PELORUS Yacht – Samuel Tak Lee’s $250 M Superyacht

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PELORUS yacht is named from the Greek word “vast” because she is one of the largest boats in the world. 

Lurssen built the multi-award-winning 115m/377’4″ motor yacht ‘Pelorus’ at their Bremen shipyard in Germany. Her interior was designed by Terence Disdale, an English design studio, and she was delivered to her owner in May 2003.

Tim Heywood Design created the exterior design for this luxury yacht, which was recently refurbished in 2007. PELORUS is designed to comfortably accommodate up to 18 guests in 9 suites comprising two VIP cabins and an additional 41 crew in 20 rooms to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. 

PELORUS is currently sailing under the Cayman Islands flag, the second most popular superyacht flag state.

Name:Pelorus
Length:115 m (377 ft)
Guests:18 in 9 cabins
Crew:41 in 20 cabins
Builder:Lurssen
Designer:Tim Heywood
Interior Designer:Terence Disdale
Year:2003
Speed:20 knots
Engines:Wärtsilä
Volume: 5,317 ton
Price:US$ 250 million
Annual Running Cost:US$ 15 – 20 million
Yacht Owner:Samuel Tak Lee

PELORUS yacht interior

Terence Disdale was in charge of her design, and he developed an interior that embraced the relaxed and informal ambiance of a beachside villa. Pelorus is a highly private yacht, and very little information is known about her interior or other particular details from aboard.

Exterior

This boat’s many amenities are two helicopter landing pads, a swimming pool with artificial current, a spa pool, and an owner’s suite with 180-degree panoramic views that open to a private deck.

She is built with stunning engineering technology and features high-caliber systems, including the bowthruster, being provided with a backup. At the same time, the control of all propulsion units is centralized in a ‘Lipstick’ that allows the yacht to be maneuvered accurately with a single joystick.

One of the most distinctive features of this luxurious mega yacht is the ‘lido’ on the top deck, which has two swimming pools and a vast sea-level platform that is created once the transom is opened.

This location gives good access to the water and an excellent ‘beach area’ where visitors may relax and enjoy the various water toys available. Aside from that, the PELORUS superyacht includes two helicopter pads for the convenience of her owner and visitors.

Additionally, the superyacht is equipped with a spacious pool, a jacuzzi, a variety of toys, and a tender.

Specifications

The yacht was built with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure with a 17.2-meter beam. She has ranked the 48th largest yacht in the world with a length of 377 feet 3 inches or 115 meters and a gross tonnage of 5317.0 GT

She can reach a top speed of 20 knots, and her cruising speed is 18.0 knots for a relaxing experience. Her maximum cruising range is 6000.0 nautical miles for long-distance cruising, with her power coming from two 5,500-hp Wärtsilä 12v 26 engines

Price

PELORUS was bought for US $200 million and has an annual running cost of $15-20 million.

Owner

She was briefly owned by a Saudi businessman who sold it to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich the following year for a hefty sum of money.

Abramovich commissioned Blohm & Voss to refit the yacht to his specifications, resulting in an additional helicopter pad forward and four new zero-speed stabilizers. Additionally, her exhaust, mast, and stern were modified as part of the renovations.

In 2011, he sold Pelorus to David Geffen for EUR 150 million or US$ 200 million. Geffen is an American business magnate with a net worth of $10.3 billion and ranked top 71 on Forbe’s 400 lists.

She was later on sold to the current owner, Hong Kong-based billionaire Samuel Tak Lee, who is active in real estate development. He owns The Prudential Enterprise, which includes Langham Estate, Knight Bridge Estate, and the Prudential Hotel in Hong Kong.

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