• 164'
  • 1999
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • $12,900,000


Likely the best of the ever-popular Golden Bay series, 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.


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: BENETTI
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: Golden Bay
  • Model Year: 1999
  • YearBuilt: 1999
  • Year Refit: 2018
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: Yes
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 6/14 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/11
  • LOA: 164' 0" (49.99m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 29' 2" (8.89m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 8' 7" (2.62m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 13 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: 1,400 RPM
  • Cruise Speed Range: 3,500 Miles
  • Max Speed: 16 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: 2,100 RPM
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 428 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: 496 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 3,265 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 502 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 19,813 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 8
  • Sleeps: 14
  • State Rooms: 6
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: 11
  • Crew Heads: 6
  • Captains Quarters: Yes
  • Hull ID: FB223
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: Full Displacement
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Benetti
  • Hull Color: White
  • Hull Finish: Awlgrip
  • Exterior Designer: Stefano Natucci
  • Interior Designer: Stefano Natucci
  • Manufacturer: MTU
  • Model: MTU12V396 TE94
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: N/A
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Vessel Walk Through

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 its 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 & A/V Equipment

RTI controls & unify routers
Wi Fi throughout vessel and outer decks Cisco N routers DVD library 
Apple TV
SKY & Direct TV receivers
1 x Wii systems/ 1 x PS2
Master Cabin: 42" Flat screen
VIP Cabin: 30" LG Flat screen
Guest Cabins: 4 x 20" Flat screen
Sky Lounge: 42" Flat screen
Sun Deck: Large Daylight TV
Captain's Cabin: 30" Flat screen 


Communications & Navigation

SAT Com 

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, speedlog, 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

9969 since W6 major overhaul as of 1/2019


ZF with auxiliary oil pumps


2 x direct drive propeller shafts with oil bath shaft seals




2x Northern Lights (Alaska Diesel) 155kw (installed 2011)

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 & 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 & 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 


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


2 x Icemakers

Dumbwaiter from lower pantry to upper pantry and sundeck 

Main Laundry Equipment 

3 x Washing machines 

3 x Clothes driers (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 & 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 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 dismantled, dynamic balance, installation, prop-speed paint applied

* Fabrication of one new rudder as requested by class

* Overboard vent grills removed and painted

* Service anchor windlasses and capstain

* Generators overhauled electrical and mechanical parts

* Transom door sleeves lock pins, dismantling the door sleeve lock pins, check cylinder, reinstalled and calibrated.

* Stabilizers serviced, dismantled the hydraulic and mechanicals parts, hoses replaced, bearings etc.

* Bow thruster serviced 

* Main stern gangway overhauled 

* All valves have been replaced 

* Sandblasting the bottom hull, antifouling applied

* Re-caulking the windows 

* Superstructure painted with matt black

* Galley floor replaced

* Shaft lines dismantled

* Fan-extraction from Engine room replaced

* Sea chest -exhaust valves replaced

* Thickness test 

* Megger test

* Annual safety equipment serviced

* Radio survey

* Installation of a new MF unit in the radio room

* Magnetic compass calibration and new deviation table

* Fire alarm system updated 

* Horn serviced

* Annual survey to rescue crane

* Insulation around the raiser in main engines

* Alignment test on shafts 

* MTU Borescope inspection

* New zincs

* Sensor on anchor hatch replaced

* Mirror in VIP cabin replaced

* Guest tender serviced and paint repair, propeller replaced

* Paddle wheel from speed sensor replaced

* Starboard stairs repainted

* Polished entire boat

* Bow table marble replaced

* Anchor plate polishing 

* Shaft lines sealed and oil replaced 

* Rudder system cleaning and check all components