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2009 Benetti 120



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.


Sea Alliance Group is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Northrop and Johnson (Monaco).

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Not Paid
Boat Name: African Queen
Make: Benetti
Model: 120
Year: 2009
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BEN120BC1209
Has Hull ID: Yes
Range: 3,797.57 mi


Length: 121'1 ft / 36.90 m
Length Overall: 121'1 ft / 36.90 m
Beam: 25'11 ft / 7.90 m
Range: 12'3 ft / 3797.57 m
Max Draft: 7'5 ft / 2.25 m
Min Draft: 7.38 ft
Single Berths: 5
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 5

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: MTU
  • Model: MTU 2000 M91
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,500hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2009
  • Engine Hours: 5400
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: MTU
  • Model: MTU 2000 M91
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,500hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2009
  • Engine Hours: 5400
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 3,000hp
Cruising Speed: 13 kn
Maximum Speed: 16 kn


Heads Count: 7
Boat Class: Mega Yachts


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 FurunoGP320

1 xMeteofax/navtex receiver Furuno FAX-30

1 xGyro-compass system Navigat X MK2 (Rebuilt 2021)

1 xMagnetic 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 centralised 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 xSamsung 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)

1 x Seadoo Spark











Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Data regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumptions and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.


Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker has been told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot and does not guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise, and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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