on 15 Feb 2023
The 115m superyacht is now the largest and most expensive on the market
It’s time to check those lottery tickets — Lürssen’s showstopping 115m superyacht Ahpo, which was delivered in 2021, has gone on the market for 330 million euros.
Ahpo is currently the largest and most expensive superyacht on the market, according to brokerage Moran Yacht & Ship, who also negotiated, sold and managed the build on behalf of her owner, Canadian-Jamaican billionaire Michael Lee-Chin
It’s not known why he decided to sell up just a year after the yacht was delivered. Lee-Chin reportedly commissioned Ahpo in 2017, as a replacement for his previous Lürssen yacht Quatroelle. The vessel debuted at the 2022 Monaco Yacht Show, gaining the much-prized accolade of being the biggest yacht on display.
Ahpo will be displayed this week at the 2023 Miami International Boat Show, running from February 15- 19, and will be the largest yacht ever exhibited at a North American boat show.
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Commissioned by an experienced and knowledgeable owner, the 115-metre Lurssen yacht was delivered in 2021 and is considered one of the most exciting new superyachts to enter the global fleet.
Ahpo offers incredible volume and can accommodate 16 guests across eight immense staterooms. The yacht has a further four staff cabins for pilots, a nanny, or bodyguards and is attended to by a professional full-time crew of 36.
Moran Yacht & Ship broker, Kevin Callahan, said that Ahpo is a ‘one-of-a-kind yacht’ with incredible build quality and meticulous attention to detail throughout.
“The thought that went into her design and layout, along with the sheer number of materials used throughout, is incredible,” Callahan says. “The yacht’s guest amenities are world-class, from her full-service spa and beauty room to her gorgeous beach club and full-beam gym, one of the best gyms ever put on a yacht.”
He adds: “She will appeal to an active owner or larger family as she has been purposefully designed to maximise family life and time spent on the water. Building a similar vessel would take around five years, so this is an incredibly rare opportunity to acquire an almost new superyacht — with the major machinery still under warranty — that is truly unmatched.”
Ahpo’s exterior and interior design is by Italian luxury yacht design firm Nuvolari Lenard.
One of the most striking exterior features of Ahpo is the half-moon windows and crisp white hull contrasted by sweeping stripes of black. Menawhile, the interiors are designed with elegance and comfort in mind, with soft-toned and contemporary style furnishings throughout. Natural lines and organic patterns create harmonious spaces that encourage relaxation and foster a connection with nature.
Features include a fully commercial helipad, a penthouse-inspired two-storey owner’s suite, an eight-metre swimming pool, several Jacuzzis, a 12-seat cinema with LED star-studded ceilings, and a large winter garden on the aft deck that can be completely open or closed. Her garage is filled with just about every water toy you can think of, along with five supporting tenders, including two 12-metre one-off tenders from I.C. Yachts.
Ahpo offers cutting-edge technology and engineering systems, including dynamic positioning for electronic anchoring, zero-speed stabilisers, and Low E glass and heat recovery systems to reduce power consumption.
According to Callahan, Ahpo has proved a popular charter vessel and was well received during her first Mediterranean charter season, with charter destinations, including the French Riviera, Spain, Italy, Sardinia, Corsica, Greece and Turkey. She has also cruised extensively around the Caribbean, including Jamaica.