One of the most famous and iconic megayachts in modern-day history is on the market for the first time. The original owner of the nearly 30-year-old Lady Moura have decided to list her for sale.
From the day of her delivery in 1990 from Blohm + Voss straight through to now, Lady Moura has impressed with her sheer size. She comes in at 343’10” (104.85 meters), which made her one of the 10 largest yachts in the world at launch. (On a related side note, although the commissioning cost was never disclosed, Camper & Nicholsons, her central-listing agent, claims she was the most expensive, too.) Even today, Lady Moura remains among the top 50 largest yachts in the world.
More impressive, though, the yacht incorporated unheard of features for her time. Take, for instance, her multiple opening balconies and side boarding platforms at the water level. Six additional hydraulic gangways are aboard. Also consider she conceals her tenders, ranging from a Boston Whaler to a landing craft, behind shell doors. Along the same lines, a lot of equipment stays concealed behind hydraulically opening hatches—including navigation lights.
The creature comforts aboard Lady Moura have remained the private domain of the owner’s family and business associates since delivery. However, due to the sale, many of the features are now being publicized. She has a movie theater/dance club with a DJ booth, for example, as well as medical suites. Only a select few people have ever seen her indoor pool, along with the gym and sauna-equipped spa on her recreational deck. The pool, by the way, has a retractable roof, for all-weather use. And, even though we think of beach clubs as a 21st-century relaxation area, Lady Moura has had her own since day one. It includes port and starboard balconies, too.
This 6,359-gross-ton megayacht, kept well maintained by her original owner, reserves one of seven decks for family time. Six guest staterooms join the full-beam master suite here, encompassing 27,986 square feet (2,600 square meters). Twelve more guests get staterooms aboard Lady Moura, all with marble en suite baths, of course. A total of 72 crew and staff get cabins, meanwhile, creating an enviable crew-to-guest ratio.
Finally, and further enviable, Lady Moura boasts a reported 8,000-nautical-mile range at a 17-knot cruising speed. Between her last major refit in 2017 and technical upgrades over the past year, her systems should be in shipshape. Pricing is upon request.
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