“World’s first superyacht” goes on sale

Commissioned by billionaire Saudi Arabian businessman Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid, superyacht Lady Moura reportedly cost $200m to build and is on sale for the first time in 30 years after a refurbishment

Lady Moura reportedly cost $200m to build and was dubbed the “world’s first superyacht” when launched in 1990
Lady Moura reportedly cost $200m to build and was dubbed the “world’s first superyacht” when launched in 1990 | Image: Courtesy of Camper & Nicholsons International

At 105m (344ft) long, with 13 cabins, seven decks, an indoor swimming pool and an onboard bakery, Lady Moura was dubbed “the world’s first superyacht” at her launch in 1990 – and now she’s up for sale for the first time in 30 years.

The superyacht has its own helipad, and can accommodate 26 guests and a crew of 72
The superyacht has its own helipad, and can accommodate 26 guests and a crew of 72 | Image: Courtesy of Camper & Nicholsons International
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Commissioned by billionaire Saudi Arabian businessman Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid, Lady Moura was the ninth largest yacht ever built when she left Germany’s Blohm+Voss shipyard, heralding a sea change in which such ostentatious vessels moved from being owned almost exclusively by royalty to becoming the essential accessories of the world’s freshly minted billionaires.

One of the sun decks
One of the sun decks | Image: Courtesy of Camper & Nicholsons International
The indoor swimming pool
The indoor swimming pool | Image: Courtesy of Camper & Nicholsons International

Offering a remarkable 8,000 nautical mile range at a 17-knot cruising speed, the steel-hulled ship can accommodate 26 guests and a crew of 72, with the master Royal Suite extending across the entirety of the 62ft beam and boasting a marble bathroom and sumptuous dining and seating areas. It forms part of a private deck dedicated to “family living” that incorporates six cabins and alone covers an area of 2,600sq m.

The cinema room
The cinema room | Image: Courtesy of Camper & Nicholsons International
The saloon area
The saloon area | Image: Courtesy of Camper & Nicholsons International

A centrally positioned “beach club” space allows easy ingress to the sea, while other entertainment includes a large fully equipped gym, a spa with Jacuzzi, plunge pool and sauna, a disco with a dedicated DJ’s room, a large movie theatre and a dining room equipped with an 18-seat table. There is, of course, a helipad and garaging for multiple tenders – including a large Boston Whaler – plus a brace of “medical suites” for when something goes amiss.

The dining room is equipped with an 18-seat table
The dining room is equipped with an 18-seat table | Image: Courtesy of Camper & Nicholsons International
One of the suites
One of the suites | Image: Courtesy of Camper & Nicholsons International

The 6,350-tonne ship returned to Blohm+Voss in 2017 for a seven-month refurbishment, which included a complete hull repaint, engine refurbishment and new teak decks. She’s now ready for the summer and looking for her second owner. Broker Camper & Nicholsons states that the price of Lady Moura is on application only, but anyone looking for a ball-park figure could start with the fact that she is reputed to have cost more than $200m to build.

The “beach club” space provides access to the sea
The “beach club” space provides access to the sea | Image: Courtesy of Camper & Nicholsons International
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