A yacht that is not symmetrical but can cruise through the waters swiftly – sounds like fiction? Well, it isn’t! Meet ‘Asean Lady,’ an awe-inspiring vessel belonging to Malaysian Chinese business tycoon Vincent Tan. It is now up for sale and could be yours for approximately $34.4 million.
Designed by Ian Mitchel, the yacht takes inspiration from a traditional type of bamboo outrigger canoe called ‘proas.’ And while one would doubt its asymmetrical design for balance, it has apparently solved many issues of typical luxury yachts such as space, noise, stability at anchor, and stability while cruising.
The mean vessel is powered by a single 2000hp engine with a counter-rotating propeller (CRP) azimuth drive. It boasts a top speed of 15 knots and comes equipped with a 600hp retractable thruster that can further propel it at a speed of 7 knots. The yacht can maneuver sideways, with both the forward and aft drives making berthing a cinch.
On the inside, the ‘Asean Lady’ features accommodation for 18 guests in 8 spacious staterooms. It comes with a palatial 160sqm master cabin complete with a private balcony and office. It also houses a spiral staircase and a large bar for grandeur, along with a helipad and a wide range of water toys.
The mega yacht is currently listed by Raffles Yacht Group for $34.4 million approximately, much lesser than its original asking price of $56 million (approximately).
[Via: Raffles Yacht Group and Designboom]