World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #10: Lady Moura
#10: LADY MOURA—344’0”
To say that Lady Moura is impressive is like saying Claude Monet was a good painter. She towers over every other yacht in Monaco’s Port Hercule, where you’ll typically find her in the summer, and is kept in pristine condition. She’s been accompanied over the years by a variety of yachts that most people would happily consider their primary vessels, including an 80-foot Mangusta and a 48-foot San Juan. Unlike other owners who buy new yachts every few years (yep, it still happens in this stratospheric end of the yacht world), Lady Moura’s owner, Nasser al-Rashid, has been enjoying her for the past 16 years. He’s a graduate of the University of Texas, has contributed to President Clinton’s library and President Bush’s re-election campaign, and served as chief engineer to the Saudi royals.
Y; 1990; B: Blohm & Voss, Germany; N: Luigi Sturchio/Diana Yacht Design; H: Steel; E: 2/6,868-hp Deutz-MWMs
This article originally appeared in the August 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.