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.