Yacht is no longer available for sale.

Yacht is no longer available for sale.

This is an archived web page showing historic information for reference purposes only. Search Yachts for Sale.

SOHO Yacht for Sale

121' (36.9m)

Yacht is no longer available for sale.
This is an archived web page showing historic information for reference purposes only. Search Yachts for Sale.

Launched by Benetti Yachts in 2009, AFRICAN QUEEN is a classic tri-deck luxury yacht with timeless exterior styling. She was meticulously refitted in 2019 when her main engines received their W5 services, the stabilizers were overhauled and the AV/IT systems were upgraded. Powered by twin MTU engines, AFRICAN QUEEN cruises comfortably at 13 knots with a maximum speed of 16 knots.

The interior of this motor yacht is warm and welcoming, marked by palatial pillars, contemporary décor and comfortable seating. The neutral palette of her main salon balances nicely with the natural light provided by large windows and light oak interior detailing. Here, guests can congregate and socialize with drinks in hand from the central service bar. Forward of the main salon rests the main dining area and a galley outfitted with the latest appliances.

AFRICAN QUEEN welcomes 11 guests aboard in five sumptuous staterooms. The full-beam master cabin is splendid with a plush king-size berth, 180-degree views, a private study, a walk-in closet and a gorgeous en-suite bath with dual sinks. She additionally highlights four luxurious guest cabins located on the lower deck, including two twin cabins, one with a Pullman and two VIP suites with double beds. Each guest cabin is accompanied by charming aesthetics and en-suite bathrooms. AFRICAN QUEEN can host a crew of up to seven crewmembers aboard.

She also features a delightful, stylish skylounge. This space is marked by abundant seating, ample room for entertainment and an easy-access service bar. It also features a dayhead with a shower for guests to rejuvenate after an exciting day at sea.

Dedicated to comfort, adventure and safety, AFRICAN QUEEN’s exterior spaces champion the alfresco lifestyle. On her main deck aft, guests are welcomed by a large plush sofa and additional seating – the perfect place to start their journey. Her sundeck is enticing, offering a split layout for on-water enjoyment. Forward is the perfect place for guests to rest mid-cruise. Aft, guests can reside in the shade under the Bimini or in the sun via the sunpads. The garage doors of AFRICAN QUEEN lower to create a large swim platform for toy usage and water-based activities.

Commercially compliant with an enviable charter following, luxury yacht for sale, AFRICAN QUEEN, is the perfect choice for your next adventure at sea.


  • Commercially compliant with proven history
  • Extensive mechanical refit in 2019
  • Zero Speed stabilizers
  • Light and contemporary interior styling
  • Ready for immediate cruising
  • Low fuel consumption and impressive cruising range


  • Personal Watercraft
  • Stabilizers


Builder Benetti
Model 120
Length (LOA) 121' (36.9m)
Year 2009
Year Refit 2019
Gross Tonn. 299
Draft 7' 4" (2.25m)
Beam 25' 11" (7.9m)
Range 3,300 NM
Location Monaco


Staterooms 5
Sleeps 11
Single Beds 5
Heads 7
Capt. Quarters No

Dimensions & Capacity

LOA 121' (36.9m)
LWL 102' (31m)
Max Draft 7' 4" (2.25m)
Fuel Tank 11,624 g (44,000 L)
Fresh Water 2,166 g (8,200 L)
Gross Tonn. 299
Displacement 259


Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Config 120
Max Speed 16 Knots
Cruising Speed 13 Knots
Range 3,300 NM
Stabilizers None

Engines (x2)

Engine Make MTU
Engine Model 2000 M91
Power HP 1,500
Power KW 1,119
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Location Port
Have Questions?

Complete the form below and one of our experienced sales brokers will be in touch soon.

Full Details

Basic Details

Type: Twin Screw Displacement Motor Yacht

Year: 2009

Builder: Benetti

Max Speed: 16 knots

Cruising Speed: 13 knots

Designer: Stefano Righini

LOA: 121’1” (36.9m)

Waterline Length: 101’8” (31.0m)

Construction: GRP

Beam: 26’ (7.9m)

Draft Max: 7’5” (2.25m)

Displacement: 259 tons

Half Load Displacement: 226 Tons

Net Tonnage: 89

GRT: 299 tons

Crew: 7

Guests: 11 in 5 Cabins

Hull: BC120

Flag: Malta

Class: ABS 

Hull & Superstructure Construction

Hull and deck are entirely built in GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) with combination of foam core sandwich and single skin construction. Superstructure is built in GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) with a cored sandwich structure.

Above the keel double bottom tanks are constructed as an integral part of the hull structure such as: 

·        Water tanks

·        Fuel tanks

·        Sanitary tank

Exterior swimming platform, main deck and upper deck are planked with Burma teak. 


Cruising Speed: 13 knots

Top Speed: 16 knots

Range: 3,300 nm at 12 knots

Fuel capacity: 44,000 litres

Water capacity: 8,200 litres

Grey Water: 1,786 litres

Black Water: 2,974 litres

Clean Oil: 540 litres

Dirty Oil: 540 litres 

Fuel Consumption

100% - 2390 RPM – 2 x 294 L/H – 15.7 knots

80% - 2150 RPM – 2 x 200 L/H – 15 knots

60% - 2000 RPM – 2 x 150 L/H – 14.5 knots

50% - 1850 RPM – 2 x 120 L/H – 13.8 knots

40% - 1500 RPM – 2 x 63 L/H – 12.3 knots

35% - 1350 RPM – 2 x 45 L/H – 11.2 knots


Engines: 2 x MTU 2000 M91 1,500 HP (1119 KW)

Port Engine hours: 4,029 (W4 Completed in 2019)

Starboard Engine hours: 4,012 (W4 Completed in 2019)

Fuel: Diesel

Propulsion: Prop Shaft

Gearboxes: ZF Marine transmission, ZF3351

Steering: 2 x BCS 8.6ltr Pressure 78bar

Stabilizers: Zero Speed – Naiad Stabilizers VTNM 525

Generators: 2 x 80kw (Kohler Power systems / John Deere Engines 80EF0ZD/6068TFM76)

Port Generator Hours: 12,148 (10,000 hour rebuild in 2019)

Starboard Generator Hours: 12,541 (10,000 hour rebuild in 2019)

Electricity: Cantalupe electric system

Shore power: 2 x transformers 440/220 volts

Batteries: Gel batteries, deep cycle with easy maintenance

Chargers: Mastervolt

Air conditioning: Condaria 3 compressors 144,000 BTU x 3 Fan coil

Water makers: Idromar MC9 Duplex 18,000l/day 2 x 380

Fuel separator: Alfa Laval

Waste treatment: Hamann system

Toilets: Tecma / Jet

Sewage System: Ecomar

Bow thruster: Naiad Hydraulic

Exterior Equipment

Windlasses Capstans: Muir

Anchors: 2 x Galvanized steel High Holding Power HHP

Gangway: Telescopic 2 stages, length 4.5m with a walking width of 600mm

Transom Door: 1 x hydraulic doors opening downwards

Electrical System

The electrical equipment, wiring, fixtures, etc. and its installation are in accordance with the Classification Society (A.B.S) rules. The electrical system installed is to the requirements of the Classification Society (A.B.S) and consists of a 220 VAC / 3 phase / 50 Hz system and a 24 VDC system.

Navigation Equipment

Integrated navigation system displaying radar, echosounder & chart plotter

3 x 19” LCD monitors in the Bridge

2 x 8.4” LCD monitors on the wings (new 2022)

2 x 10” LCD touch panel controls

1 x Radar Furuno 1954 BB, 12 Kw, 72 mg, aerial 4 ft

1 x Echosounder Furuno ETR 6

1 x Satnav GPS BB Furuno GP320

1 x Meteofax/navtex receiver Furuno FAX-30

1 x Gyro-compass system Navigat X MK2 (Rebuilt 2021)

1 x Magnetic compass C-Plath Mod

Charting plotter system: Maxsea (New 2022)

Conning Display System

Conning system data on wings

Rudder angle indicator on the naviconning for wings and pilothouse

Log/Wind/Depth/Sea temperature/Air temperature/Air pressure/GPS Multi Nmea system “Airmar”

Fleet 77 is available with Voice/Fax

1 x Autopilot Sperry Marine 

Communication Equipment

1 x VHF Sailor RT 4801 DSC CL D

1 x VHF Furuno

Sailor Satcom C

Audio Visual Equipment

New centralized Control4 AV system fitted throughout the vessel in 2019.

Main Saloon

1 x Sharp Aquos 42" LCD TV full HD

Sky HD sat TV receiver


Sony Bravia Smart TV

Sky 3D HD sat TV receiver

Apple TV

Owner’s Suite

1 x Samsung 42" LCD TV full HD

Sky HD sat TV receiver

Guest Cabins (x4)

Sony Bravia 28" LCD TV full HD

Sky Sat TV Receiver

Crew Mess

1 x Sharp TV 20” LCD

1 x Yamaha HiFi

Monitoring System

The monitoring system is composed by two PLCs and two computers connected through an Ethernet network. It provides data and alarms for the following on board systems:

·        Diesel generators

·        Shore power

·        Main engines

·        Bilge and tank levels

·        External doors

·        Batteries

·        Navigation

·        Miscellaneous alarms

Domestic Appliances

4 x hobs Miele

Hood with filter Miele

Electric oven Miele

Microwave Miele

Dish washer Miele

Double stainless-steel sink

Garbage macerator ISE

Fridge/Freezer Frigomar

4 x Mini fridge (Main salon / Skylounge / Sundeck)

Barbecue (Sundeck)

Ice maker (Sundeck)

2 x Commercial washing machines Miele

2 x Commercial dryer machines Miele

Interior Accommodations

Total: 11 guests in 5 cabins

Master Cabin: Main deck, full beam, King-size bed (205/190cm), with ensuite

Double Cabins: 2 x double cabins, Queen size beds: 195/160cm, with with ensuite

Twin Cabins: 2 x twin cabins with ensuite & 1 x Pullman beds, (beds 195/82cm) (extra Pullman berth (185/66cm))

Crew: 4 x crew cabins sleeping up to 7 crew


6m Yachtwerft Meyer (Chase Boat)

1 x Seadoo Spark


AFRICAN QUEEN is a timeless Benetti Classic delivered in 2009. Her elegant and comfortable interior, along with generous versatile decks make her a true favourite on the charter market where she has built an enviable reputation.

With all the makings of an emblematic Benetti exterior, complete with immaculate teak decks and a striking dark blue hull, AFRICAN QUEEN’s tri-deck layout caters to all types of the charterer. Each outside area is designed to be enjoyed in a variety of ways from the large sun pads and the plush observation seating, located on the sundeck, to the alfresco dining. Complemented by a charming seating area on the bridge deck, perfect for aperitifs under the setting sun.

The garage opens to create a large swim platform creating the ideal launchpad for the numerous watersports toys the yacht has on offer.

AFRICAN QUEEN’s interior features beautiful natural hues along with exquisite soft leathers and appealing light woods throughout. Her alluring upper deck saloon with invitingly warm sofas and the latest entertainment system.

AFRICAN QUEEN can accommodate up to 11 guests across 5 sumptuous cabins. The Master Cabin is truly remarkable, giving spectacular full 180-degree views thanks to the grand windows. Warm natural light streaming through onto the king-sized bed, are the perfect ingredients for an idyllic wake-up. Complemented by a large walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite with large rain shower, the Master cabin is the embodiment of luxurious comfort.

On the lower deck, there are four well- appointed staterooms; two VIPs and two twins, one with a pullman berth for added flexibility. All have their own en-suite with shower.

How to Buy a Yacht Our experienced brokers will assist you throughout your yacht buying journey
Northrop & Johnson
Hi there!
Would you like to get more information about SOHO? Our brokers are standing by to help.