Lady Moura is a private mega yacht owned by Nasser Al-Rashid, a multi-millionaire businessman from Saudi Arabia. Lady Moura is 344 feet in length. She is an elegant, luxurious vessel beautifully designed and easily recognizable from her name and escutcheon carved in 24 carat gold. She was launched in 1990 and has retained the same owner.
Lady Moura was designed by Blohm & Voss in conjunction with Italian designer and architect Luigi Sturchio. Lady Moura’s broad hull and the superstructure are made of steel. Her propulsion equipment consists of two KHD-MWM diesel engines producing 5050 kilowatts of power. Lady Moura reaches speeds of over 20 knots. Lady Moura’s aesthetic appeal is enhanced by the way her hydraulic system, anchors, life rafts, navigational lanterns, and other mechanical parts are covered, hidden or disguised by elegant shell ports, doors, flaps, roofs, and covers. A multitude of platforms, gangways and cranes provide easy access to all parts of the yacht.
Like many Arab-owned yachts, Lady Moura is a privatized vessel featuring less open deck space for sun bathing than a lavish and immaculate interior. Her tenders include a Mangusta 80, a pretty boat of its own accord, as well as a 48-foot San Juan sail boat. She also has a Sikorsky S76B helicopter and is rumored to have a garage with a Boston Whaler, Ski Nautic boat, and Venetian Taxi. She has a sand-covered, retractable platform that slides out from her side just above the water line to create a carry-along sandy beach.
Lady Moura is owned by Nasser Al-Rashid, the founder of Rashid Engineering, who is rumored to be an influential advisor to the Saudi royal family as well as a billionaire. Nasser Al-Rashid is an alumnus from the University of Texas. Nasser Al-Rashid has been the owner of Lady Moura since she launched.
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In spring of 2007, Lady Moura ran aground after hitting a submerged rocky outcrop at port in the Cannes while docking for the Cannes Film Festival.
View the 20,000-square foot Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Strength and Training Center donated to the Texas Longhorns through the University of Texas by Nasser Al-Rashid.