A mystery billionaire from Dubai has taken delivery of his 387-foot-long superyacht ‘Liva’. Built in Germany, the $250 million vessel features an underwater lounge, a 7-person submarine, and a swimming pool with a liquid marble floor that mimics the sea’s surface.

When a 115-year-old shipyard, Abeking & Rasmussen, launches its largest superyacht ever built, the result is bound to be a head-turner. Meet 387 ft Liva superyacht, testimony to the German shipyard’s expertise. The vessel becomes instantly recognizable owing to a solid, sleek black hull. The exterior and interior work was entrusted to experts at Joseph Dirand Architecture in Paris. Liva appears to be a floating monolith but is, in fact, a carefully crafted combination of classic and contemporary with a hefty infusion of outdoor spaces that render being on a lavish ship enjoyable.

In addition to the black hull, the vessel has other noteworthy elements, like a Neptune Lounge offering unbridled underwater views through a massive 3.40m x 1.30m window. Another impressive addition aboard the $250 million vessel is the 12 x 4-meter pool, which can be elevated and adorned with liquid marble emulating the sea’s surface when raised. There are plenty of areas to enjoy the surroundings, but the crow’s nest at the foot of the mast offers a vantage point that isn’t afforded anywhere else on Liva. Interestingly, the space is accentuated by a sizeable marble-clad fireplace, a rare addition outdoors, by the round sofa making it an ambient space for social gatherings.

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Liva Yacht has a helicopter pad on the sky deck and two tender garages. By the yard’s admission, the tender garage on the lower deck meant for a 16-meter day tender was quite a challenge. The second tender garage on the main deck houses three boats, toys, and a Triton submersible for seven passengers. The 5000 GT yacht employs a sophisticated diesel-electric propulsion system that lends massive motoryacht stability and serenity in equal measures.

The 387-footer sleeps 12 guests in 6 cabins and boasts a top speed of 18 knots. “The delivery of this magnificent superyacht marks a defining moment for our company, and I can confidently say: we have once again succeeded in building an exceptional yacht. By upholding our values of innovation, quality, and client satisfaction, we have created a yacht that sets new industry standards and delights our discerning clientele,” stated Matthias Hellmann, CEO at Abeking & Rasmussen.

The Dubai marina.

The discerning client is a Dubai-based German billionaire whose identity remains a mystery. The deep-pocketed owner will spend an enormous $25-$30 million annually on the upkeep of his gorgeous pleasure craft.

Meet the owner of the Liva superyacht, Stephen Orenstein-
Beautiful boats like the 387-foot Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht Liva, which boasts top-notch features and facilities, are typically owned only by billionaires. American businessman Orenstein, with a net worth of $2 billion as of April 2024 according to Forbes, is the proud owner of this luxurious yacht. The 61-year-old owner of the logistics firm Supreme Group is a celebrated figure in the commercial real estate sector in countries such as Germany, Italy, the U.K., and the U.S. His firm, Supreme Group, was founded in 1957 by his father, Alfred, to supply food to U.S. military bases in Germany. With interests in football, tennis, and diving, also enjoys a stake in the German soccer team Eintracht Frankfurt. Real estate is also a passion and profession of his better half, Petra Orenstein, who owns Cara Investment, boasting massive real estate holdings and development projects in Europe and the United States. The benefactor of the Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art and his wife live a life of luxury in Dubai and own an impressive estate on the French island of Corsica.

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Update – Post has been updated with the owner details.

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