Asteria was built and launched by the Greek shipyard ANASTASSIADES & TSORTANIDES in 1970 as an ocean-going rescue tug. In 2000/2002 she was converted into a world-class expedition yacht by Northport Engineering in New Zealand. The owner at the time wanted a vessel that he could cruise the world but not sacrifice style and luxury. Subsequently, she may look tough on the outside but inside she is bright, comfortable, and inviting. After almost two decades of cruising from pole to pole, she was purchased by the current owner and returned to New Zealand in 2019 for another extensive refit where she was nominated for a Boat International Refit award. The French firm “Charles Zana” redesigned the interior with a contemporary flare, beautifully updating her look while maintaining her classic appeal. Not stopping at the interior, the refit added a spa pool covered by a huge bimini on the top deck, new paint, decks, and a laundry list of other subtle aesthetic improvements.
Mechanically she is in tip-top shape. In 2022, she underwent a full main engine rebuild and generator service. Along with a host of other updates and improvements. In January 2023 she went back to the shipyard to have her Quantum zero-speed stabilizers serviced, a new shaft seal, and rebuilt deck cranes. The current owner is dedicated to maintaining the vessel to the highest standards and understands that for Asteria to travel to the ends of the earth she needs to be in top shape. Asteria has had a long history of amazing voyages including The Northwest Passage, Antarctica, the South Pacific, and everywhere in between. In 2021 she won the Boat International Voyager Award for her voyage from Central America to Alaska.
Commercially registered, Asteria has enjoyed a reputation as a world-class charter vessel able to charter in some of the most remote places on earth but equally at home in St. Barts and Monaco. Stylish, robust, and ready for anything. Asteria is the vessel for that special owner who is perpetually asking “What’s over the horizon, what’s next”.
Entering through the starboard main deck midships entrance, via tender or passeralle you immediately notice the difference in style and feel from the outside to the inside. Prior to entering the vessel just by the main entrance is a large hanging locker used for life jackets, dive gear, snow skis, or any other items that may be required for the day’s adventures. Once inside the vessel go to your right and head to the day head, your cabin, or to the upper salon. To your left is the aft salon/library and movie room as well as the dining room. The wood paneling is exquisitely joined and though of a darker tone, the interior is bright from the large windows that adorn all the guest areas. The aft salon/library and movie rooms’ most notable feature is the large almost beam width extra wide sofa. The whole family can fit on this sofa and in the two oversized chairs and watch the day’s adventures unfold on the large 75’ Oled television.
Moving forward and separated by large, beveled glass and wooden doors is the dining room. Simply appointed with several works of art and sculptures with seating for 14. The commercial galley is right next to the dining room and like the rest of the vessel is ready for anything. For an intimate dinner for two or a party of 100, Asteria’s galley is well-equipped with ample dry, refrigerated, and frozen storage. A staircase takes us to the 2nd deck and into the main salon. Notable features in the main salon are a full bar and seating all around the perimeter. The seating is perfect for large groups but set up so as to not lose those intimate nooks that make this ample-sized salon right-sized for any group.
Aft of the main salon is the outside dining and lounging area. A large round table with seating for 12 is surrounded by a large deck of cushioned built-in seating with ample storage underneath. The area can be completely enclosed in inclement or cool weather. There are stairs going from the aftermost part of this deck to the main deck. The two tenders are stored on this deck but forward of the guest areas so as not to disrupt the view or guests during launching. The third deck is accessed in several ways. The owner’s suite opens directly onto this deck with additional access via stairs from both the port and starboard sides of the vessel. This wide open deck is feature rich with ample storage for tenders, jet skis, kayaks, and the like. It is a fully functional touch-and-go helipad that when cleared is an amazing deck for a party, movies, or any other fun activity you can think of. Also on this deck is a large workshop and bosun locker.
The fourth deck consists of the captain’s cabin and pilot house. The bridge is equipped with a full ECDIS nav suite and all the bells and whistles (literally) that a modern yacht needs. With ample seating, it’s very inviting for guests who wish to be where the action is. The fifth deck like the entire vessel has ample seating covered with a large bimini top and a partial Perspex wind block. There is an 8-person spa pool that makes this deck an exceptional space to relax and take in the breathtaking views from high above the water.
The larger of the two salons onboard is located on the 2nd deck. Its décor and design evoke the feeling of James Michener’s “Tales of the South Pacific." One can almost imagine being anchored in a secluded lagoon with a volcano in the background. Access to the salon can be made in 4 ways. From the main deck central stairs, aft from the 2nd deck dining and lounge area, and from both port and starboard sides of the vessel. Large windows line both sides of the lounge providing amazing panoramic views. Features include ample, comfortable seating a wet bar with an icemaker, and privacy shades.
Located on the main deck this salon can be accessed via the aft deck or through the beveled glass and wooded doors just off the main deck dining room. A 75’ OLED Tv is on the forward bulkhead while the rest of the room is bathed in light through 270 degrees of windows. A large almost beam-width sofa, perfect for watching your favorite film or reading a great book, is aft. A Marantz receiver powers a Crestron surround sound system.
Simple, elegant, paneled in wood. The primary feature is a large horizontally situated table that seats 12 surrounded by custom cabinets for flatware, crockery, and glass ware.
Alfresco dining at its finest. A large round table that seats up to 14 is surrounded by navy blue lounge pads with white piping. The perfect accent to the teak decks and Matterhorn white bulwarks. Forward are two large teak wet bars with more storage for glassware, crockery, and those small umbrellas for tropical drinks.
A notable feature and often overlooked is the luggage room located on the main deck. This large storage area solves a problem that many yachts of this size have and assures you that a Louis Vuitton suitcase won’t be stored next to the emergency generator.
Asteria has a large commercial galley with everything a chef could need.
• 2 x Dishwashers
• 2x Walk-in refrigerators
• Walk-in freezer
• Convertible walk-in freezer/refrigerator
• Full commercial galley appliances in stainless steel
• Dumb waiter
• Pantry area
A full-size laundry with Miele commercial washers and dryers is located forward with access directly from the guest area.
• 2x Miele washers
• 2x Miele dryers
• 1x Roller iron
The owner suite on Asteria is located forward on the third deck and is bright and sunny with a private entrance to the outside, and interior access with fast access to either the pilot house (up) or the main deck (down) via the central stairs. Ample windows on both sides offer an amazing view of icebergs, a volcano, or dolphins playing around you. His and hers closets line the inboard side of a windowed passageway to the large marble-adorned master bath with shower, tub, and double vanity. A hidden 46’ Samsung television with a Marantz receiver powers a Crestron surround sound system.
• King Bed
• En-suite head
• Samsung TV 46”
• Crestron surround sound system
Just aft of the owner stateroom is the “the little owners” cabin. Two bunks and ample storage make this the perfect cabin for young children. The cabin could easily be converted into a gym, office, or wellness center.
Simple, spacious, and comfortable the guest cabins on Asteria with their oversized port holes and muted tones are the perfect venue to recharge after a day of adventure or night on the town.
• Queen bed
• En-suite head
A mirror image of the port simple, spacious, and comfortable the guest cabins on Asteria with their oversized port holes and muted tones are the perfect venue to recharge after a day of adventure or night on the town.
• Queen bed
• En-suite head
Stylistically similar to the other cabins with all of the same amenities as the VIP Staterooms. The bed can be converted into two twins or a double bed.
• Double bed that can be converted into two twins
• En-suite head
Stylistically similar to the other cabins with all of the same amenities as the VIP staterooms. The bed can be converted into two twins or a double bed.
• Double/ or twin singles
• En-suite head
Stylistically similar to the other cabins with all of the same amenities as the VIP staterooms. These beds are permanently fixed.
• Two single beds
• Up to 22 crew in 11 cabins:
• Captain’s cabin with double bed, en-suite
• 2 Double cabins with private en-suite
• 2 Double cabins with shared en-suite
• 6 twin cabins with shared en-suite
Adjacent to the laundry and forward storage area is the pilot’s cabin. The cabin has two bunks and an ensuite. It’s perfect for sea and air pilots.
The pilot house is full ECDIS and set up well to safely navigate anywhere in the world, with plenty of seating for crew and guests.
• Radars: Furuno ARPA 7112
• Furuno 2125B
• Fathometer: Furuno FCW 291 Colour Video Sounder
• Wind & Depth: Furuno FI 50 Depth/Wind/Speed
• B&G Depth/Wind/Speed
• Autopilot: Simrad
• SSB Radio: GRC
• VHF Radios: 2x Furuno Class A 8900S
• 2 x Icom GM 1600E GMDSS handheld
• 8 x Icom handheld
• Aircraft Radio: Icom IC A200
• Chart Plotter System: Transas ENC World folio 2015 Full ECDIS
• Chart Plotter System: Time Zero
• Chart Plotter System: Navionics
• AIS: Furuno Class FA 150
• GPS: Furuno Class A GP 150
• GPS: Furuno GP 32
• LRIT System: Global View Systems
• BWAS: Net Logic
• Weather Fax/Navtex: Furuno DFAX 207
• CCTV: Nine cameras
• VSAT 900 Sailor
• Kerio internet management system
• Iridium fixed
• 2 x Iridium handheld
• Panasonic phone system
• Hailer/Fog Signal: Raytheon Ray 430
• Kallenberg Horn system
• Gyrocompass: C-Plath Navigat MX 1
• Gyro Repeaters: Sperry Mark XV
• Magnetic Compass: Saura
• Furuno GPS compass
• Throttle Controls: Rexroth Mecman
• Cat engine display
• Bow Thruster 175kw
• Stern Thruster 150Kw
• Rudder Indicator: Furuno FAP 6500
• Searchlights: 2 x Carlisle and Finch, 200-watt Xenon on each wing
• 1 x Center-mounted searchlight.
• Old-timey actual working telegraph to the engine room!
A full wrap-around bridge with wing stations on both sides.
The best seat in the house. Full 360-degree views with comfortable seating, a spa pool, an extra-large bimini top, and a low-profile Perspex windshield.
Fully certified for private use and capable of landing a 5-tonne helicopter.
The fantail is a large working space perfect for working out with the boat’s gym equipment. Here is where we outfit you for the day’s adventures, be it diving, kiteboarding, or snow skiing.
• Marquip 12 stair gangway
• Marquip 4 stair gangway
• Marquip passeral
• 1 x Large Stern capstan
• 2 x Pallfinger Knuckle Boom cranes
• 2 x 575-kilo anchors
• 2 x 7 shots of chain per anchor.
• 1 x Windlass with capstans
• Main Engine: 1 x Caterpillar 3516 B (350 hrs)
• Generators: 2 x Caterpillar 3306, 175 KW each (20,000 hrs)
• Emerg. Generator: 1 x Caterpillar 3304, 80 KW (conversion to self-start in 2016) (1,000hrs)
• Bow Thruster: 175 HP electric/hydraulic
• Stern Thruster: 150 HP electric/hydraulic
• Stabilizers: Quantum 1800C Zero Speed
• Sewage Treatment: Omnipure Series M55
• Hydraulics: Via PTOs on both gensets
• Steering System: Replaced in 2013
• Emergency Steering: Overhaul in 2016
• A/C System: Cruisair, 584,000 BTU
• Shore Power System: Magnus
• 2 x Water makers
• Oily water separator
• Vitron Battery Chargers
• 12 x AGM batteries all replaced in 2022
• Fixed CO2 Engine Room and Galley Fire Extinguishing System
• 2 x Life Rafts RFD 25-person
• 2 x Viking 6 Pax Rafts (new 2016)
• 3 x SARTs
• 2 x EPIRBs
• 31 x Immersion Suits
• 2 x Fire Retardant Suits
• 2 x Self-Contained BA (new 2016)
• 31 x rigid life jackets
• 31 x inflatable PFDs
• 10 x Fire Stations with 15m (49’ 3”) of Fire Hose and Nozzle
• Smoke detection systems throughout
• 8.5m Northwind Extreme Tender with Enclosed All-Weather Protection (12 max)
• 6.5m Tino Tender with Jet Propulsion
• 2 x Zodiak MK4 Mil Pro
• 2 x Jet Ski Seadoo Wake Sport
• 2 x Rigged Kayak
• 2 x Rigged Paddleboard
• 2 x Picos sailing laser
• 1 x Inflatable windsurf adult and child
• 1 x Set on Golf range practice
• 3 x Wake board Adult and Kids
• Water ski set Adult and Kids
• 2 x Dive compressors including Nitrox
• 8 x Full set dive gear
• 4 x Full set cold water dive gear
• 3 x Full kite surf gear
• 12 x Set of snorkeling gear
• 1 x Inflatable water towable
• Children’s beach toys
• Big game fishing equipment
• Recreational fishing equipment
• 2 x Underwater torpedo
• Full beach party setup
• Nautiboy swim platform
Just completed her Lloyds 5 year in 2022. All inspections and surveys are up to date. A unique vessel she is good to go literally anywhere in the world. Currently, she is in Miami at RMK. Her cruising plans are Norway/Svalbard for the summer.
The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.