Yacht NORD – Alexei Mordashov’s Incredible $500M Superyacht

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Yacht Name:Nord
Length:142 meters (465ft)
Guests:> 24 guests
Crew:> 40 crew
Builder:Lurssen
Designer:Nuvolari Lenard
Interior Designer:Nuvolari Lenard
Year:2020
Speed:20 knots
Engines:MTU
Volume:9,250 ton
IMO:9853785
Price:US $500 million
Annual Running Cost:US $40 – 50 million
Owner:Alexei Mordashov

NORD is a brand-new yacht built by Luerssen in 2021 for her owner, the Russian billionaire businessman Alexei Mordashov. NORD was initially known as Project Opus and delivered for a price of US $500 million. She is currently the tenth largest yacht in the world at a total length of 142 metres (465.1 ft).

NORD interior

The interior of NORD was developed by Nuvolari Lenard, an Italian yacht designer who also worked on the exterior of the impressive vessel. Twenty-four guests can be accommodated in twelve luxurious cabins, including a spacious owner’s suite. There is additional space below deck for up to 40 crew members. Although exact details of the interior of NORD remain private and unknown to the public, the yacht is said to have two elevators, a large gym, a sauna, a beauty salon and a cinema. Lenard and his design studio are known for their upscale and aesthetically pleasing layouts, which are usually kept in earth tones and natural colours. The Italian designer also worked on Mordashov’s smaller yacht, the LADY M, where he designed both the interior and exterior.

NORD specifications

NORD has a total length of 142 metres (465.1 ft). Her beam is 19.5 metres (64 ft) long, and her draft measures 5.4 metres (17.9). The massive yacht weighs in at 9,259 tons. Her four MTU engines allow her to reach top speeds of 25 knots, although her average cruising speed lies closer to 20 knots.

NORD exterior

The exterior of NORD was designed by Nuvolari Lenard and his experienced Italian design studio that is considered one of the most exclusive in the world. The yacht is white with dark blue elements on the top decks, creating a streamlined effect and making the vessel appear even more elegant. She has two separate helipads, one of which even has a collapsible helicopter hangar that can store smaller aircraft. On the aft of the yacht, there is a sizeable swimming pool and beach club. NORD has a high-quality steel hull and impressive aluminium superstructure. 

NORD price

Alexei Mordashova purchased NORD for a price of US $500 million in 2021. The yacht is estimated to incur running costs of US $40 to 50 million annually.

NORD owner

The owner of NORD is Alexei Mordashova, who has an incredible net worth of US $25 billion placing him fourth in the list of richest men of Russia. After growing up in relative poverty, Mordashova managed to work his way up to the title of finance director of a steel mill. Through a series of profitable investments, he was able to grow his wealth and is now closely associated with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mordashova also owns a smaller yacht, the 65-metre (213 ft) LADY M which can accommodate twelve guests and cost a reported US $55 million. He has held the vessel since 2013, but there have been no reports of LADY M being listed for sale now that he has acquired NORD. 

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