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49m former salvage tug Asteria for sale

2 February 2023• Written by Nick Jeffery

The 49.4-metre explorer yacht Asteria has been listed for sale with Sean Meagher of Worth Avenue Yachts.

Asteria started life as a salvage tug in 1970 at the Anastassiades & Tsortanides shipyard, before being converted into a luxury explorer yacht in 2002. Exterior design is by Pieter Beeldsnijder.

Asteria is lying in Miami, USA, asking $25,000,000.

The 669GT Asteria was refitted in 2019, going on to win the BOAT International Voyager Award in 2022. Her broker said: "This vessel is designed for pushing past the limits of exclusive expeditions and making dreams become reality. Whether it is exploring the Arctic or cruising the Caribbean, Asteria is equipped for all explorations." She recently travelled back from the Arctic and her logbook includes trips to both the North and South Poles as well as through the legendary Northwest Passage.

Accommodation is for a party of 14 in seven cabins and a crew of up to 22 in 11 cabins. Her new interior blends the feel of a classic vessel but adds a modern twist. The present layout includes a children's cabin adjacent to the master which could be converted into a study. Charles Zana was the architect responsible for the redesign that includes extensive wood panelling and polished floorboards. These are complemented by navy-blue deep-cushioned sofas while rich marble bathrooms give her a comfortable ambience, plenty of natural light flooding in throughout.

The Jacuzzi hot tub on the top deck, shaded by a bimini, along with touch-and-go helipad, claimed to be able to land a 5-tonne helicopter, give her a few superyacht touches. The aft deck dining and lounging spaces are complemented by a bar and the whole vessel has been repainted, ready for her next owner to go on adventures worldwide.

A single 1,850hp Caterpillar 3516B gives the Lloyd's classed explorer yacht for sale a cruising speed of 11 knots topping out at 14 knots and a range of 6,000 nautical miles.

Lying in Miami, USA, Asteria is asking $25,000,000.

Read More/Inside the Arctic adventure of 49m former salvage tug Asteria

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