This Russian Navy Ship Has Been Transformed into a Superyacht
What happens when you retire a Navy ship? In the case of a hydrographic survey vessel from the Russian navy, it gets converted into a luxurious superyacht. Over the course of four years, Rouvia Road Yacht Design and Construction in the Philippines remodelled the ship, transforming it inside and out to become a superyacht with a range of 15,000nm and an ice-classed hull.
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The 225.7-foot ship was originally delivered in 1972 and served many years of faithful service until it was transformed in 2011. All the extra space on the exterior was rethought to become versatile spaces meant for relaxation and entertainment. Side decks a long and wide and provide shaded areas complete with contemporary furniture. A 12-person Jacuzzi can be found on the bridge deck along with banks of sun pads.
The interior of the remodeled superyacht is completely decked out in hardwood panels accented by fabrics in cream, white, and earth tones. The furniture is kept minimalistic while vibrant colors come into play thanks to the owner’s art collection. Designers sought after and achieved a “contemporary calm” look for the restoration. The superyacht houses up to 10 guests in four double cabins with space for 26 crew. The owner’s suite includes a private office. And when it is time to entertain, there’s a formal dining room after which you can retire to the cinema for a movie.
In addition, there’s plenty of space for toys and tenders, such as a 33-foot Zodiac or the owner’s limousine. Retractable Rolls-Royce stabilizers keep guests and crew comfortable. The yacht is powered by a Deutz 2,000 horsepower diesel engine that can reach a top speed of 15kn and maintain a cruising speed of 12kn. Dubbed Olivia, the yacht is valued at $27 million and is for sale through Burgess Yachts.
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