At her launch, Lady Moura was the most expensive and innovative yacht in the world. A true statement of success at a 105M, and as private yacht built by Blohm & Voss. She registered as the ninth largest yacht ever built in an era when clients of royal status were nearly the only people capable of considering such an opulent yacht. Coupled with the most innovative systems and engineering, Lady Moura set a new standard in yachting, earning her the modern accolade of the original superyacht.
Offered for sale by the original owner, and on the market for the first time, Lady Moura is truly a standout superyacht. Commissioned by a team of experts who paid meticulous attention to every detail, she bears only the finest finishes, most luxurious lifestyle features, and exudes extravagance from every angle, highlighted by her famously gold-plated nameplate.
Serving as a private family residence, Lady Moura has been maintained to the ultimate standard, so much so that continuous improvements have negated the need for major refits with largest yard period to date being a seven-month period at her original builders, Blohm + Voss, in 2017. Built to Lloyds Classification and delivered in 1990, this incredible yacht is 6,359GT. She has a phenomenal range in excess of 8,000nm at full cruising speed of 17knots, easily surpassing that of most modern superyachts. Recent upgrades in 2018/19 included her generators and engines being rebuilt, new teak decks, refurbished crew and technical spaces, and the new hull paint, which was applied in 2017, still glistens. Lady Moura also has an advanced remote monitoring system which allows for condition-based maintenance, real time troubleshooting and support, and she has an extremely low operating expense for a yacht of her stature.
Lady Moura lead the way for many innovative design elements and, in many ways, continues to do so today. Her balconies off the beach club and side boarding platforms, were an engineering first and transformed the way an owner could access and the water. Additional design highlights include: hydraulic operated shell ports, doors, flaps, roofs, gangways and cranes delivering effortless operation and optimum guest comfort. Most equipment is hidden behind these hydraulically operated doors to achieve an uncluttered, streamlined look - that includes tenders, anchors and even navigation lights.
Conceived specifically as a haven for the family to spend time together, but also to serve as a platform for important social engagements, Lady Moura dedicates one of her seven decks exclusively to family living. Along with the opulent full beam owner’s suite on this deck, are six cabins exclusively for use by family members, culminating in a total of 2,600sq.m of private chambers. She can accommodate up to 26 guests in total and provides quarters for a complement of 72 crew and staff - a highly desirable crew to guest ratio for a new owner seeking the ultimate levels of service and comfort.
Lady Moura’s resplendent interior was designed by the Italian-born Luigi Sturchio. From inviting lounges with deep cushioned sofas to regal dining rooms and palatial staterooms with en suites finished in marble, every aspect of the design uses indulgently tactile finishes and the furnishings have been chosen with great consideration for functionality, without impinging on aesthetic.
Lady Moura’s incredible volume allows for an impressive number of onboard amenities. She boasts: a helipad, movie theatre / disco with DJ room, gym, owner’s study and medical suites for both owner/guests and crew. There are also two galleys aboard, one for the owner and one for the crew both equipped with the finest commercial-grade appliances, a bakery and separate owner/crew laundry facilities.
One of Lady Moura’s most notable features is the recreational deck featuring an indoor pool, gym and spa with sauna. The pool is covered by a retractable roof that allows usage to be optimized in all conditions.
The beach club also deserves a special mention. Positioned midships with balconies both port and starboard, this lounge at the water’s edge offers easy access to and from the ocean.
In addition to this, Lady Moura has six hydraulic gangways (when alongside or stern-to) and 2 entrances ensuring a safe and seamless transition from tender to mother ship in any sea condition.
The tenders themselves, including a large Boston Whaler, waterski boat and a landing craft, are stowed midships behind hydraulically operated doors.
Lady Moura is a unique purchase proposition. The significant role she has played in the superyacht industry has afforded her a status that is assured for years to come. Her new owner will not only be acquiring a superyacht of premium pedigree, but be continuing a legacy of luxury and splendor.