New to the global pre-owned superyacht inventory is this unique, and very large, cat with proa architecture. Named Asean Lady, this yacht was custom-built by Yantai Raffles shipyard and completed in 2004 for Malaysian-Chinese investor and Cardiff City FC owner Vincent Tan. Tan has tagged it at €30.5 million through Raffles Yacht, which converts to about $34.5 million at current rates.
The 289-foot craft features an outrigger design; the surf-resistant asymmetrical catamaran is inspired by traditional watercraft of the Pacific Islands. This yacht got a nod from Showboats International in 2005 for most innovative motor yacht, and its design allows for an extraordinary sense of openness in its interiors.
The living spaces of Asean Lady accumulate into a pleasantly meandering series, with glossy wood and bamboo paneling, cabinetry and accents that lend warmth and atmosphere in keeping with the geographical spirit of its design inspiration. There’s a fair degree of grace as ornament, with the curving bar in the main salon an especially relevant example of the living style’s more gentle design flourishes.
There are eight cabins on board Asean Lady for owners, guests and VIPs, as well as crew accommodations; she sleeps up to 22 guests and can berth 18 hired hands. She cruises at 12 knots, and has top speed of 15; a thruster can bring her top speed to 22 knots if needed.
Tan’s net worth is around $1 billion.