PHOTOS: courtesy Camper & Nicholsons
It is rare to find a megayacht whose original owner remains her only owner three decades following delivery. Nonetheless, this is exactly the case with Lady Moura. A familiar face in Monaco’s famed Port Hercules, and one of the world’s largest yachts, she recently went up for sale for the first time. Brokers and buyers are getting a look inside Lady Moura in person next week—but we can give you a look now.
Listed via Camper & Nicholsons for $125 million, the 344-footer (105-meter), with a volume of 6,359 gross tons, was astoundingly large for her era. At the time of her delivery in 1990, “big” megayachts weren’t even half her LOA, in fact. Additionally, most were still beneath the 500-gross-ton mark. Further trailblazing, this Blohm+Voss delivery boasted features that few, if any, other yachts had until more recent decades. For instance, Lady Moura has a beach club, outfitted with a bar. Fittingly, the accompanying wine display is as elegant as the Tiffany lamps in the seating area (below). As yet another example, the yacht has a dedicated tender garage. She has fold-down balconies, too, some including deployable stairways straight to the water.
A look inside Lady Moura also reveals 52,829 square feet (4,908 square meters) of lush lounges, dining areas, staterooms, and more. Specifically, 13 staterooms accommodate an owner’s party of 26. A dedicated guest elevator makes it easier to get to areas such as the cinema, the spa, and the gym. Besides these, the owner has a private study, which can handle a meeting with several people if needed. Also if needed, two medical facilities are onboard. On a happier note, though, a bakery is onboard as well.
Outside, meanwhile, Lady Moura has a good-size private pool (below) away from prying eyes. Sitting on the uppermost deck, a.k.a. the recreational deck, it lays beneath a retractable roof. Elsewhere among her seven decks, the yacht has cozy seating areas, again arranged for privacy. Large lounging areas, meanwhile, are for the full guest complement to gather together.
Carrying a crew of 65, Lady Moura holds a few more fascinating facts. Firstly, the original intention was an LOA of 407 feet (124 meters). Therefore, refit lengthening potential is more feasible if so desired. Equally noteworthy, according to Arne Ploch, a senior broker at Camper & Nicholsons, “a recent pre-purchase survey confirmed that she corresponds to a yacht aged between five and 10 years.” Part of this is due to low engine hours and private-only use—but also, of course, the work of the crew and the desire of the owner.
Camper & Nicholsons is booking in-person and virtual tours starting April 19.
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