The JESTER yacht was originally built in 1972 for the purpose of hunting NATO submarines.
Due to a severe shortage of funding and drastically reduced requirement for a powerful standing military, many former USSR military boats were sold or exchanged including this ex-Soviet spy ship.
She was constructed by Laivateollisuus, a Finnish shipbuilding company that serves the Finnish war reparation industry and focused on wooden ships.
In 2011, she underwent an extensive refurbishment which turned her into a majestic 1,259 gross-ton, world-class expedition yacht.
Her former names include Delta Bravo One, Red Dragon, Galapagos, REM Fantasy, Arctic Fantasy, Valerian Albanov, and Olivia.
She is considered the 1st-largest yacht built by OY Laivateollisuus and is in the top 5% by LOA in the world.
JESTER is currently under the Jamaica flagship, the 8th most popular flag state for superyachts with a total of 193 yachts registered.
|Designer:||Rouvia Road Yacht Design & Construction|
|Interior Designer:||Droulers Architecture and Rouvia Road Yacht Design & Construction.|
JESTER Yacht interior
JESTER yacht’s interior is designed by Rouvia Road Yacht Design & Construction and Droulers Architecture.
The Droulers style utilizes components such as materials and details that give a space or location an enduring quality.
Even when they reinterpret forms and lines that have been influential in the past, their projects have a contemporary aesthetic.
Incorporating these into the JESTER yacht, they paid special attention to the use of space and light with the majority of furniture in sleek white color.
The hardwood wall paneling, neutral linens, and minimalist furnishings highlight the present owner’s art collection’s flashes of brilliant color.
JESTER Yacht exterior
Her exterior was also penned by Droulers Architecture, one of the leading designers in the superyacht industry.
With her ice-classed hull, this ex-Soviet ship also features multiple enormous teak sun decks with a touch of white, beige, and red furniture here and there.
JESTER Yacht accommodation
JESTER yacht was initially constructed out of steel as a vessel for conducting hydrographic surveys, but it has since been converted into an exploration yacht.
As a result of the conversion, she now has all of the toys and technology necessary to compete with modern superyachts.
These include the most up-to-date navigational equipment, stabilizers, jet skis, and a spa pool that can accommodate 12 people.
There is space for a total of ten guests across five cabins, which are comprised of an owner’s suite complete with a private office and four additional guest double cabins, all of which include full en suite bathroom facilities.
Outside, she has acres worth of space that can be used for a variety of purposes, including relaxation and amusement.
A variety of formal and informal al fresco spaces can be created by combining elements such as long, wide side decks, shaded areas, and furniture with clean lines.
JESTER Yacht specifications
The luxury motor yacht JESTER measures 70 meters (229 feet and eight inches) in length. She has a steel hull and steel superstructure, a beam of 13 meters, and a draft of 4.8 meters.
She has a gross tonnage of 1259 tons, an impressive 15,000nm range, and is equipped with a cutting-edge stabilizing system to ensure great comfort at anchor or on any cruise.
She was constructed in accordance with RINA (Registro Italiano Navale) classification society guidelines.
Additionally, she is propelled by two Deutz engines that are each capable of producing 2000 horsepower, enabling her to reach a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.