Sotavento (ex Lumiere) Yacht for Sale 164' Benetti

Fort Lauderdale, FL


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  • Yacht Details 164' Benetti 1999
  • Location Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Engines MTU
  • Days on Market424 days
  • Last UpdatedOct 23, 2019
  • Asking Price$10,900,000
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Sotavento (ex Lumiere) Yacht Description

Likely the best of the ever-popular Golden Bay series, SOTAVENTO (ex  LUMIERE) has 6 staterooms and an excellent charter record. She has been lovingly maintained and has had a full W6 service on her MTU main engines as well as significant upgrades to her mechanical and engine room systems and navigation and communication equipment. She has a light, bright and airy interior, fantastic sundeck and garaged tenders.

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  • Make MTU
  • Model MTU12V396 TE94
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Hours 9969
  • Type
  • Drive Type Direct


  • Cruising Speed: 13 kn
  • Beam: 29' 2''
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Max Draft: 8' 7''
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 19813|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 3265|gallon
  • Holding: 1 x 502|gallon
  • Single Berths: 2
  • Double Berths: 4
  • Heads: 8

Vessel Walk Through

SOTAVENTO (ex Lumiere) is a 50m (164ft) Benetti. She is the fourth in their very successful Golden Bay series. Lumiere is a fine example of this company’s Italian flair and elegance in design. She was designed and built to be able to undertake long cruises and charters in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and other exotic areas. Accordingly, this large motor yacht provides every possible comfort and luxury. Her interior styling is by Stefano Natucci and features the use of exceptional materials and highly original details. Sanded and vibrant honey colored oak burl has been used for the yacht’s furniture and paneling and the bathrooms are finished in lovely marbles, and honey onyx.

Stepping aboard via the starboard side hydraulic passerelle, the inviting open aft deck has a full beam cushioned bench seating, 4 wicker armchairs, a glass topped coffee table and 2 wicker tables.

Underfoot are new 100% pure wool custom-made carpets. To port is a marble topped bar with 3 bar stools. Just forward are two sofas with a glass topped and intricate metalwork coffee table. External light is controlled by the 2 sets of blinds (2 different thicknesses), electrically operated.

Forward and open to the main salon is the dining room with glass-topped dining table capable of seating 12 guests. Through a door to port is the main deck pantry with a dishwasher, sink, icemaker and small desk and chair. Forward is the fully equipped professional galley. The starboard passage forward from the dining room leads to the foyer. There is a day head off the hall just before double doors that lead to the master suite. The master suite also has an office with couch, desk and two chairs.

A sliding door leads through to the full beam suite from the office. A centrally positioned king sized bed is centered with TV aft. An armchair and footstool to are port. Large oval windows flood the area with natural light. There is extensive wardrobe space with 2 double hanging closets at port and starboard doors through to the full beam bathroom. The stunning marble and onyx bathroom comprises his and hers wash basins, WC, bidet, rain head shower and central Jacuzzi bath. There is a dressing table to port, and gold fittings throughout.

The four (4) spacious guest suites on the lower deck are accessed via a staircase from the foyer. There are 2 identical queen suites and 2 identical twin suites. The double suites are comprised of a queen bed, couch, dressing table and full height wardrobe. Their bathrooms feature bathtub, WC and washbasin. The twin suites have a drop-down Pullman berth in each and the ensuite bathrooms feature a shower, WC and washbasin.

Taking the marble staircase up from the foyer leads to the bridge deck that leads to the navigation station and wheelhouse. The wheelhouse has 2 helm chairs and a central black leather bench settee for guests. Aft of the staircase leads to the fifth guest suite and sky lounge. The guest suite can be either a twin or a double. Generously sized with dressing table and hanging wardrobe and fantastic views. The bathroom has a shower, WC and washbasin. The sky lounge has it's own separate day head.

The full beam sky lounge has two large sofas with 2 coffee tables. In addition, a card table with 2 chairs and a bar with ice maker and small sink. A pop up TV is between the port and starboard doors leading out to the aft bridge deck.

The bridge deck pantry features dishwasher, dumb waiter, sink, coffee machine, microwave, fridge and, 2 Eurocave wine fridges. The crew can access the sundeck from here via a sliding hatch for unobtrusive service, and there is also a dumb waiter.

The bridge deck offers a choice of spaces; the Portuguese bridge with semi-circular seating and a coffee table forward with four lounge chairs, or the aft deck which offers a shaded dining table for up to 12 guests. There is a full beam cushioned settee aft and footstools around.

A wide and shallow staircase on the port side leads up to the sun deck. The sundeck features sweeping deck spaces that are nicely separated and very functional as either entertaining areas or relaxation areas.

Forward is a raised large sun pad area with unobstructed 360-degree views. Mid way is a Jacuzzi, adjacent to the marble topped bar with sink, 2 fridges and a grill/BBQ. Under the arch is a dining table with 5 chairs on one side and fixed cushioned bench seating on the other. The aft end of the sun deck has a raised area with double sun loungers, chairs and tables, all in teak. There is a large format daylight television on the aft sundeck.

The foredeck houses the smaller tender and 2 wave runners all launched using the 0.6 ton crane. A spacious bosun’s locker also has escape hatches from the master suite and crew cabins. The guest tender is housed in the aft garage and launched by the 1.7ton overhead gantry crane. The transom opens up to form a substantial swim platform with fantastic water access.


MAIN DECK: The full beam master suite is on deck with king size bed. 'His and hers' bathrooms with Jacuzzi bath and shower is full beam forward.

LOWER DECK: There are four (4) guest staterooms on the lower deck. There are two queen bed staterooms and two twin bed staterooms, all with en-suites. There is a Pullman berth in each twin stateroom.

UPPER DECK: There is a day room on the upper deck that can be converted into a guest stateroom (either double or twin) with en-suite bathroom with shower.

CREWS QUARTERS : Captain’s double cabin with en-suite shower, sink and WC on the bridge deck Five (5) upper and lower berth crew cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms with showers on the lower deck.

Entertainment And A/v Equipment

RTI controls & unify routers

Wi Fi throughout vessel and outer decks Cisco N routers DVD library

SKY & Direct TV receivers

Apple TV

1 x Wii systems/ 1 x PS2

Master Cabin 42” flat screen

VIP Cabin 30” LG flat screen

Guest Cabins TV’s 4 x 20” flat screens

Sky Lounge TV 4 2” flat screen

Sundeck TV Large daylight TV

Captain’s Cabin TV 30” flat screen

Communications & Navigation


VSAT high speed internet
Panasonic PABX telephone system
VOIP VSAT telephone line
Sailor CU5100 MF VHF Fixed SSB
2 x Raymarine RAY240E VHF
2 x Sailor VHF
2 x ICOM VHF Handheld
14 x ICOM UFH Handheld
2 x Nokia GSM Cellular phone system
Panasonic Intercom

Navigation Systems


Palladium Glass Bridge with 24” LED Bonded Glass Display

2 x 15” Multi-Touch Displays

7” sunlight readable touchscreen

7” wide screen SVGA monitor

2 x Apple Mac Mini


2 x Furuno 21XX series black box Radar/ARPA

1 ‘X’ Band and 1 ‘S’ Band

Gyrocompass: Sperry Mk 10

Satellite Compass: Furuno SC50

Repeater Display: C Plath

Multifunction Display: B&G H3000 Multifunction nav display system (position, winds, depth, speed log, etc.) with displays on the bridge, wing stations, and captain’s cabin

Autopilot: LMP STA Adaptive Autopilot

Depth Sounder: Furuno FCV 581L

GPS: Furuno GP-150

DGPAS: Furuno GP-37

Inmarsat: Thrane & Thrane 250 Fleet Broadband (2011)

Sat C: Furuno Felcom 15 with Skanti PRN9000 printer

Data: Sat C, Nero SAT voice and data

MF/HF Transceiver: Sailor TU5150 with CU5100 Control Unit / DSC

Weather FAX: JRC JAX-9A

Speed Indicator: EM200

Navtex: Furuno NX5-00

AIS: Furuno FA-100

Main Machinery

Main Engines

2 x MTU12V396 TE94 1,680kw each 2,226HP W6 in 2016

Engine Hours

9,969 hours since W6 major overhaul


ZF with auxiliary oil pumps


2 x direct drive propeller shafts with oil bath shaft seals




2x NorthernLights (AlaskaDiesel) 155kw (installed2011)

Generator Hours

Major service in 2017- 16,000 hrs. as of 9/2018

Ancillary Machinery

Air Conditioning

3X Aqua Air chiller units

Air Compressors

2 new 2016

Bow Thruster

VT Naiad

Fresh Water Maker

2 x HEM (2 x 500 liters/hours

Fuel System

Alfa Laval

Fuel Filters


Oily Water Separator

DVZ oily water separator

Sewage Treatment System

Hamman Sewage Treatment Plant

Toilet System

Jets vacuum


VT Naiad, (not zero speed)

Steering System

Jastram Hydraulics with electric pumps

Under Water Lights


Helm/Control Stations

Bridge and two wings

Deck Machinery And Equipment

Anchor Windlass System

2 x vertical anchor windlasses on foredeck

Aft Warping Capstans

2 x mooring capstans on aft deck

Boat Crane

Motarmar 600kg foredeck crane with wireless remote control

1700kg garage crane with wireless remote control


Nautical Structures davit on foredeck


Opacmare hydraulic

Accommodation Ladders

Marquip boarding ladder (for use on port or starboard quarter)

BSC Marine hydraulic boarding ladder on starboard side





Paint Exterior

Awlgrip 2013


Fuel Capacity

19,813 US Gallons (75,000 Liters)

Water Capacity

3,265 US Gallons (12,360 Liters)


264 US Gallons p/d (1,000 Liters p/d)

Lube Oil

317 US Gallons (1,200 Liters)

Waste Oil

317 US Gallons (1,200 Liters)

Grey Water

608 US Gallons (2,300 Liters)

Black Water

502 US Gallons (1,900 Liters)



16 kts @2,100 rpm


13 kts @1,400 rpm


12 kts @ 1,250 rpm


3,500 nm at 1,250 rpm consuming 250 lph

Galley And Laundry

Main Galley Equipment Cooking Equipment

2 x Space combi ovens (2018)

6 x Induction hobs

1 x Induction wok

1 x Zanussi deep fat fryer

2 x Microwave ovens


2 x Day refrigerators in galley

1 x Walk-in refrigerator

1 x Walk-in Condaria freezer

Dishwasher 3 x Miele dishwashers: galley, crew mess & upper pantry


2 x icemaker

Dumbwaiter from lower pantry to upper pantry and sundeck

Main Laundry Equipment

3 x washing machine

3 x clothes drier (Miele)

Fire Fighting, Security, And Safety Equipment

Security Equipment


Panasonic cameras (installed 2011), DVR, UPS, 15” LCD monitor on the bridge and a 17” LCD monitor in the crew mess Video surveillance on main deck


Transas 4000 ECDIS program with worldwide chart folio includes a 480mm Simrad multifunction LCD display

Ship’s Safe

Owners stateroom and Captain’s cabin

Fire Fighting Equipment

Fire fighting equipment exceeds Class requirements

Fire Control System

Autronica Fire Detection system with gas alarm panel for garage

Portable CO2

Class approved

Engine room



L.Y.M.S. systems monitor & alarm system displayed on a 380mm touchscreen LCD display

Life Rafts

2 x 20 person life rafts

Life Rings




2 x SARTs

SAT Phone

1 x handheld Iridium phone


1 x handheld Garmin GPS


2 x fullset


2 x Jabsco searchlights


Emergency lighting including embarkation lights (installed 2011)



Medical Equipment

Safety Equipment as required by Lloyds and Marshall Islands


4 x line throwing rockets

Tenders And Toys

Main Tender

6 meter (19’08”) Novurania Equator RIB with 250hp turbo diesel engine and Mercruiser Bravo III sterndrive

Rescue Tender

4.5 meter (14’04”) Novurania RIB with 60 hp Yamaha outboard

Jet Skis

2 x Sea Doo Jet skis


Bauer Capitano 100 lpm scuba air compressor

Snorkelling equipment

Water skis


Kids kneeboard and wakeboard

Towable toys

Recent Upgrades

Since purchasing SOTAVENTO (ex LUMIERE) in 2013, her current owners have invested a significant amount in upgrades and overhaul of the yacht, including the following:

• W-6 overhaul of both main engines, winter 2015/2016

• New main engine exhausts 2016 with polished SS shields

• Full paint job on all machinery

• A-5 overhaul of both transmissions

• Entirely new perforated engine room sheeting for noise insulation

• New Alpha Laval

• New electric motors on water makers

• New stabilizer cooling pumps

• New stabilizer hydraulic pumps

• New clean oil transfer pump

• New dirty oil transfer pump

• Rebuilt fire pump

• Rebuilt bilge pump

• Rebuilt fresh water pumps

• New fresh water filtering units

• New fresh water accumulator

• New air compressors

• New air conditioning compressors

• Installation of Palladium Glass Bridge

• Interior upgrades

• Stabilizer upgrades

• 15-year Lloyds Class renewal

• Redesign and rework of sun deck

2018 Refit

  • Propeller dismantling, balancing, cleaning and dynamic report

  • Shaft lines seal and oil, replace oil, check and clean aft mechanical seals, inspect all parts and reassemble

  • Rudder dismantling

  • Make new rudder and new shaft requested by class

  • Overboard vents (grills) removed and painted

  • Service in anchor windlass and capstain

  • Overhaul both generators and electrical parts

  • Transom door sleeves lock pin brand new, new seal in the door

  • Stabilizers to be serviced, dismantled and sent to the workshop, hydraulic hoses, mechanical parts etc. were replaced

  • Bow thruster to be serviced, oil replaced, removed the propeller and balance tested

  • Main stern gangway has been overhauled

  • Sandblasted the bottom, HEMPEL antifouling applied

  • Superstructure has been painted

  • Repair and paint window frames

  • New galley floor

  • Fan extraction in engine room overhauled, replaced bearings, mechanicals seals.

  • Sea-chest exhaust overhauled bronze valves, valves dismantled

  • We made the thickness test

  • Megger test

  • Safety equipment, inspection in immersion suits, periodic fire extinguisher, breathing apparatus, overhauled anti-fire system CO2

  • Replaced all valves with new ones

  • New fans

  • Replaced shaft mechanical seal

  • New exhaust generator pipes



Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. A yacht buyer should instruct his yacht broker, or his boat surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Denison Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by International Yacht Corporation.

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