The Lady Moura superyacht, which has been a fixture in Port Hercule for many years, is up for sale through Camper & Nicholson.

“She is in perfect condition for a yacht built over 30 years ago, with the advantage of having an in-house engineering team who have taken care of her day-to-day maintenance. Lloyds surveyors confirm that the condition of the boat corresponds to a yacht that left the yard five to 10 years ago,” said Arne Ploch of the yacht brokerage company. Her crew of up to 65 persons has maintained the vessel in great shape.

Lady Moura was built in 1990 for Saudi businessman Nasser al-Rashid, now 82, and is available for sale for $125 million. Built by Blohm & Voss, she cost $200 million at the time of her launch and is now the world’s 23rd largest private yacht.

The yacht is a palace of great luxury. Her eight-metre long principal dining table has been used only three times in 30 years and she is bigger than the now-retired Royal Yacht Britannia.

Her name is emblazoned in gold, In terms of engineering, the superlatives are equally impressive. The vessel could sail from Monaco to Singapore without refuelling. She is credited with being the world’s first superyacht, in part thanks to facilities such as beach clubs and boat garages.

The yacht served as home in Monaco for al-Rashid’s nine children.

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