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News: Superyacht Lady Moura Celebrates Her Twentieth Anniversary

January 31, 2010 by Superyacht News
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Superyacht Lady Moura built by the German, Hamburg based shipyard of Blohm+Voss, celebrates her twentieth anniversary in 2010. In 1991, the ship had generated high curiosity amongst the yacht builders with reference to her tonnage, the size of her crew, her length, her ownership, and her building expenditure. Even at the first Monaco Yacht Show in 1991, the ship was kept under wraps while the onlookers expected it to be there on display. Today, one can view the photos of the beauty with just the click of the mouse on the computers. It is reported to be having 120000 hits on Google with an individual Wikipedia page and a separate fan website.

There were many rumors floating in the yacht world with respect to Lady Moura. But the yard was bound by contracts and so decided not to reveal any vital information about the ship. Formerly known as n° 954 project, the ship was only advertised in few of the magazines by Blohm+Voss with an image of Lady Moura during sea trials and a caption of her LOA of 105 meters. Gradually, they began disclosing some details like her width – 18.5 meters, draught of 5.5 meters.

Superyacht Moura is powered by two 6868HP Deutz-MWM TBD510BV12 diesels and can move at a speed of more than 20 knots. The interiors are designed by the Italian Luigi Sturchio who has earlier worked on the popular Nabila, Chamar and Airwaves too. The in house department of Blohm+Voss was responsible for the naval architecture of the ship.

There are no confirmed reports about her luxurious interiors. However, unofficially the yacht is learned to be having a 59 ft dining table on board designed by Viscount Linley. Featuring seven decks, the magnificent yacht has a clean hull with all tenders, anchors and other parts kept behind hydraulic doors. The lay out of the superstructure was not much in the news. However, there is an indoor swimming pool with a roof that slides open on the top deck. The owner can make himself comfortable in the deck below the bridge deck which consists of a large owner suite with a private aft balcony behind the central staircase. Ahead of the main staircase, there are several apartments where the owner’s family can be accommodated.

Providing permanent residence to the owner’s family, Lady Moura functions round the year. Rarely does the yacht move towards Germany for visiting her builders. Most of the time, the yacht is sailing near Monaco or Palma and makes trips around the northern parts of the Mediterranean.

The superstructure has two chase boats for going onshore namely the Mangusta 92 Little Saf and Little Sarah – the 100 ft DeBirs. Other alternative available could be a helicopter – a Sikorsky S-76B, which is a permanent feature on board. Beach club is a unique feature visible when the ship is at anchor. It is built from port to starboard with large hydraulic platforms which fold down from the hull of the yacht. For safer swimming areas, the yacht also consists of shark nets. The admirers of the yacht can surely look for its photographs on the net to know more about it.

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