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.
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.
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.
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 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.