NERO Yacht – Denis O’Brien’s $70 Superyacht

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The NERO Yacht is the amazing $70 Million superyacht owned by Denis O’Brien. Inspired by J.P Ridley’s Golden Age CORSAIR IV yacht, the NERO’s design reflects chic styles and an opulent aesthetic on the water.

She was designed by Neil Taylor and built by Yantai Raffles Shipyard in China. She features interior design by Laura Pomponi. Delivered in 2007 as an excellent replica of the classic 1930s superyacht, she is the epitome of luxury on the water.

Name:Nero
Length:90 m (296 ft)
Guests:12 in 6 cabins
Crew:21 in 10 cabins
Builder:Corsair 
Designer:Neil Taylor
Interior Designer:Neil Taylor
Year:2007
Speed:17 knots
Engines:Caterpillar
Volume:1,384 ton
Price:US$ 70 million
Annual Running Cost:US$ 4– 7 million
Owner:Denis O’Brien

NERO yacht interior

Neil Taylor commissioned the interior of NERO to reflect the appearance of J.P Ridley’s 1930s luxury vessel, CORSAIR IV. Laura Pomponi from Luxury Projects created the interior design.

She features deluxe furnishings and a contemporary style throughout the yacht, with subtle blue hues, lime oak, and sleek marble.

The head-turning vessel has accommodations for 12 guests in 6 cabins with one master suite, one VIP, two doubles, two twins, and two convertible rooms. Accommodations for 21 crew members in 10 cabins ensure a luxury guest stay on the water.

The owner’s duplex is large and offers his and her bathrooms, a private study, an office, and a lounge. The amenities include expansive deck spaces inside and out for sunbathing, relaxing, and lounging. The deck jacuzzi is perfect for sea views while soaking in the bubbles.

The yacht has a state-of-the-art gym on the sun deck that includes top-of-the-range equipment for pilates, yoga, cross-training, cardio bike, treadmill, etc. A qualified trainer is also on board to complement the fully equipped gym.

The yacht has a beauty salon on the upper deck, with a beautician and masseuse on board. Relaxing in the evening is easy with the state-of-the-art movie theatre on board.

The yacht features a pool and a host of swimming options that include water slides from the top deck and a swimming platform. The boat has a host of water toys, including jet skis and towable toys.

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Exterior

The exterior design of the NERO is by Neil Taylor and is inspired by the elegance of the 1920s. The vessel is truly out-standing on the water and features streamlined exterior lines and a classic appearance.

Rigging, a yellow funnel, black hull, and cream upper body give NERO a distinguished appearance on the water. She is a custom build from Yantai CIMC Raffles Shipyard in China and was delivered in 2007.

More recently, she underwent major refits in 2021, adding many more luxury features, including the furnishings in the interior.

Specifications

NERO is a high-performance yacht with a length of 90.1m, a beam of 12.03m, and a draft of 4.42m. She is powered by twin MAK engines, giving her a cruising speed of 14 knots and a maximum speed of 17 knots.

She has a range of 4500 nautical miles and a displacement of 1384 gross tons. The $70 million yacht has an annual operating cost of $4 – $7 million.

NERO features advanced stabilizers for ultimate comfort levels while onboard. She has won several awards for her impressive design features. 

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Owner Denis O’Brien

The owner of NERO is Denis O’Brien, an Irish billionaire. According to Forbes, O’Brien is the owner and operator of Digicel, a mobile phone operator, and has a net worth of $3 billion. He is a philanthropist and has owned several other businesses. 

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