Nishii-Zosen motor yacht Lady A for sale
by Malcolm Maclean
The 55 metre motor yacht Lady A has been listed for sale by Alex Koersvelt at Edmiston & Company.
Formerly named Southern Cross III, she was built with a GRP hull and aluminium superstructure by Japan’s Nishii-Zosen yard to a design by Sterling Yachts and Jon Bannenberg with delivery in 1986. Formerly owned by the late Australian billionaire Alan Bond, Lady A is one of the best known and easily recognised superyachts in the world.
A recent 10-month refit at Burgess Marine in the UK included an extension of the aft end of the upper deck and a comprehensive interior refit so that she is now in the best shape of her life and ready for her new owner. Her redesigned sundeck now features vast sunbathing areas, a seated bar, Jacuzzi spa and sun awnings.
Lady A is ABS classed and has a grand interior that was designed to impress, accommodating up to 12 guests in six cabins consisting of a master suite, VIP suite, three doubles and a twin, all with en-suite bathroom facilities.
The stunning aft deck lounge area, which is accessed via a grand central staircase from the main deck level, has circular seating with tables to port and starboard, a large al fresco circular dining table with seating for up to 12 and a full wet bar. Entering the saloon of this yacht for sale from the aft deck, there is seating to starboard with a faux bookcase to port. The focal point of this saloon is the formal wet bar to port, with bar stools. Forward and the observation saloon is split across two decks with three distinct seating areas and 180 degree panoramic views.
Twin 1,950hp Caterpillar diesel engines give her a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 10.2 knots and she is fitted with Quantum zero speed stabilisers.
Lying in the South of France, Lady A is asking €14 million.