| ANASTASIADIS SHIPYARDS
|160' (49.0 m)
| Mfg-1970 Rft-2002
| 11,500,000 USD
I inspected ASTERIA the 48m (160 ft) Explorer Yacht during the 2014 Monaco boatshow.
ASTERIA built in 1970 and was converted from an ocean going salvage tug in 2002 to a world class Explorer Yacht and has had continuous upgrades ever since.
If you read my write up regarding Converting Commercial Vessels to Explorer Yachts or Expedition Yachts you will note that I start by saying "First see if you can find one that someone else has converted".
ASTERIA is a great example of this as the second owner improved on all aspects of the first owner's solid conversion work. What you have with ASTERIA is vessel that has been refined to the point where she is at the top of the field. She has all of the features you would want in a true world explorer; over 6000nm range, huge helicopter deck with refueling capabilities, large tenders, room for a huge amount of toys and much more. She has the dry and cold storage to support extended time in remote areas which her expedition to Antarctica amply demonstrated.
The guest quarters are all very comfortable; her large master has a superb field of view providing unforgettable views while having separation from the other guests and good privacy. All the areas of ASTERIA are generous in size which is needed when cruising for long periods with guests.
All of the guest cabins are on the main deck giving her the feel of a much larger vessel, there is a upper and lower saloon but as the captain explained almost all of the time the guest use the upper saloon with the wonderful vistas it provides from the large windows while the lower saloon is used for reading, briefing by the expert guides brought along as guests on the land and sea expeditions from the vessel and review and editing of films brought back aboard. There are extensive outdoor spaces with outdoor dining that can be heated or cooled as needed.
On Deck Dining
The crew's quarters are excellent, she runs with between 7 and 8 crew and when operating with 7, each crew member has their own cabin. Almost all the crew has been aboard for an extended period of time which I attribute to the good quarters, living conditions and interesting cruising grounds
The engine room is all you would expect in this type of vessel and is in very good condition. Powered by an Caterpillar 3516 B she is very economical and quiet. The engine room has great working areas, huge parts supplies and storage; it will take an effort to move her engineer out of his cabin. The owner has traveled extensively with the vessel but he has made sure the crew has had the time and resources to keep the boat in top condition include keeping her in Lloyd's 100 A1 class and a recent full paint job of the hull.
My inspection showed her to be in very good condition over all with very little needing to be done for her next owner to send her on the cruise of his life time.
I look forward to answering any questions you have regarding ASTERIA, I have extensive photos of all areas of the vessel.
Yacht Broker John DeCaro
Office phone: 954-671-0107
Cell phone: 954-646-1411
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