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LADY A Yacht for Sale

181' (55.2m)

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  • At-Anchor Stabilizers
  • Gym
  • Helipad
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kaleidescape
  • Passarelle
  • Wi-Fi


Length (LOA) 181' (55.2m)
Year 1986
Year Refit 2023
Gross Tonn. 879
Beam 38' (11.8m)
Range 2,500 NM
Location Italy


Staterooms 6
Sleeps 12
Crew Cabins 15
Crew Sleeps 15

Dimensions & Capacity

LOA 181' (55.2m)
LWL 157' (47.85m)
Min Draft 13' (3.84m)
Fuel Tank 25,390 g (25,390 L)
Fresh Water 6,483 g (6,483 L)
Gross Tonn. 879
Displacement 1,450,642


Hull Material GRP
Hull Config Semi-Displacement
Int. Designer Design Unlimited / Jon Bannenberg
Cruising Speed 13 Knots
Range 2,500 NM
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Other Machinery

  • POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: 2 x New Gensys 2 Power Management controllers
  • DISTRIBUTION BOARD: 380/220V 50Hz 24DC (2017)
  • WATER DISTR. SYSTEM: 2 x DAB active driver M/T 22
  • SEWAGE TREATMENT: Hamworthy– 4.08 m3 / day (2017)
  • AIR COMPRESSOR: 2 x Atlas Copco
  • WATER STERILISER: 1 x Sterilight Mod Suv-40 P
  • SILVER IONISATION: 1 x Hydroelectric marine unit
  • WATERMAKERS: 2 x Fresch H.E.M. 30/3400 Minidplex (2017)
  • TOILET SYSTEM: Tecma (2017)
  • FUEL SEPARATOR: GEA Westfalia OTC 2-02 137 (2017)
  • OIL / WATER SEPARATOR: Victor marine CS500, (1,000 litres/264 US gallons per hour)


  • Stern door
  • 2 x Aft passerelles
  • Foredeck crane
  • Aft boat deck davits (port & stbd) – Aquacrane


  • Halyard silent exhaust to main engines
  • New 2017, dramatically reducing engine noise on the vessel


  • New galvanic isolators


  • 2 x KaMeWa controllable 4-blade nickel
  • aluminium bronze pitch 6.07'/1.85m
  • Cardan shafts and Vulcan couplings


  • 2 x Electric, ACM BT 50 Hz 600 litres per hour
  • Portable emergency pump - Hertz



  • The full beam Owner's suite is in the most comfortable place for passage making on the lower deck and comes with a private study and its own Jacuzzi, separate shower room and walk-in dressing room. This is connected to a private Owner's study room with en suite bathroom


  • 3 x Double guest cabins, en suites with showers and dressing areas on the lower deck
  • 1 x VIP guest cabin with twin beds (convertible to a double) on the main deck, en suite with shower and dressing room
  • 1 x Twin guest cabin on the main deck, en suite with shower


  • Up to 15 crew in 8 en suite cabins, all with showers
  • 1 x Captain's double cabin on the main deck
  • 1 x Engineer's double cabin on the lower deck
  • 2 x Twin cabins on the lower deck
  • 4 x Twin cabins with bunks

Galley & Laundry Equipment

In 2017 almost completely renewed with the following equipment:

  • 1 x Boppas microwave oven
  • 1 x Blizzard icemaker (2017)
  • 1 x Pacojet 2 food processor (2017)
  • 1 x Foster under counter refrigerator (2017)
  • 1 x Charvet bespoke cooking island with hot plates, induction, oven, fryers etc. (2017)
  • 1 x Rational six grid combi-steamer (2017)
  • 1 x Quooker boiling water tap (2017)
  • 1 x Blizzard wine refrigerator (2017)
  • 2 x Meiko dishwashers (2017)
  • 1 x Watling Hope grease separator (2017)
  • Walk-in dry store, cold room and freezer room


  • 1 x Miele G7701 dishwasher


  • 4 x Miele WS 5425 washing machine
  • 4 x Miele T-5206 dryers


  • 3 x Full wet bars with sinks (lower & upper aft deck & saloon)
  • 1 x Hoshizaki icemaker (upper saloon bar)

Communication Equipment

  • VSAT: Intellian V100GX Ku band
  • IMMARSAT C: Sailor DT 4646 E Data Terminal & printer (2011/12)
  • INMARSAT NEW: Dual Starlink Maritime Satellite Internet System
  • TVRO: Intellian T130
  • CELLULAR SYSTEM: 1 x Cellular phones (voice & fax)


  • 2 x New Icom GM600 DSC GMDSS Radio
  • MF/HF DSC: 6301 Sailor (2011/12)
  • 2 x Sailor C4900 VHF transceivers
  • 6 x Icom IC-M88 handheld VHF radios and Icom
  • BC-121N: multi-socket battery charger (2003)
  • Icom IC-M59 VHF radio (tender/ rescue boat)
  • Simrad RT1200 VHF (tender)


  • Radio telephones Sailor HC4500 MF/HF
  • DSC


  • Cisco - New 2017
  • Doorphone system – SIP intercom with passarelle mounting


  • 2 x Icom IC-GM1500
  • GMDSS compliant areas A1, A2 & A3


  • Furuno BR-50

Navigation Equipment

  • GYRO COMPASS: Sperry Navigat z Mk1 digital
  • AUTOMATIC PILOT: Sperry Marine (2017)
  • STEERING CONTROL: Sperry Marine (2017)
  • ECHO SOUNDER: Furuno ED-2200
  • RADARS: 1 x NEW Furuno FAR 2117 X Band Radar, 1 x Furuno ARPA colour displays S band
  • SONAR: Furuno CH-250 colour
  • DGPS: Simrad MX612
  • CHART PLOTTER: Transas 3000 electronic
  • NAVTEX ICS NAV: Navtex NX 700
  • LOG: B & G HS 921
  • WATER TEMPERATURE: B & G HS-921 indicator
  • MULTI-FUNCTION: B & G HS-2 indicator (Captain's cabin)
  • AIR HORN: Kahlenberg Q-3 A 5-unit air horn with Kahlenberg, M-463 A control

Entertainment Equipment

2017 a new AV system installed throughout:

  • Superior quality Samsung HD TVs in each area
  • Sky HD receiver for each area (receivers centralised in common rooms)
  • Network connected Apple TV in each area
  • Yamaha AV amps with HDMi switching
  • Network connected Apple Air Play in music only areas
  • Kaleidescape server and players in key areas

Equipment and systems installed as part of the 2017 refit:

  • 2 x HP Proliant DL360 G9 ESX servers running VMWare virtual environment
  • Network features separate VLANs to ensure individual groups of users can be separately controlled and managed (e.g. Guests, Ship's Officers, Crew)
  • Palo Alto PA-200 firewall and bandwidth manager
  • Libra Solutions WANMeister solution to allow simultaneous use of different WAN connections by different groups
  • 2 x Cisco SG300-52Psmall business network switches
  • Cisco 2504 WLC + 12 x Cisco 1700 Wireless Access Points provide strong wireless coverage in all locations
  • UPS in each rack
  • Synology RackStation RS815RP+ NAS backup drive

Tender & Toys


  • 1 x 24ft /7.40m 2006 Ribtec Riviera inflatable tender w/ 150Hp Yamaha outboard
  • 1 x 3.5m Avon Tender with Yamaha 40Hp engine
  • 1 x 32ft 2016 full option World Cat 320DC
  • Catamaran chase boat in matching colours


  • 1 x Yamaha GP 1300 cc (3-seater, 2-stroke engine)
  • Inflatable tows, water-skis


  • All new equipment in 2017:
  • Life Fitness Club treadmill
  • Life Fitness Club elliptical cross-trainer
  • Life Fitness Platinum Club lifecycle upright

Deck Equipment


  • 2 x Koyo Maru Co. Ltd Anchor windlass
  • Stainless steel electric anchor windlasses with vertical capstans
  • Lewmar type 6 000 aft anchor windlass/gypsy


  • 2 x Koyo Maru co. ltd


  • Stainless steel Aft


  • 2 x 794 lb. /360 kg


  • 1 x 794 lb. /360 kg stainless steel aft
  • 1 x 80 lb. /36 kg aluminium Danforth with 1.5
  • shackles /131ft/ 40m rope & chain


  • 2 x (8-6) shackles / 541ft / 165 m x ¾''/19mm.
  • Stud link chain (forward)
  • 1 x 4.4 shackles / 394ft / 120 m. ¾''/19mm stud
  • link chain (aft)


  • Hydraulic boat davits (port & stbd)
  • Hydraulic boat crane (foredeck)


  • 2 x Hydraulic fully articulating (90°-180°) aft Side
  • Aft passerelle articulates forward 180°, doubles as side boarding ladder


  • Hydraulic stern door doubles as a teak laid swimming platform


  • 3 x Jabcso twin beam 24V remote controlled

Safety & Security Equipment


  • All new system installed in 2017
  • Axis Q6042S marine grade pressurised PTZ mast camera
  • Axis P5514 HD IP cameras throughout
  • Independent CCTV viewing stations with touch screens & small form factor local PCs
  • Panasonic WJ-NV200 Network video recorder


  • 4 x 20-Pax Zodiac liferafts (2017) glass fibre canisters with Hammar H20
  • 36 x Kon-tiki Solas lifejackets (30 x adults, 6 x children)
  • 20 x Plastimo lifejackets 12 L 8 M
  • 6 x Datrex lifebuoys
  • 4 x ACR electronics inc. lifebuoys lights
  • 4 x Plastimo floating orange smoke signals
  • 2 x Ikaros light & smoke man overboard markers
  • 3 x Nuova Rade Casella type Uranio 96L lifebuoys
  • 1 x McMurdo type MCM-406° EPIRB w/ Hammar
  • Type H20
  • Hydrostatic release mechanism (sundeck)
  • 2 x Jontron type 9GHz SARTs
  • 1 x Sanshin Dengu type SPS-10A signalling lamp
  • 18 x Mag-lite torches throughout
  • 2 x Robertson First aid stretcher
  • First aid kits throughout
  • 20 x Assorted flares (parachute & handheld)
  • 27 x Immersion suits + 3 for Children
  • 6 x Challenger Offshore lifejackets
  • 18 x PFD's for water sports


  • Tyco Novec 1230 fixed fire fighting installation in engine room
  • 2 x Electric (380V AC) fire/bilge pumps (35,000 litres / 9,246 USG/h)
  • Honda portable emergency fire/salvage pump (35,000 litres / 9,246 USG/h)
  • Galley protected by pyro-chem type m4543 wet solution system
  • 21 x Yamato 1.2 kg/2kg/4.5kg powder fire extinguishers throughout
  • 9 x Sfeme 2kg/6kg/9kg powder and 9ltr foam fire extinguishers throughout
  • 5 x Kidde 2 ltr. foam fire extinguishers throughout
  • 8 x Kidde 5 kg CO2 fire extinguisher
  • 6 x Eurofeu 2kg/5kg CO2 fire extinguishers
  • 10 x Orfeo 9 ltr foam fire extinguishers throughout
  • 4 x Cointral 6 kg & 25kg powder fireextinguishers
  • 2 x Fastnet X-pace 2kg/6kg powder fire extinguishers
  • 13 x Fire hydrants/stations throughout the vessel
  • 4 x Complete fire fighting suits with Drager breathing apparatus
  • Drager emergency escape breathing apparatus (lazarette) + 8 spare tanks
  • Salwico Alarms type c-300 fire alarm control unit
  • Siemens alarm monitoring system for machinery w/ over 100 alarms & monitor screens in engine room & wheelhouse
  • Siemens Simatic alarm panels in wheelhouse, crew mess, radio room & 2 x engineers' cabins
  • Vetus detector (wheelhouse)
  • The sophistication of the alarm system meets the “unmanned machinery space” requirements

Refit History


  • Replaced the alarm management system with a new Watcher AMS system
  • Replaced the Stamford auxiliary engine alternators for new
  • New Dual Starlink Maritime Satellite Internet System installed
  • 2 x New ICOM GMDSS Radio installed
  • 1 x New Furuno X Band Radar installed
  • Serviced the power management system
  • 2 x New power management controllers installed
  • New carpets & floor coverings installed throughout the yacht


  • Crew area and cabins fully refitted with new bathrooms
  • Top End overhaul of both main engines @ 10,000hrs


  • A year-long rebuild at Burgess Marine in the UK costing more than EUR 12 million was undertaken, including all new interiors and galley, major mechanical and electrical overhauls, new AV/IT, an upper deck extension, the installation of brand new Quantum
  • Zero Speed stabilizers, new teak decking, and a full paint job. There was in fact very little on the yacht that was left untouched. The comprehensive interior refit saw
  • Design Unlimited firstly tasked with redesigning the entire lower guest and owner's accommodation. The owner's suite was extensively modified and extended, with one of the old guest cabins converted to provide the owner with an impressive study leading into a now enlarged new owner's stateroom. Both of the forward and aft saloons were also re-configured to accommodate the owner's wish to create a less formal use of the space, and the dining area underwent a complete refurbishment.
  • The refit also involved creating an extension to the aft end of the upper deck to increase the exterior seating and social spaces with a new and impressive exterior dining area. Finally a new air-conditioned gym area was created on the upper deck. 


  • Electrical refit
  • Much of the navigation and entertainment equipment was replaced with new
  • Dry docked, antifouled and fitted with new sacrificial anodes 2008-2010:
  • 2008/2009/2010 interior refit
  • 2 x New generators fitted
  • Various pumps (Salt water, A/C, sludge, Gasoil) changed or maintained
  • Various pipes changed in ER
  • Maintenance of Sewage system
  • Renewed the teak deck in the sun deck
  • Renewed the ceiling and the floor of the Gym
  • Main salon: ceiling panels changed - carpets changed
  • External of the accommodation, various paint touch up
  • Changed the side panels of all crew cabins
  • Various minor interior woodwork touch-ups
  • Renewed the electrical wiring of communication system (revised 03/03/09)


  • Further refit in Marseille


  • Extensive refit at Nautech in Marseille
  • Main engines replaced with 2 x Caterpillar 3516B
  • Generators removed & overhauled to zero time specification
  • Controllable pitch propellers replaced by Rolls Royce/KaMeWa
  • Gearboxes removed and serviced by Reintjes
  • Hot water system replaced
  • Refrigeration & AC systems overhauled
  • New stabilizers
  • Main alarm and monitoring system replaces with Siemens Simatic system
  • Bridge GMDSS and Navigation equipment replaced
  • Satellite communications system replaced and upgraded
  • Total AV system replacement based around AMX controllers
  • Complete carpet & soft furnishings replaced
  • Complete repaint in AWLGRIP Matterhorn White and Flag Blue


  • Major refit at Devonport Royal Dockyard in 1996/7 UK which included her lengthening


  • This vessel represents a unique market opportunity, being a stunning example of an original Jon Bannenberg design but almost entirely rebuilt. Firstly her heritage - originally launched in 1986 and built in Japan by Nishii Zosen- Sterling, she is one of the most distinctive yachts on the water and features many of this iconic designer's signature design notes. Her decks are as impressive to view as they are to use, the spectacular sun deck, sitting within the yacht's raised upper works, is also pure Bannenberg. The use of glass, and the priority given to ensuring
  • that a good view is always to be had is another of the designer's iconic traits on show here. With a beam of 11.8m she is a huge volume yacht and possesses 879 GT of volume in only 55 metres, and split-level living areas are some of the most impressive you will find at this length, with a large main deck dining room and superb upper deck lounge leading to the expansive aft deck and its dining and lounge areas. Another saloon is found forward, enjoying a sweep of curved glass and views over the bow, giving guest more choices for relaxation than many 70 metre yachts.
  • Then the rebuild - a full year spent in the shipyard in 2018 at a cost of more than €12 million gave the yacht a newly designed and fitted interior with walnut cabinetry and solid timber floors, and a new layout with a larger and full beam Owner's cabin and a further 5 luxurious en suite cabins.
  • Additional to the interior re-fabrication, the yacht also had an extension to the aft end of her upper deck to increase the exterior seating and social spaces available. The new sundeck design is now an undoubted feature of the yacht, with vast sunbathing areas, a seated bar, Jacuzzi, and sun awnings. Two, more private, lounges are also found at the foredeck, a perfect retreat when in harbour.
  • The rebuild also included overhauls to her mechanical and electrical systems, the installation of new Quantum zero-speed stabilizers, all new teak decks and a full paintjob. The main engines were also overhauled in January 2021 (top end rebuilds to both engines).
  • Maintained regardless of cost in her current ownership, she also had her EU VAT fully paid in Malta when purchased in 2017, and she presents a fantastic opportunity for a Buyer to benefit from the huge investment made in the current ownership.
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