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Lady Michelle180' Benetti 2003

Savannah, Georgia, United States


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  • Yacht Details 180' Benetti 2003
  • Location Savannah, Georgia, United States
  • Engines 1850 HP, Twin, Inboard , , Caterpillar
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedNov 30, -0001
  • Asking Price$18,950,000
  • Cruising Speed13
  • Maximum Speed
  • Max Draft 10'

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  • Cruising Speed: 13
  • Beam: 34.16
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Max Draft: 10'
  • Fresh Water: 5944 gallon
  • Holding: 1215 gallon
  • Fuel Tank: 38874 gallon
  • Berths: 9
  • Cabins: 13
  • Heads: 7


  1. Built by the renowned pedigree Italian shipyard Benetti
  2. Most successful 55m class of yacht ever produced and best value for money in this size market today
  3. Major interior and exterior refits in 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021
  4. At 909 GT she features the most spacious layout both inside and out of any 55m vessel today
  5. Expansive deck spaces with an inviting sun deck with a spa pool and a dedicated gymnasium
  6. Open air cinema
  7. Up to 13 guests in 6 cabins (master suite, VIP, 2x double cabins and 2x twin cabins)
  8. Timeless elegant decor featuring a beautiful Stefano Natucci interior with Lalique fixtures throughout
  9. Offering the finest quality tableware, crystal and linens, with endless careful attention to detail
  10. Dark blue colored hull with a red waterline contrast give a more distinguished appearance
  11. Stunning split-level master suite (main deck) complete with a panoramic observation lounge forward and separate study
  12. Turn Key Condition, all services up to date with no expense spared on her maintenance
  13. Lloyd's Class & MCA compliant
  14. Excellent charter reputation and her 15 talented, professional crew are known for their unlimited energy and flair
  15. Smoothly cruises at 13 knots, and a has a range of 7,000 nm at 11 knots
  16. Zero Speed stabilizers to reduce any rolling motion while at anchor. Retrofitted with 2 additional fins for a total of 4 fins altogether
  17. Large beach club and swim platform with stainless steel railings for safe, easy access to the water and watertoys

About Lady Michelle

ex Cakewalk, Altitude, Amnesia

Luxury Motor Yacht LADY MICHELLE (ex Cakewalk, Altitude, Amnesia) is very popular and well-performing 55-meter (180'5") superyacht, built by Italian Benetti Yachts with inspired design.

Benetti custom LADY MICHELLE features a Displacement Steel hull and Aluminium superstructure. She was built to Lloyd Certification classification society rules.

She is a solid sturdy yacht with a massive 34′ beam, marble guest entrance, and beautiful Stefano Natucci (Italy) interior, perfectly complimenting the gorgeous woodwork throughout.

She has a tradition of providing top level professional service combined with a cruising experience of redefined luxury.

Her timeless decor featuring Lalique fixtures throughout and comfortable seating work together to create an elegant yet sophisticated environment for guests.

Beautifully maintained and refitted extensively (full hull and superstructure paint, full teak deck reconditioning, all new interior soft goods, etc).

LADY MICHELLE’s massive main saloon has beige couches and bevelled mahogany paneling that gleams. The formal dining table seats twelve. There’s a dining table on the sun deck, another on the bridge deck, and another on the main deck. Dinner plates have gold chargers; there’s mural art in the saloon.

Powered by twin CAT engines, she has a cruising speed of 13 knots, and a range of 7,000 nm at 11 knots. She is equipped with zero-speed stabilizers for comfortable cruising experience.

Detailed Specs


Length Overall: 180.45 feet (55 meters)

Length at Waterline: 161.31 feet (49.17 meters)

Beam: 34.12 feet (10.4 meters)

Draft: 10 feet (3.05 meters)

Tonnage: 909 GT 272 net tons 821 light ship displacement tons


Builder: Benetti

Year Built: 2003

Refit Year (s): 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021

Interior Designer: Stefano Natucci

Naval Architect: Benetti

Classification: Lloyds register

Hull Material: Steel

Superstructure Material: Aluminum

Deck Material: teak

Main Deck: teak


Fuel Capacity 38,874 US Gal 132,000 liters

Water Capacity 5,944 US Gal 22,500 liters

Watermakers (2) 4,756 US Gal 18,000 liters

Lube Oil 388 US Gal 1,470 liters

Waste Oil 1,202 US Gal 4,550 liters

Waste Water 2,588 US Gal 9,796 liters

Ballast Water 3,152 US Gal 11,931 liters


Maximum 14.4 knots 475 ltr/hr 15.41 l/nm 1500 RPM

Cruising 13 knots 285.25 ltr/hr 9.77 l/nm 1250 RPM

Economical 11.5 knots 221.25 ltr/hr 8.26 l/nm 1080 RPM

* Smoothly cruises at 13 knots, and a has a range of 7,000 nm at 11 knots


Main Engines

Engine Type- Twin Caterpillar 3512 B Diesel Engines @ 1850HP each

Engine Hours Port: 3,609 hours SMOH

Engine Hours Starboard: 3,607 hours SMOH

Gear Boxes for Main Engines- (2) ZF Marine W7540

Ratio 3.90 1A

Drive: (2) Detra 5- Blade fixed single pitch propellers

Model ABS GE 268837


Output- 380V/220 3 Phase/50 Hz

Generators- (2) 185 kW Northern Lights M6125 T RPM 1500

Hours: 1,309 hours SMOH / 3,607 hours SMOH

(1) 26 kW Northern Lights M984 Emergency Generator

Hours: 94 hours

1 Main Generator Fuel Consumption - 23 liters/hr

Shore Power Volts: 380/220 VAC Pahe 3 50Hz

Incoming Volts: 180/520 VAC

Incoming Hertz: 47/63

Output Volts: 220/380 VAC

Output Amps: 110 e/o

Output Hertz: 50

Shore Power- (2) Asea power converter model AC75-3

KVA 75 e/o


Main Engine Starting: 27V / starter motor

Generator Starting: 27V / starter motor

General Service: 27V

Emergency: 27V


Manufacturer- (2) Bitzer units

Tons- 119

BTU- 1,427,640

Interior Fresh Air System BTU- 654,335

Number of Air Handling Units- AHU 5/ FC 28


(2) H.E.M. Series 40


(4) NAIAD Dynamics Zero Speed Model 525/3575


(1) Samos VT140 177hp (132 kW)


ALFA Laval MAB 103B-248811450901


DV2 500 VC-Oilmaster


Hamann HL-Cont (1m cube per hr)


H.E.M. SCL SP-55


B.C.S. Srl CL 1550




(4) located on the Bridge, Port Wing Station, Starboard Wing Station, and Garage area (starboard side)

*Miscellaneous: Starboard wind station, and garage area (starboard side)


Satcom Sailor 6018 Sat-com

Telephone Panasonic

SSB Sailor HC 4500 Kx- T7536

VHF Fixed (2) Sailor 6222 VHF DSC

VHF Handheld (2) iCom GMDSS

Ships Computer Apple mini/ (2) Macbook pro

Printer HP Envy 5544

Internal Ships Communication System UHF radios Motorola


Radar (2) Northropp Grumman X Band range 96nm

Autopilot C-Path navipilot

Gyrocompass Sperry Navigat-XMK1

Compass C-plath (M)

Depth Sounders A/T

SatNav Sat-C

GPS (2) Furuno GP-170

Plotter Software Navi-Sailor 3000

NavTex Furuno FA+170

Weather Fax Furuno Navtex NX-700

Wind Indicator AT anemometer


TV's 11 Sony, Samsung, Thompson, LG

Stereo’s 10 Denon

CD player's 10 Sony BDP-51500

I-pod stations 12 (7) Lenovo (5) IPad (Crew Guest areas)

Central Ships Audio Sonos + RTI Central Ships Video Plex


Anchor Windlass System

Electric Motor-Gearbox


(2) Danforth pool-N

Anchor Chain

9 hackles port

5 shackles stbd


(2) electric motor located on deck aft port side


Motomar SWL2275kg


Motomar SWL1000kg


(1) Manual

(1) Electric-Hydraulic Motomar stern boarding gangway




CCTV System Exacqvision

Cameras (7)

Monitors (2)

Door Alarms Key Entry

Ships Safes (7)


Fire Fighting Fire/Heat/Smoke Detectors (87) all throughout the yacht

Fixed CO2 Fire System (1) in the Galley/ CO2 tank

High Fog System (1) Ultra Fog Sprinkler with 114 head total

Portable CO2 (1) 18 kg in engine room

Fire Extinguishers (28) regular (4) foam (6) CO2


Life Rafts (4) Elliot 16 Pax SOLAS A

Life Rings (8) (2) light (2) smoke light (2) line (2) plain


Flares (28) Ikaros handheld/parachute/smoke

Medical Supplies Full medical supplies onboard



Oven Rational- Steam

Microwave Miele 900W

Refrigeration (2) Tall gram (1) Walk in

Freezer (2) Tall gram (1) Walk in

Icemakers (1) Electrolux

Diswasher (1) Hobart


(1) Thermomix

(1) 15L Zanussi Fryer

(1) electrolux flat grill

(10) pots

(10) pans

(1) paco jet ice maker

(4) grill pans

(1) grinder

(1) pasta maker

(2) Dumbwaiters on Main Deck and Sundeck


White Wine eurocave compact cooler

Red wine eurocave compact cooler


Main Laundry Washers (3) Miele

Main Laundry Dryers (3) Miele


Luxury motor yacht LADY MICHELLE has three spacious aft decks which offer a host of opportunities for alfresco living with open seating, lounging and dining areas located on the decks.

While the yacht’s vast sundeck with its Spa Pool and comfortable sun-lounging areas provides the ultimate space for relaxation, the enclosed gymnasium on the sun deck will provide all the latest high-tech gear for workouts with a view.

The sun deck has an enclosed, air-conditioned gym. There’s an enormous round spa pool that can be heated and cooled with bunny pads forward.



The sublime, classic interiors are by Stefano Natucci, who has imbued every space with Italian elegance. The exquisite soft furnishings and art work complement the exquisite timber panelling inlaid with mirrors throughout.

LADY MICHELLE is equipped with the finest quality tableware and crystal, making every occasion an experience for all the senses.

The main saloon features a welcoming lounge area and bar, with separate formal dining space adorned with a fascinating original painting of the coastline and lighthouse.

Guests will enjoy the latest AV systems, satellite television and Plex media server with over 1,500 movies and music albums, as well as European Sky TV/ USA Direct TV/Caribbean Direct TV and Philips TVs with Sony surround sound throughout the vessel.

In the skylounge, there’s another option for entertaining and socializing, with lounge, bar and games area, all with large windows to take in the passing panoramas.

Reaching the sky lounge, this area is used as the family television area. With two long couches to port in white plus four bucket chairs to starboard around an ottoman, it’s a comfortable place to relax in the evening.

A Scrabble table with upholstered chairs is to starboard. The room has light brown mahogany paneling and white ceiling indentation with indirect lighting.

The skylounge opens onto an enormous upper aft deck with long varnished dining table seating twelve. Two L-shaped settees are in blue.


LADY MICHELLE provides luxurious accommodation for up to 13 guests in 6 main cabins as follows: Four double cabins, two twin cabins, and one pullman bed as required. Below are two twins and two Queens, all with iPad and Plex television, offering Satellite TV. Large twins have shiny wood interior, bathrooms with showers. The two queens have large dressing area and tubs with jets, Lalique sconse lighting, and TV concealed in cabinets.

Foyer with central stairway, connecting the cabins to the main deck offered a sense of arrival. The master is located on the main deck with observation lounge up six steps from the cabin itself. The lounge faces windows overlooking the bow.

The King bed in the cabin faces television in a central cabinet and the stairs leading to the observation lounge and has white marble columns with braided rope paneling. His and her bathrooms have jet tubs and glass showers. The entrance to the room from the guest entrance leads first into a private office. The VIP queen on the bridge deck has bathroom with shower and views. It forms a suite with the skylounge and upper aft deck.

Décor in the accommodation is just as palatial as the social areas, with all new bed linen, beautiful joinery, high ceilings and ample space for storage.



5.8m Novurania Volvo Penta D3-220A-G

Inflatable Narwhal MOB


Waverunners (2) Yamaha VC1800R

Motor scooters (1) Aqua Nami 2012 Jetsurf

Seabob (2) F55

Water Ski's (3) pairs

Diving Gear (12) sets including BA

Dive Compressor Coltri MCM 13/16

Snorkling Equipment (20) sets

Fishing Gear (15) rods plus equipment


(3) Inflatable Tows

(3) Electric Scooters


Endurance E500 Elliptical machine

Lifefitness Treadmill



Rowing Machine


Walk around over-sized 6 person Jacuzzi on top deck

Refit History

Major interior and exterior refits in 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021

  • Special 5 year Lloyd’s survey has been completed (due before May/July 2023)
  • Brand new main engines exhaust system and new engine/gearbox mountings
  • Full Generator re-build
  • 2 extra zero speed stabilizer fins installed for extra stability year 2012 (for a total of 4 Zero Speed Stabilizer Fins)
  • $2 million refit in Florida in March 2015 which has brought her up to a very high standard throughout. Recent interior décor upgrades include re-upholstered soft furnishings, new loose furniture, dining table and carpets.
  • Full Paintjob 2017. Full hull and superstructure paint including change to blue hull and snow-white topsides
  • Full teak deck reconditioning replaced or re-seamed as needed, Top deck renewed, bridge deck + main deck recaulked
  • Renewed all window and port light caulking
  • Changed all exterior lights to dimmable LEDs
  • Replaced all interior soft goods including; furniture, window treatments, carpets and floors, mattresses, sheets, linings, towels
  • Replaced all TVs, and installed new 60” drop-down lift in skylounge
  • Installed new AV control system
  • Complete overhaul of bridge electronics including 5 large, flush-mounted monitors
  • Installed new VSAT and HDTV units
  • Installed new camera system
  • Installed color-changing UW lights
  • Installed new chiller plant and fresh air makeup units
  • New mosaic tile tub on the sun deck
  • New canvas and cushions throughout the yacht
  • All new AV and Electronics package
  • Recent interior décor upgrades and carpets (Feb 2021)
  • A complete review of all technical systems has also taken place along with cosmetic detailing in all technical areas (2020-2021)
  • All interior gold fixtures gold dipped and polished (Feb 2021)
  • All original windows have been replaced. Last windows were the master cabin windows which were done in BCN in 2020.

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