THE first images inside the 55 metre superyacht Moon Sand yacht have been revealed, with a swimming pool on the deck and a pink marble bathroom.
Previously known as Project 13800, the yacht arrived in London last year and is currently moored at Tower Bridge.
The 55m Moon Sand superyacht is on the smaller sideCredit: Lurssen
The decking pool has some of the best views – and raises up when not in useCredit: Lurssen
The owner’s wife picked the pink marble bathtubCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
The smaller yacht was designed to be “cosy”Credit: Lurssen
The bespoke yacht was designed by Bannenberg & Rowell, and inspired by the 1973 Lürssen superyacht Carinthia VI.
However Moon Sand is the smallest yacht built by Lürssen since 1955, who are known for creating some of the biggest in the world.
While 55.5m isn’t exactly small for a yacht, they often measure more than 100m.
The owner of the boat, according to Boat International, didn’t want “more rooms onboard but to enlarge the living spaces he already had,” being a family boat.
The owner’s rep James Hutchinson of Hutchinson Yacht Consulting said: “He was the one reining us back in, saying ‘No, I want to be strict on myself because I don’t want to feel lost in my own boat.’
“The feeling of cosiness was important.”
Inside the yacht are large guest cabins, as well as a huge master bedroom with walk-in closet.
A games room and gym is also onboard, as well as a large dining room and a swimming pool on the deck.
One of the bathrooms features an ornate pink marble bathtub, at the request of the owner’s wife.
There are some features not onboard that you might expect, such as a coffee machine or dishwasher – crew onboard said not only does the owner not drink coffee, but all of the crockery is “china [and] handwashed”.
One highlight of the design was the saloon, Dickie Bannenberg, with a huge custom made dining table as the center piece.
He said “The main saloon is amazing. Main saloons can be transit spaces, but they actually use it.”
Speaking about the superyacht Michael Breman, Lürssen’s sales director, said: “I don’t think she’s a small boat at all; I think she’s a huge boat!
“I’m always surprised that the human mind can get comfortable with size very quickly. When you’re on board she feels very comfortable and the size is good.”
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The yacht is currently moored in LondonCredit: Lurssen
The owner gave designers free reign over the interiorsCredit: Lurssen
THe designers of the boat are usually known for their 100m yachtsCredit: Lurssen