Football club owner’s asymmetrical superyacht for sale
The 88.15-metre asymmetrical catamaran named Asean Lady is on the market with an asking price of €30,500,000. The current owner, Cardiff City football club owner Vincent Tan, has put the unique superyacht on the market with the Raffles Yacht Group.
Delivered in 2004, Asean Lady has been based in Asia since her launch and is currently lying in Langkawi, Malaysia.
Inspired by the design of a Proa – a bamboo outrigger canoe used for centuries in the South Pacific, the unusual catamaran design features a helideck, accommodation for 18 guests and a master cabin measuring 160 square metres with a private balcony and office.
As well as turning heads, the yacht’s distinctive asymmetrical shape has a few practical benefits. The Proa shape offers extra space to accommodate all those guests in comfort, and also improves its fuel efficiency: Asean Lady has an impressive range of 10,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots.
The unique Proa 2000 design is also famously stable, and Asean Lady survived a deadly tsunami while anchored off Phuket, Thailand, in December 2004.
The steel vessel was built by Chinese yard Pride Mega Yachts and delivered in 2004 for Brian Chang, CEO of shipyard Yantai Raffles. Designed inside by Brian’s wife Annie, the superyacht is designed for entertaining in the tropical heat of Southeast Asia.
To that end, Asean Lady features plenty of windows, so guests can enjoy the views in comfort during inclement weather.
Asean Lady is powered by a single, 2000hp engine with an azimuth thruster. She also has a 600hp retractable propeller that can power the boat with an additional 7 knots when needed. Unusually, Asean Lady can even manoeuvre sideways by using both the forward and aft drives, which makes berthing and unberthing a breeze.
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All photos: Raffles Yacht Group