit lounge with even larger sofas, a huge coffee table, and eye-popping wrap-around views invites relaxation. Feel like an after-dinner stroll? Lana’s wide promenade circles all the way around the main deck, providing an ideal place to take that evening passeggiata.
When it’s time to come inside and unwind over a film, guests can either relax in the salon or head to the on-board cinema, complete with an audiophile surround sound system and a range of oversized armchairs and sofas that take movie night to an entirely new level. There’s even a grand piano for pre- and postfilm entertainment.
Adjacent to the salon is the main deck foyer with its magnificent spiral staircase leading to Lana’s formal dining area. If you feel like dining al fresco, then head up that spiral staircase to the sundeck, where there is a large swimming pool located forward, a spacious sundeck far aft, and a second dining space in between, dominated by a magnificent hand-sculpted onyx table.
Guest accommodation is located far forward back on the main deck, with seven VIP staterooms each tastefully appointed with its own unique style and decor. Massive windows with one-way glass allow breathtaking views without forsaking privacy.
The owner’s suite occupies much of the upper deck, accessed via a pair of private staircases. Stretching the full 14-metre width of the vessel, the suite is exceptionally spacious, bright, and airy, creating an instantly homey and welcoming space. Elegant wood panelling and a range of modern objects d’art bring further warmth to the suite and the adjoining owner’s lounge, which provides an ideal spot for a relaxing nightcap or that first cup of coffee in the morning.
In the true spirit of his-and-hers, the owner’s suite features matching twin ensuite bathrooms, walk-in closets, and even his-and-hers private balcony terraces.
Lana’s lower deck provides access to the swim platform and its spacious beach club area, complete with multiple lounges overlooking panoramic balcony views. That’s also where guests can enjoy a fully equipped gym, along with the spa, complete with its mosaic-tiled massage room.
The lower deck also provides access to all of Lana’s toys, including an extensive range of Jet Skis, Seabobs, wakeboards, paddle boards, windsurfers, diving gear, fishing equipment, and no fewer than three tenders.
Looking to get away from it all? A week or two onboard Lana should do the trick. It’s hard to imagine a better way to sneak away for a quiet getaway and beat the COVID blues.