The 91-metre Lürssen motor yacht Lady Lara was designed inside and out by Reymond Langton Design and is offered for sale for the first time since her delivery in 2015. She boasts a range of entertainment amenities, including two swimming pools – the largest of which can be transformed into a dancefloor – and a custom surround sound set-up. The second pool is found on the sun deck with a swim-up bar, with a large day bed and sunlounge also on this level. Accommodation is for a total of 16 guests across eight cabins and the master suite is positioned on a dedicated owner's deck. It includes a private exterior terrace accessible from the cabin, a library, his and hers bathrooms and dressing rooms.
The 50 most expensive yachts for sale now
How much does a superyacht cost? The answer is not so simple. Much like a luxury watch or car, the asking price depends on a variety of factors such as age, pedigree and finish, with the largest and newest vessels peaking into the hundreds of millions. To give you a better idea, BOAT International rounds up the 50 most expensive yachts currently listed for sale, starting with Lady Lara...
When Lürssen delivered Pelorus in 2003, the yacht had been christened as the 11th largest in the world and easily the largest yacht to be built by Lürssen at the time. The 114-metre was commissioned by a Saudi businessman who enjoyed a single cruise aboard his new vessel before a new buyer made an offer too good to refuse. The exterior of Pelorus was designed by Tim Heywood, who stocked the yacht with a top deck lido featuring two swimming pools, two helicopter pads and a vast sea-level platform that is revealed by opening the transom. The immense task of designing the interior was carried out by Terence Disdale, who opted to use natural materials wherever possible to maintain a ‘casual’ atmosphere to offset the yacht’s imposing frame. Pelorus can welcome 18 guests with room for an additional 46 crew members.
Lürssen’s 155-metre Al Said is currently the largest yacht on the sales market. Upon her delivery in 2008, the yacht became part of the Oman Royal Yacht Squadron for the personal use of her owner Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said. She was designed by Espen Øino in the style of a classic cruise liner and has an impressive 15,850GT interior designed by Jonathan Quinn Barnett. Information about the yacht has been kept tightly under wraps but it has been reported that can accommodate 150 crew and has a private concert hall, cinema and helipad for her 65 guests to enjoy.
The 2,914GT, 89-metre Oceanco motor yacht Cloud 9 was delivered in 2015 as Infinity and later renamed Cloud 9 following a change in ownership. She is designed by the legendary Espen Øino with an interior by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design. The main deck aft features a five-metre-diameter circular pool with steps on either side leading down to a huge swim platform. Inside on the main deck is a wellness centre with a beauty salon and a gym with a sliding glass wall. The owner's deck lounge turns into a cinema and for celebrations an indoor and outdoor dining aft and an entertainment lounge to move the party inside. There's also a sky lounge, jacuzzi and observation lounge on board.
The 91.5-metre motor yacht Tranquility was the first yacht built to the PYC standard when she was delivered in June 2014 by Oceanco. Tranquility was built by Oceanco in 2014 with interiors penned by Winch Design. Her interior, by Winch Design, is inspired by Asia and includes the use of materials like wenge, gold leaf, bamboo and marble. She is commercially approved to sleep 26 guests, making her a desirable charter yacht. Highlights include a foredeck helipad, a spa and wellness area and a 20-square-metre swimming pool.
The 74-metre motor yacht Aurora was constructed to Lloyd’s classification with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure by German yard Lürssen. Key figures include an impressive volume of 2,113GT split across four decks and a beam of 13.2 metres, while a crew of 22 waits on an owner’s every need. She features an intimate top deck observation lounge with a daybed and lounge with three bar stools forward, while a gym and Jacuzzi are found aft. Up to 16 guests are accommodated in eight well-appointed cabins.
Delivered by Lürssen in 2010, Phoenix 2 was designed inside and out by Winch Design to capture the art deco spirit of New York. Her exterior lines aim to embody the strength of the city’s skyline, finished with a 5.7-metre firebird figurehead that rises up from the bow like the eagles mounted on the Chrysler building. Her interior is finished in regal red, black and opulent gold. Phoenix 2 also features both an indoor and outdoor cinema, three pools, and a custom Steinway grand piano.
Built in steel and aluminium by Turkish yard Yachtley to a design by Alpha Marine, the 80-metre motor yacht Elements is Lloyd's classed and SOLAS compliant, with delivery early in 2019. A gilded interior by Cristiano Gatto welcomes 24 guests in 12 cabins consisting of a master suite, two VIP suites, four doubles and five twins. All cabins aboard this yacht for sale have entertainment centres, Sony television screens and full en-suite bathroom facilities.
The 75.6-metre motor yacht Ebony Shine was built in steel and aluminium by Feadship and delivered in the Netherlands in 2009. She was designed by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects and has an interior by the late Alberto Pinto. Ebony Shine had an extensive 12-month refit in 2016 which saw a number of changes to her interior and exterior. Accommodation comprises seven cabins on the main deck for 14 guests. Features on board include a full spa with sauna, Hamman and massage room as well as a touch-and-go-helipad.
The 90-metre Lürssen superyacht Ice, originally known as Air when it was launched in 2005, made waves for being one of the first superyachts on the water outfitted with electrically-powered Azipod propellers. She was designed by Tim Heywood and sports a minimalist interior by Terence Disdale. Tables and many of the horizontal surfaces were made of limestone, the five bathtubs being carved from solid blocks so large and heavy that the yacht was reportedly built around them. Ice is also one of the first superyachts to have her superstructure positioned further forward than usual, to allow for a large helipad aft.