Price cut on expedition yacht Asteria at Worth Avenue Yachts
by Malcolm MacLean
Asteria was built by Greece’s Anastassiades yard and delivered in 1970 as an ocean going salvage tug. She was converted in 2000/2002 by Northport Engineering in New Zealand into a world-cruising expedition yacht. A large saloon has comfortable seating and a 72-inch 3D television screen with surround sound plus a formal dining area for 12.
Accommodation is for 12 guests including a master suite on the upper deck with an adjoining dressing room and a private study. On the main deck, two of the four double staterooms with queen size beds can be converted into twins, and there is a further twin cabin, all with en suite facilities.
Her dedicated heli-deck can accommodate medium size helicopters for up to six or seven passengers such as the Eurocopter B3 and B4, and Bell 407. A single 1,850hp Caterpillar engine gives Asteria an enormous range of 6,000 nautical miles and she is fitted with Quantum zero-speed stabilisers.
Lying in Imperia, Italy, Asteria is down from $14,995,000 to $11,500,000.