STARFIRE is a magnificent 177’2" (54m) yacht built by the esteemed Benetti shipyard. She effortlessly blends timeless Italian elegance across four impeccably arranged decks. A true icon of sophistication, service, and seaworthiness, STARFIRE represents the pinnacle of yachting excellence. As a commercially registered vessel, she offers world-class amenities, state-of-the-art systems, and luxurious surroundings, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience on the seas. STARFIRE is a high demand charter yacht with 220 sea days last year alone.


Vessel Name: STARFIRE

Builder: BENETTI

Model Year: 1997

Year Built: 1997

Category: Motor Yacht

Country: United States

MLS #: 406836

Sleeps: 14

Staterooms: 6

Crew Sleeps: 14

Length: 54 (54m)

Draft: 10' 10" (3.3m)

Beam: 31' 6" (9.6m)

Cruise Speed: 13 Knots

Max Speed: 15 Knots

Water Capacity: 6604.3 Gal

Manufacturer: Deutz

Fuel Type: Diesel

Horsepower: 1573

Manufacturer: Deutz

Fuel Type: Diesel

Horsepower: 1573


STARFIRE has undergone significant refits, with the most recent in 2023, aligning her with the Owner's preferences while maintaining impeccable standards of craftsmanship and attention to detail.


Notable changes include the addition of a large dining table with 12 chairs on the bridge deck aft, two outdoor couches on either side just aft of the main saloon doors on the main deck aft, and the circular room on the sundeck now being utilized as a massage room instead of an office.


The most recent refit was conducted from February to April 2023, during which the following tasks were completed:

  • 12000-hour service of the main engines.
  • 8000-hour service of the stabilizers.
  • Overhaul of the Hinckley picnic boat engine.
  • Overhaul of the rescue tender crane.
  • Significant paintwork.
  • Installation of new wall panels in guest cabins.
  • Installation of a new Thrane Iridium GMDSS Unit.
  • Addition of two new crew bathrooms in the forward-most cabins.
  • Replacement of four shackles of anchor chain.
  • Overhaul of windlasses.

Spanning 177 feet (54 meters) in length, with a beam of 31.5 feet (9.60 meters), and a draft of 11 feet (3.30 meters), STARFIRE weighs 747 tons and her steel hull and aluminum superstructure enable graceful cruising at 12 knots, with a top speed of 15 knots.  At cruise speed, she burns an efficient 81 gallons per hour (307 liters). STARFIRE has undergone significant refits, with the most recent in 2023.

Designed as a true displacement motoryacht, STARFIRE was built for long range, extensive world cruising. These waters included the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, as well as the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Baltic, and Red Seas. STARFIRE has earned a sterling reputation among brokers and guests alike. STARFIRE's spacious layout features beautiful interior woods and multiple decks. Her exceptional interior decoration was designed by the highly acclaimed Francois Zuretti and offers an abundance of accommodation and entertainment areas for the Owner and their guests. The style is predominantly “Art Déco” with a touch of the exotic from the Orient.


Furthermore, STARFIRE boasts an exceptional crew with long-standing tenure, emphasizing the importance of a harmonious onboard atmosphere. The original owner foresaw the challenges of working and living together, leading to the creation of a full-beam Crew Mess divided into two parts: a crew lounge and dining area. Additionally, space was designated for six individual desks for department heads, offering both communal and private areas for crew members to collaborate and focus.

Powered by twin Deutz engines, Starfire has a remarkable range of up to 5,900 nautical miles from its 37,000 gallons (140,000-liters) fuel tanks at cruising speed. Equipped with an advanced stabilization system ensuring guests enjoy unparalleled comfort whether anchored or underway.

Demonstrating a consistent performance over the past five years, with 940 sea days, 387 charter days, and 321 days of owner usage, STARFIRE has successfully traversed the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian Oceans, along with the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Baltic, and Red Seas. Throughout these voyages, STARFIRE has built an exceptional reputation, receiving acclaim from brokers and guests alike. Remarkably, she has upheld an impeccable track record, never failing to fulfill a charter or owner trip.

Without doubt, one of Benetti’s flagship motoryachts, she clearly sets the standards and trends for future vessels. An outstanding opportunity in today’s market that is ideally suited to both private and charter use. Consistently booked for 12 weeks annually, this vessel boasts a proven track record of success in the charter market, affirming its desirability and reliability among charter clients worldwide.

The vessel features a raised semi-circular seating area with a table at the forward section. Amidships, there's a large stack housing a sauna, dayhead, separate shower, and a glass-enclosed massage room. Aft of this area, there are storage lockers and firefighting lockers on both port and starboard sides. A covered exterior marble dining table for eight guests is situated aft of the massage room, accompanied by a full bar and three bar stools to starboard.

Amidships, there's a large Jacuzzi dip-pool with stairs leading down to the boat deck on the port side. A spacious, full-beam movable settee is positioned aft, accompanied by a pop-up 42” TV for watching movies under the stars. Additionally, there are two three-seater couches and two comfortable chairs.

Remarkably, the furniture can be rearranged to convert the area into a large helicopter landing pad with fixing points and removable railings at the aft section. The helicopter tiedowns are currently repurposed as poles for the three-section sun awning.

Forward of the wheelhouse is a second exterior semi-circular seating area with a table, providing a quiet retreat away from the group. Ahead of this seating area is a walkway leading to the foredeck, where two anchor windlasses and a hatch to the anchor locker are located, storing extra fenders and lines. The foredeck also houses a 3,000lbs SWL rescue crane on the port side, two sets of wave runner chocks, and space in the center for a 15ft tender. A bosun’s store is situated in the forward part of the superstructure, along with air-handling units and crew escape hatches.

Moving aft, the wheelhouse features port and starboard bridge wings control stations, with stairs on either side leading down to the main deck. Inside the wheelhouse, there are two leather sofas and a helmsman’s position, along with two desks (port & starboard) and a spacious chart table amidships, serving as ample workstations and the ship’s office for the Chief Officer and Chief Stewardess.

Having dedicated workspaces for the crew sets STARFIRE apart from other yachts in her size range and contributes to crew longevity. The Captain’s cabin, located to starboard, includes a queen-size bed for two crew members, a desk with dual monitors displaying navigational equipment and CCTV cameras.

In the Pilothouse, there are two desks adjacent to each other, one for the Chief Officer and one for the Chief Stewardess

On the port side behind the bridge is the upper pantry, equipped with two refrigerators, a coffee machine, sink, and dishwasher, with an internal crew stairwell leading to the lower pantry. A door aft of the upper pantry leads to the upper foyer, providing access to the VIP Cabin, top deck, main deck foyer, or upper salon.

The VIP queen cabin, known as the "room with the view," is located to starboard and boasts two large windows with blackout shades, a queen-sized bed, a desk, and a small couch under the windows. Its ensuite bathroom features a bathtub and a beautiful stainless steel shell sink.

Adjacent to the VIP cabin, the upper foyer leads to a vast upper deck salon spanning the yacht's full width, featuring a fireplace, spacious seating, and a fully equipped wet bar. Glass sliding doors open to a fully enclosed formal upper dining area with a large table for 10 guests, allowing plenty of natural daylight and offering an option for al-fresco dining.

The upper aft deck is equipped with a davit for storing toys during extensive sea passages and in normal guest operations offers a spacious dining area with a teak table and chairs, accommodating up to twelve. Moreover, a discreetly concealed slide box with a comfortable cushion atop it is present, along with two teak chairs tucked into a cozy nook by the flagpole and storage lockers around the perimeter of the deck.  Stairways provide access to the sundeck and lead down to the aft deck on the port side.


Descending from the upper foyer is a comfortable staircase leading to the lower foyer, where you'll find a door to the starboard main deck for greeting guests when docked on the starboard side. Adjacent to the staircase is an elegant dayhead featuring a delicate gold sink.

The Owner’s cabin, situated directly forward of the staircase, boasts a sitting room furnished with two comfortable chairs and a roll-top desk. A 42-inch TV, enclosed in a picture frame, and a wet bar are also provided in this space. Double doors from the sitting room lead to the full-width master cabin, characterized by large oval windows with blackout shades. The master cabin features a California king bed centrally positioned facing forward, with a pop-up TV at the foot of the bed. On the port side, there's a lounging chair with an ottoman, along with a vanity equipped with power outlets. The starboard side offers a chair and dresser for additional garments. Before entering the bathroom on either side, there are two large closets, which can be locked to secure the owner's personal items during charters. The master bathroom spans the full beam, featuring a large bathtub at the centerline and a spacious shower accessible from either side. Her side of the bathroom includes a sink, enclosed lavatory with a bidet, and an escape door to the bosun's locker, while his side features a sink and enclosed lavatory. The ensuite is tastefully designed with honey onyx, gold sinks, and fixtures.

From the main foyer, there is access to the lower pantry and a stairwell leading to the crew mess. The lower pantry is well-equipped with storage cabinets, a sink, ample counter space, dishwasher, fridge, and icemaker. A door from the main pantry leads to the main dining room, situated just forward on the port side. The galley, adjacent to the lower pantry, features an island-style cook space with an induction top and two ovens. With two sinks and generous space, it accommodates two chefs working simultaneously. Three large fridges and one smaller deep produce fridge provide ample storage, and a large window and desk enhance the workspace for the culinary team.

Moving aft from the main deck guest entrance lobby, you'll find the formal dining room, adorned with a marble circular table for 12 guests and a pre-Lalique chandelier. Surrounding the room are cabinets made of cherry and Lacewood for storage and marble countertops for service. The formal dining room connects, via beautifully-etched pocket glass doors, to the main salon, featuring a full wet bar aft to port. Seating includes two three-person couches forward and aft, two chairs starboard, and two comfortable chairs with ottomans on the port side. A 50-inch pop-up TV is located on the starboard side. The overheads are a stacked beige pattern, and the floors are a stained wood with an Asian rug. A marble stairway to starboard leads down to the guest cabins, while sliding glass doors open from white marble to a covered teak aft deck with seating for up to 14 guests at the dining table, which can be converted into a low coffee table. Aft of the sliding doors, countertops and storage lockers are situated on both port and starboard sides. The walkaround decks provide access to cleaning and fire lockers. Fueling can be done from the main deck at three locations: port, starboard, or aft. An open staircase to port leads down to the swimming platform/lazarette with a stern folding door, and a stairwell leads to the bridge deck aft.

The swim deck boasts a large hydraulic stern door that folds down effortlessly and turns into a swim platform. Ample storage can be found in the aft cupboards, along with a convenient day head and shower. On the starboard side of the platform, an open shower provides the perfect spot for rinsing off salt before heading indoors. This deck offers plenty of space for sunbathing or facilitating the loading and unloading of guests from the Tender.

Descending from the main deck salon down the guest stairs reveals a spacious foyer. Equipped with a small fridge and countertop, this area is ideal for serving coffee and morning bites. The two aft cabins on this level are identical, each featuring queen beds, a day couch, and a desk. Marble showers and sinks add a touch of luxury to the bathrooms, while ample closet and drawer space ensure convenience. The forward two cabins are furnished with twin beds and one fold-down pullman in each room. These cabins also feature small desks and bathrooms with marble showers and sinks. Large portlights offer stunning ocean views, and 30-inch TVs provide entertainment in all four rooms.

Taking the stairway from the main pantry leads to the crew mess and lounge, a remarkable space for a 54m yacht. The crew enjoys a spacious dining area accommodating up to 14 crew members, complete with its own microwave, stove, oven, and dishwasher. Additionally, there's a comfortable sitting area on the port side where seven crew members can relax on the couch and watch TV. The two spaces are separated by cabinetry and storage, with large portlights and CCTV monitors enhancing functionality. This setup contributes to STARFIRE's excellent crew longevity, providing ample space for the crew to spread out and unwind.

All crew accommodation is situated forward, featuring five double bunk bed cabins and a chief engineer’s cabin with twin beds and a pullman bunk. The Chief Officer's cabin is equipped with a large desk and workspace. At the end of the crew hallway, an escape hatch leads to the foredeck, while a storage area and access to the bow thruster compartment can be found under the forward crew stairs.

Descending one deck lower to the tank deck reveals a large drink fridge, walk-in fridge, freezer, and dry storage pantry. The ship’s laundry facility is equipped with three Miele washers, three dryers, ample counter space, and a Laurastar ironing board.

Direct access from the crew stairs leads to the engine room via the sound-shielded control room. The control room provides space for two engineers and a well-appointed desk workstation. The engine room itself is exceptionally spacious and thoughtfully laid out and had a full repaint in 2024.


Engine Type:  (2) Deutz SBV 6M 628 diesels @ 1,573 Hp each (35800 hours on engines, 2000 since 12,000 hour service)

Gearboxes for Main Engines: (2) ZF Bw755 with 2.235:1 ratio

Drive: (2) 5-blade propellers

Output: 380/220V/110V/3 Phase/50 Hz


  • (2) 160 kW Caterpillar 3306B (Port 2405 SMOH - Stbd 3500 SMOH)
  • 80 kW Caterpillar 3304 (Mid 4500 SMOH)

Generator Fuel Consumption: 640 liters/169 US gal per day

Shore Power: 

  • (1) 127.5 kW Asea power systems New 2021
  • 228 amps – 4440/380V/3 Phase/50 Hz


  • (12) 24V DC 6,000A/hr (500A/hr each) Service
  • (2) 24V DC 400A/hr (200A/hr each) Radio & Navigation
  • (3) Mastervolt battery chargers




  • (1) Seatel 6012 KU
  • Seatel 4006 KA
  • (1) Iridium Larsthrane LT-3100S

Telephone System: (1) GrandStream IP with phones in all living areas

SSB:  Furuno FS1570 MF/HF SSB and DSC


  • (1) Sailor 6222 VHF DSC
  • (2) Sailor C401 VHF radios
  • (2) Sailor H410 remote control unit
  • (2) West Marine handheld VHF radios
  • (3) Icom GMDSS IC-GM1600E
  • (1) Motorola Repeater
  • (6) Motorola UHF SL2600
  • (4) Motorola UHF SL300
  • (1) Motorola UHF SL7550

Intercom: (4) Vingtor (wheelhouse, engine room control room and emergency steering position)




  • (1) X-Band Furuno FR2100 ARPA (96 mile)
  • (1) S-Band Furuno  FR2130S ARPA (96 mile)

Gyrocompass: (1) Anschutz Gyrostar II

Magnetic Compass: (1) C-Plath New 2023

Auto Pilot: (1) C-Plath Navipilot V with Sperry Navitwin IV compass monitor

Depth Sounder: 

  • (1) Furuno FCV585
  • (1) Brooks & Gatehouse Hydra II
  • GPS: (2) Furuno GPS GP170 New 2022
  • Weather FAX: (1) Furuno Nav Tex NX500 New 2022

Ships Computer: 

  • (2) 2TB Z-Drive Server
  • (13) Ruckus Wireless points throughout the yacht
  • (1) Dell Mini PC


  • (1) HP Ofiice JetPro 902 SE
  • (1) HP Pro 901 all in one (Master)
  • (1) Epson 2850 all in one ECR

Chart Plotter: 

  • (1) Transas
  • (2) Furuno MU190 HD Screens
  • (2) Navigation computers

Wind/Speed Log:

  • (1) Sperry Naviknot 0098-15
  • (1) Brooks & Gatehouse Hydra 2 multifunction units (speed, distance, depth, etc)



  • Audio/Video Equipment


  • (1) Elan speakers
  • (4) JL Audio Speakers
  • Samsung 42” TV on lift
  • IPAD RTI Remote


  • (2) Elan speakers
  • IPAD RTI Remote


  • RTI Controller with AppleTV
  • Sony DVD 4K
  • IPAD RTI Remote

SKYLOUNGE AFT DECK: (4) Elan speakers


  • Onkyo dual zone AVR
  • Samsung 30” TV on lift
  • Apple TV
  • Sonny DVD 4K
  • Samsung 50” LCD TV
  • IPAD RTI Remote


  • LG 30” TV


  • DENON AM/FM DVD CD surround sound receiver
  • (2) Samsung 30” TV’s
  • DVD Player
  • AppleTV
  • Nav and CCTV feed
  • (4) Bose Speakers 
  • IPAD RTI control
  • Apple Computer


  • Sony AM/FM/CD player and receiver
  • Elan speakers

FOYER: (2) Elan speakers


  • (2) Elan speakers
  • IPAD RTI Remote

GALLEY: Sony AM/FM/CD player and receiver


  • Denon Dual Zone AVR
  • Samsung 42” 4k TV
  • Sony DVD
  • iPad RTI Remote
  • (4) Elan Speakers


  • Samsung 30” TV
  • (5) Elan Speakers
  • IPAD RTI Remote

MASTER HEAD: (2) Elan overhead speakers

DINING SALON:  (4)Elan overhead speakers


  • Sony DVD Player
  • Marantz AVR
  • Samsung 50” TV
  • IPAD RTI Remote


  • IPAD RTI Remote
  • (4) Sonance speakers

SWIM PLATFORM:             

  • (2) Elan speakers
  • IPAD RTI Remote

(4) LOWER GUEST STATEROOMS:               

  • (4) Sony DVD Players
  • (4) Samsung 30” TV’s
  • (8) Elan Speakers

CREW LOUNGE:                 

  • Denon AVR
  • Samsung 32” TV
  • Sony 32” TV
  • (2) Viewsonic CCTV Screens
  • IPAD RTI Remote

(6) CREW STATEROOMS:         

  • (6) Sony AM/FM/CD players and receivers
  •  (1) Samsung 30” TV

LAUNDRY ROOM:         

  • Sony AM/FM/CD player and receiver
  • (2) Sony speakers

CENTRAL RACK:           

  • (1) RTI control processor
  • RTI Audio Distribution system 16 zone
  • Kerio NG500 Controller
  • MAC mini Music and Video Player
  • (2) Araknis Network controller
  • HP Laptop for remote accsess
  • Buffalo Storage 4TB
  • Ruckus Zone controller

Anchor Windlass System: (2) Leroy Somer FMV 2306AS electric

Aft Warping Capstans: (2) Electric

Anchors: (2) 895lb/406kg

Anchor Chain: 2 x 5 shackles/451ft/137.5m X 18mm

Boat Crane and Davits: 

  • Nautical Structures hydraulic gantry (boat deck)
  • Nautical Structures hydraulic (foredeck)

Passerelle: Nautical Structures hydraulic

Side-boarding ladder: Marquip Ladder configurable to 8, 10, or 12 steps, and can be mounted at either the port or starboard midships embarkation doors.

Swimming Platform: Hydraulic stern door with lazarette and fresh water shower.


  • Speich window wipers
  • CMV Sauna TE-TDP25

Helicopter Pad: With fixing points and foam firefighting installation & fire hydrant.

Jacuzzi Dip Pool: Located on aft sundeck

Deck Furniture: Sun loungers, chairs, tables, etc.


  • True fitness treadmill
  • True Fitness elliptical

Air Conditioning: Bitzer – 3 compressors New 2019


CCTV System: Hikvision CCTV system New 2019

Cameras: (9), (2) Sundeck, (2) Bridge deck aft (2) Side decks, (2) Engine room and aft deck

Monitors: (4) CCTV, crew dining, captain cabin, crew salon and bridge. Also networked to select computers


  • (1) Hikvision Digital Time Elapse security video recorder
  • Intrusion alarm system on all doors and openings



Fire Control System:

  • Hi Fog suppression system
  • (11) Fire hoses and nozzles
  • (9) Fire hydrants

Fire Extinguishers:

  • (6) 6 kg handheld
  • (23) 2kg Dry powder handheld
  • (12) 4.5kg dry powder handheld
  • (7) 6.7kg handheld


  • (3) BA’s with 6 spare bottles
  • Fire ax
  • Signal lamp
  • (2) Engine room intake remote shutdowns
  • (2) Engine room fan shutdowns
  • (2) Engine room ventilation exhaust shutdowns
  • Full Flare Kit
  • Ship’s whistle
  • Strobe light
  • Backup air compressor (not a dive compressor)
  • Fixed emergency fire pump
  • Self-contained diesel powered bilge/fire pump
  • Offshore Remote fuel shutoffs for day tanks
  • Full set of porthole safety covers
  • Watertight cover for lazarette entrance
  • Fire blanket
  • Smoke and Fire Alarms
  • (2) Line throwers
  • Smoke and fire alarms
  • Full GMDSS electronics
  • Dual running lights
  • Not under command lights
  • Towing lights
  • Helicopter deck with fire hydrant, hose and foam fire extinguisher


  • Autroprime BS-60 fire detection system, new 2019
  • Allen Bradley computerized monitoring system (tank levels, engine temperatures, pressures, etc.)
  • (3) Uniproget back-up alarm systems (wheelhouse, crew mess and Engineer’s cabin)



Life Rafts:

  • (2) 25 man
  • 2x 10 Man
  • 1x 6 Man

Life Jackets:

  • (36) Adult
  • (6) Children’s
  • (6) Life Buoys plus (2) Spares

Life Rings: (6)


Flares: Full kit

Medical Equipment: 

  • Stretcher
  • Trauma first aid kit













Cooking Equipment:

  • MKN Island with oven, 8-plate (4 induction)
  • Deep fat fryer
  • Leventi Combimat oven
  • MNK oven


  • (1) Frigit refrigerator
  • (3) Baratta AFN-51P refrigerators
  • Frigit walk-in fridge / freezer

Dishwasher: Miele Dishwasher


  • Baratta extraction hood
  • Kitchen-Aid food mixer
  • Ninja Blender
  • SousVide Supreme Chamber Vac
  • Pacojet
  • Poly Science Vacuum sealer
  • Robot Coupe R301 food mixer
  • (1) Scotsman AC55 icemaker


Cooking Equipment:                                

  • (1) Menumaster microwave
  • (1) Miele Classic oven

Refrigeration/Freezer: (1) Miele K324 refrigerator


  • (1) Hoshizaki icemaker
  • (1) Miele extraction hood
  • (1) Miele dishwasher
  • Waste disposal unit
  • Watson’s fresh drinking water dispenser


Cooking Equipment: (1) Miele M626EG microwave


  • Frigit refrigerators (lower deck)
  • (2) Miele K316 refrigerators (main pantry & main salon)
  • (2) Custom drink refrigerators (sundeck & upper salon)
  • (1) Hoshizaki Drink Fridge
  • (1) Indel drinks refrigerator (guest lobby)


  • Miele GG07 dishwasher (main pantry)
  • Bosch mini bar (Owner’s study)
  • (1) Euro Cave Classic wine cooler/store (main pantry)
  • (2) Hoshizaki water and ice dispenser (upper & lower pantry)
  • (3) Hoshizaki Cube Star Icemakers (upper & main salon, Sundeck)
  • (1) La Cimbali M21 espresso machine (upper pantry)
  • Coffee grinder (upper pantry)
  • (1) Miele Dishwasher (upper pantry)
  • (3) Bars (sundeck, upper salon and main salon with sinks)
  • Vitamix Blender
  • Sodastream
  • Ninja Coffee maker


Main Laundry Equipment:

  • (3) Miele Plus washing machines
  • (3) Miele PT7136 Plus drying machines
  • (1) Laura Star steam iron
  • 4.57m/15ft Nautica Tender
  • Waterslide
  • 2x 2-person Waverunners
  • 2x Seabobs
  • Flyboard
  • 4x 2-person Kayaks
  • 2x Stand-up Paddleboards
  • Floating raft
  • Wakeboard
  • Wakeskate
  • Wake surfboard
  • Water-skis
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Fishing Equipment
177' 2"(54m) 1997
Motor Yacht
$15,490,000 USD