• Inspiration

NORTHERN STAR has 1 Photos

No Image Available for this Yacht

Northern Star News

The Hottest Helicopter Decks on Private Yachts

The Hottest Helicopter Decks on Private ...

Similar yachts.

Superyacht AALTO

AALTO | From EUR€ 775,000/wk

  • Yachts >
  • All Yachts >
  • All Motor Yachts Over 100ft/30m >

If you have any questions about the NORTHERN STAR information page below please contact us .

A General Description of Motor Yacht NORTHERN STAR

The imposing superyacht NORTHERN STAR is a motor yacht. This 80 m (262 ft) luxury yacht was manufactured at Lurssen Yachts in 2009. NORTHERN STAR was previously registered as Project Scout. An exciting innovation of this stunning motor yacht is her helicopter pad capability. The balanced boat has been designed from naval architects Espen Oeino. Pauline Nunns produced the designing of the interior.

New Build & Design with respect to Luxury Yacht NORTHERN STAR

The yacht's general design work came from Espen Oeino. The technical naval architect firm intellectual property are a products of Espen Oeino. Motor Yacht NORTHERN STAR received her stylish interior designing from the interior design skills of Pauline Nunns. Germany is the country that Lurssen Yachts constructed their new build motor yacht in. After formal launch in 2009 in Rendsberg she was thereafter released to the owner having completed sea trials. Her main hull was constructed with steel. The motor yacht superstructure is made extensively from aluminium. With a width of 14.02 m or 46 feet NORTHERN STAR has impressive room.

Superyacht NORTHERN STAR Accommodations:

Apportioning chambers for a maximum of 20 welcome guests spending the night, the NORTHERN STAR accommodates everyone luxuriously.

A List of the Specifications of the NORTHERN STAR:

Superyacht Name:Motor Yacht NORTHERN STAR
Ex:Project Scout
Built By:Lurssen Werft
Built in:Rendsberg, German
Launched in:2009
Length Overall:80 metres / 262 feet.
Naval Architecture:Espen Oeino, Espen Oeino
Interior Designers:Pauline Nunns
Hull / Superstructure Construction Material:steel / aluminium
Owner of NORTHERN STAR:Unknown
NORTHERN STAR available for luxury yacht charters:-
Is the yacht for sale:-
Helicopter Landing Pad:Yes
Completed survey under Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) Large Yacht Code:No
Max yacht charter guests:20

Miscellaneous Yacht Details

As she boasts a helicopter pad zone on deck this provides further support for NORTHERN STAR.


The luxury yacht NORTHERN STAR displayed on this page is merely informational and she is not necessarily available for yacht charter or for sale, nor is she represented or marketed in anyway by CharterWorld. This web page and the superyacht information contained herein is not contractual. All yacht specifications and informations are displayed in good faith but CharterWorld does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the current accuracy, completeness, validity, or usefulness of any superyacht information and/or images displayed. All boat information is subject to change without prior notice and may not be current.

Quick Enquiry

"People who charter a yacht tend to want as many experiences as they can in a short space of time. It’s essentially a vacation in compressed format, so the yacht needs to collaborate with you in that. You need lots of different places to eat on board, so every day offers something different. The yacht also needs to make getting ashore easy, for meals on the beach and excursions, so it feels like you never do the same thing twice." - Espen Øino

80m Luxurious Mega Yacht

80M COLUMBUS SUPERYACHT | From EUR€ 850,000/wk

Grand Ocean Ex Golden Odyssey

GRAND OCEAN | From EUR€ 600,000/wk

Luxury Charter Yacht ELEMENTS

ELEMENTS | From EUR€ 800,000/wk

Bahamas Motor Yacht Charters

+1 813 314 7947 USA: 8am to 8pm EST Europe: 8am to 8pm CET

northern star motor yacht

High End Yachts

Yachts under $250k

Yachts under $100k

Yachts under $60k

Yachts under $40k

Yachts under $30k

Yachts over 200ft

Yachts under 200ft

Yachts under 150ft

Yachts under 125ft

Yachts under 100ft

Yachts under 75ft

Yachts under 50ft

northern star motor yacht

Charter Yachts with a Jacuzzi

northern star motor yacht

Charter Yachts with a Jetski

northern star motor yacht

Charter Yachts with Multiple Jetskis Onboard

northern star motor yacht

Charter Yachts with Scuba Diving Onboard

northern star motor yacht

Large Groups (12-20 guests) charters

northern star motor yacht

Luxury Yachts

northern star motor yacht

Motor Yachts

northern star motor yacht

Power Catamarans

DMA Yachting

Carer de Saridakis, 3A 07015 Palma de Mallorca, Spain

northern star motor yacht

DMA Yachting on Trustpilot - verified 3rd party reviews

Get in touch on WhatsApp

Athens, Greece +30 211 198 3501

Miami, FL +1 813 314 7947

Palma de Mallorca, Spain +34 518 808 582

northern star motor yacht

About/Contact Page

northern star motor yacht

Daniel Asmus

Owner, charter broker, active cyba member, iyba, ecpy.

[email protected]

+34 678 368 304 1 484 978 8668

northern star motor yacht

Martina Asmus

1 814 831 7032 1 814 831 7032

northern star motor yacht

Yanna Pristas

Senior charter broker, associate cyba member.

1 850 876 5440

northern star motor yacht

Chris de Kock

Charter broker.

1 618 389 4180

northern star motor yacht

Andrea Pristas

1 863 694 0737

northern star motor yacht

Sarah Klische

1 989 787 3928

northern star motor yacht

William Mc Nally

1 814 526 7505

northern star motor yacht

Marcelle Hailwax

1 814 831 6812

northern star motor yacht

Alex Hailwax

1 484 699 0621

northern star motor yacht

Louis Lamprell

1 518 765 1956

northern star motor yacht

Nadja Asmus

+1 (239) 260-4410

northern star motor yacht


Yacht Charter in Central Exumas

  • ALL Locations in The Exumas

Top 5 Most Secluded Islands in the Bahamas

  • Get Started

northern star motor yacht


Northern star yacht charter, northern star yacht description.

Come aboard and experience the luxury of Northern Star. This 76' (23m) modern cutter-rigged sloop was designed by Ocke Mannerfelt and handcrafted by the Hinckley Company in 1993 with a traditional old world aesthetic that features teak decking, beautiful butterfly hatches and custom mahogany interiors throughout. With her graceful overhangs and elegant sheerline, she combines state-of-the-art performance, power, and control to create a truly modern and timeless classic. Northern Star is one of the finest yachts in the world and with her carbon furling mast and hydraulic winches, she offers true single-handed capacity underway and an experience steeped in the rich traditions of sailing the open seas. A 2014 refit included new luxury soft furnishings and bed linens, new table ware, fresh exterior varnish, all brass refinished and all systems checked and serviced. NORTHERN STAR accommodates 6 guests in three cabins. The interior is fully air-conditioned and headroom is 8' to 6' throughout The spacious Master Suite is forward with a king v-berth, hanging locker and private head with a separate stall shower. There is also a comfortable seat and a writing desk on the starboard side. A center hallway runs aft to the salon. Aft and to port of the master stateroom is an elegant VIP Suite that was originally planned for the King and Queen of Norway who frequented the yacht. This cabin is an intimate oasis featuring his and her twins, ample storage and a private head with a stall shower. Also aft of the master on the port side is a common head with shower. On the starboard side are two well-appointed guest cabins, each with over and under single berths, a bureau and hanging locker. These two cabins share the common head and shower.

Offered by DMA Yachting, the majestic charter yacht NORTHERN STAR is a 76 ft sailboat. The primary distinction of NORTHERN STAR are her impeccable styling and interconnection with the sea. NORTHERN STAR spends the winter season in the Bahamas. She was completed by recognized shipbuilder Hinckley in 1993. An elegant refit was delivered in 2016. The ingenious yacht layout features 3 generous cabins and easily accommodates a maximum of 6 guests.

NORTHERN STAR is classified primarily as a sailboat.

The sailboat features Yanmar Northern Lights Generator engines and a generator.

Upper/Lower Guest Cabin


What is the cabin arrangement of northern star.

  • 1 VIP cabin
  • 2 Twin cabins

VIP Cabin

Weekly price: $45,000 - $51,750

Low Season | High Season

  • Length: 76'
  • # of Guests: 6
  • # of Cabins: 3
  • # of Crew: 2
  • Builder: Hinckley
  • Consumption: 2.5 US Gall/Hr
  • Cruising Speed: 8
  • Max. Speed: 10
  • Built Year: 1993
  • Refit: 2016

Guest Bath

NORTHERN STAR Charter Price Details

Season Name 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests 7 guests 8 guests 9 guests 10 guests 11 guests 12 guests
Winter 2023 to 2024 $45,000 $0 $45,000 $0 $45,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Summer 2024 $45,000 $0 $45,000 $0 $45,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

NORTHERN STAR Yacht Charter Price

# of charter days Base Price APA (deposit for provisioning, fuel, docking fees, etc) Total Note
14 day charter 90,000$ to 103,500$ 18,000$ to 31,050$ 108,000$ to 134,550$ Discounts outside the main season are common.
7 day charter 45,000$ to 51,750$ 9,000$ to 15,525$ 54,000$ to 67,275$ Standard charter rate, base for all calculations.
3 day charter 22,500$ to 25,875$ 4,500$ to 7,763$ 27,000$ to 33,638$ The usual formula is the 7 day charter rate divided by 6, times the number of days (3).
Boat policy might differ.
45,000$ / 6 * 3 days = 22,500$

All prices are generated by a calculator and serve as a guide for new charterers. Any additional information of the Price Details section has priority over above. Availability is always subject to confirmation. Gratuity not included for it's discretionary character, usually 5%-25% of the Base Price.

Price Details

Price from: $45,000

High season rate: $51,750

Summer: New England Winter: Florida $45,000/6 plus all expenses Please note for charters in July and August in New England only weekly charters are accepted. Christmas and New Year - $51,750 + expenses Rates subject to change. Please verify rates. Delivery fees: Sag Harbour to Newport (one way) $1,000Summer: New England Winter: Florida $45,000/6 plus all expenses Please note for charters in July and August in New England only weekly charters are accepted. Christmas and New Year - $51,750 + expenses Rates subject to change. Please verify rates. Delivery fees: Sag Harbour to Newport (one way) $1,000

Price Terms

Open Deck with sun awning

NORTHERN STAR Yacht Charter Locations

Summer season.

northern star motor yacht

New England

Winter season.

northern star motor yacht



More Specifications

Diving yacht offers rendezvous diving only, green initiatives.

Master V Berth King Cabin

Water Sports

Other entertainment.

DVD/CD entertainment system with MP3 input Plasma TV

Crew Information

Captain: erik samuels.

Profiles to follow shortly of husband and wife team.

Main image of NORTHERN STAR yacht

Most expenses are deducted from an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), a fund that is added on top of the charter price. The expenses, such as provisioning, fuel, marina fees, are deducted from the APA. The APA is based on the price of the yacht and ranges from 15% (crewed sailing yachts) to 30% (motor yachts with higher fuel consumption). You can actively control these expenses in your preference sheet (local vs. imported beverages) and by choice of itinerary (distances traveled). The remainder of the APA is returned after charter.">Price Terms: Plus Expenses

Price from $45,000/week

High season $51,750/week

Base Price: $45,000
Advance Provisioning Allowance 20% $9,000
Total: $54,000

Yachts are usually 80% booked for the main season. If you are considering a charter in this time period, inquire now!

Yacht Filter

  •   Ab Yachts
  •   Abeking & Rasmussen
  •   Aicon
  •   Alliaura Mar
  •   Alpha Custom Yachts
  •   Alpha Marine
  •   Aquila
  •   Azimut
  •   Azzura
  •   Baia
  •   Bali Catamarans
  •   Bayliss Boat Works
  •   Beneteau
  •   Benetti
  •   Bering
  •   Breaux Bay Craft
  •   Brooks Motor Craft, Lowestoft,
  •   Broward
  •   Burger
  •   C.m.n. Cherbourg, Fr
  •   Cheoy Lee
  •   Christensen
  •   Cnb Bordeaux
  •   Codecasa
  •   Crescent
  •   Custom
  •   Custom Built Aluminum Cutter
  •   Custom Line
  •   Damen Yachting
  •   Delta
  •   Delta Marine
  •   Devonport
  •   Dominator S.r.l
  •   Dufour
  •   Fairline Squadron
  •   Feadship
  •   Ferretti
  •   Fountaine Pajot
  •   Galeon
  •   Gulf Craft - Majesty Yachts
  •   Gunboat
  •   Hakvoort
  •   Hampton Yachts
  •   Hargrave
  •   Hatteras
  •   Heesen
  •   Hinckley
  •   Horizon
  •   Hylas
  •   Intermarine Savannah
  •   Isa, Rodriguez Group Italy
  •   Jade Yacht Inc, Taiwan
  •   Jean-jacque Coste
  •   Johnson
  •   Lagoon
  •   Lazzara
  •   Leopard
  •   Leopard (arno)
  •   Lurssen
  •   Mangusta
  •   Meridian
  •   Merritt
  •   Mochi
  •   Mondomarine
  •   Monte Fino
  •   Montecarloyachts
  •   Moonen
  •   Nautor Swan
  •   Neel Trimarans
  •   New Zealand Yachts - Whangarei
  •   Nordhavn
  •   Northcoast
  •   Northern Marine
  •   Nqea Yachts Jack Hargrave Desi
  •   Ocean Alexander
  •   Ocean Yachts
  •   Oceanfast
  •   Outremer
  •   Overmarine S.p.a
  •   Pacific Mariner
  •   Palmer Johnson
  •   Pershing
  •   Poole Boat Company
  •   President
  •   Prestige Yachts
  •   Princess Viking
  •   Princess, Uk
  •   Proteksan - Turquoise
  •   Prout
  •   Richmond Yachts
  •   Riva
  •   Rodriguez Yachts
  •   Royal Cape
  •   Royal Huisman
  •   San Lorenzo
  •   Sea Ray
  •   Simonis
  •   Sirena
  •   Sovereign
  •   Spencer Yachts
  •   Splendor
  •   St. Francis
  •   Sun Boats
  •   Sunreef Yachts
  •   Sunseeker
  •   Symbol Yachts
  •   T.b.a
  •   Technomar -i
  •   Tollycraft
  •   Trinity
  •   Trinity Yacht
  •   Trinity Yachts
  •   Two Oceans
  •   Van Dutch
  •   Van Mill
  •   Vanquish
  •   Viking Sport
  •   Viking Yachts
  •   Viking, U.s.a
  •   Westport
  •   Westship
  •   Xquisite Yachts

northern star motor yacht

Guests Minimum

Find me a yacht.

Step 1 of 2

northern star motor yacht

Use the form below to contact us!

Call Us: +44 121 285 8010


Luxury Sailing Yacht HINCKLEY 76 - NORTHERN STAR charter brief: NORTHERN STAR (23.1m / 75.8’), is a luxury sailing yacht with glorious history, custom built and launched by the Hinckley shipyard of USA back in 1993. Originally conceived by famed Swedish boat architect Ocke Mannerfelt, and handcrafted in Maine by The Hinckley Company, a luxury boat builder for nearly 90 years known worldwide for its innovation, design, and engineering, NORTHERN STAR was last refurbished in 2014 with refined brass, mechanical service, all soft furnishings, bed linens, table ware and fresh exterior varnish being updated. Designed as a fast and comfortable cruising boat she carries lovely classic lines combined with modern features and facilities on board. Providing accommodation for 6+2 yacht charter guests in 2 double and 2 single cabin she is always kept in perfect condition. Fully bespoke private yacht charter itineraries usually covering all parts of the East Caribbean including Grenadines and Virgin Islands, as well as NEW England including Sag Harbour in Hamptons and Rhode Island are offered throughout the year. Tip:   NORTHERN STAR luxury sailing boat is a fine work of art, a true gentleman’s yacht, which was originally commissioned for a European shipping family whose guests were Norwegian Royal Family.

Sailing Yachts - NORTHERN STAR

About Luxury Sailing Yacht HINCKLEY 76 - NORTHERN STAR: SY NORTHERN STAR, is a beautiful luxury yet classic sailing boat, a genuine pilothouse sloop which blends highest of on board luxuries comforts with lovely classic design of a Hinckley performance yacht. After years of entertaining royals and dignitaries in Northern Europe and taking her distinguished visitors to exclusive exotic cruises across the main oceans as a genuine private charter yacht offering relaxing, yet adventurous luxury crewed yacht charter experiences throughout Caribbean and New England, she is now run by true sailing enthusiasts. With her fully redesigned interior, you can now enjoy a classic adventure and luxury lifestyle private yacht charter holiday on board of a custom built cutter-rigged super sail yacht made for informal luxury yacht charters. Whether you are a keen sailor and wish to take the helm on occasion or simply a lover of the finer things in life, on board of HINCKLEY 76 - NORTHERN STAR you will have a first class sailing experience as only possible on a lovely classic sailboat. Apart from viewing pristine beaches of Hamptons, you can also enjoy gorgeous views and shore excursions in fascinating ports of call on mainland USA. Northern Star’s exceptional crew will see to your every need, serving delectable galley treats and perfectly mixed martinis while your guests lounge in the sun or dive into the welcoming cool of the deep blue sea.

NORTHERN STAR is the largest Hinckley sailboat and first one to be built out of composite and modern materials such as Kevlar and Carbon Fibre with traditional wooden styling. In the interior, the designers, in particular master carpenter Carl Robinson have created a pinnacle of luxury. Using rare and stunning materials such as old-growth Honduran mahogany with raised panels and high gloss finish, gleaming brass hardware, classic lighting fixtures and custom butterfly hatches they have enhanced the rich look and feel of this classic sailing yacht to create a boat with best of nautical themes. In words of the boats crew, delightful to the eye and soothing to the soul, the below deck spaces on board of NORTHERN STAR are a decorative showpiece of museum quality. One of the best advantages of this fine classic super yacht is the headway throughout which is approximately 6’8″. With four staterooms layout, including two suites, for a total of 8 guests the yacht is a perfect choice for families and groups of friends looking for a private yacht charter sailing holiday in NEW England.

When boarding this lovely yacht the guests will be impressed with her state-of-the-art hand-laid glass laminate hull and stepping aft, Northern Star’s raised teak pilothouse, located just off the cockpit is the first communal area to access. On the port side there is a U-shaped settee with a large dining table that provides 360 degree panoramic views, making this a perfect spot to enjoy most of your sailing or relaxing moments, usually with a cocktail, a freshly squeezed fruit juice or strong afternoon coffee cup in hands. Aft and to starboard there is a comfortable settee and a small storage area. Further up from the pilothouse you will find the spacious captain’s cockpit designed with a useful yacht charter guest seating area on both port and starboard, complimented with a varnished drop leaf table on centreline. As a unique location to enjoy the fabulous coastline go by, this vantage point is one of the most loved areas on NORTHERN STAR super sail yacht. Further aft, there is a separate helm-seat area with a teak rimmed wheel and sails control islands to port and starboard.  One of the best features on board is a custom designed hard top Sunbrella bimini which covers the entire cockpit providing daily protection from sun and the elements while also offering many useful and crucially secure hand holds when under sail. The main salon and galley offer an abundance of storage lockers and cabinets as well as a full breadth of amenities including a Force 10 four-burner stove with oven and an Otsein-Hoover washing machine. To port is a large U-shaped settee with a drop-leaf dining table, all surrounded with raised panel lockers, and bookcases. In the main salon, which stretches across full width of the sailboat, you will be able to submerge yourself into a classic work of fine art with raised panel mahogany bulkheads, bookcases and exposed mahogany beams contrasting its white Herreshoff tongue and groove headliner. To port is the U-shaped settee with a drop leaf table and opposite to starboard is a gracious and seaworthy U-shaped galley to starboard. 

With NORTHERN STAR’s uniquely sculpted lines, spacious layout, and luxurious amenities on board, you are guaranteed a luxury private yacht charter holiday of a lifetime in NEW England. So if you are looking for a romantic getaway, a luxury formal pampering experience or simply an adventurous family sailing vacation with plenty of snorkelling, clamming, seal watching and indeed sailing in the New England, between Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod and Rhode Island ports and Harbours or the best of all, Hamptons alongside splendid coastline of Maine or Caribbean, SY NORTHERN STAR could be the perfect choice. Accommodation: Luxury Sailing Yacht HINCKLEY 76 - NORTHERN STAR can accommodate up to 6+2 yacht charter guests in 4 luxuriously appointed en-suite cabins. The guests will have a total of 2 double and 1 twin with single beds at their disposal. The full beam spacious master cabin features a King size V berth, hanging locker and private en-suite with separate stall shower. There are also a comfortable settee and a writing desk on the starboard side. A VIP suite is located aft and to port of the master stateroom. This elegant suite was originally planned for the King and the Queen of Norway who went on board regularly in the past. An elegant and intimate suite, she features a large bed, plenty of storage and large en-suite with his and her sink. On the starboard side there are two twin cabins with bunk beds who share a common head and shower. All cabins have their own individual air con and audio-video entertainment systems etc.

De-Luxe Luxury Sailing Yacht NORTHERN STAR charter prices: NORTHERN STAR super yacht charter prices start at 23,000 US$’s per week in low season and rise to 26,450 US$’s/ week in peak season, mainly during the usual winter season in the Caribbean or New Year and Christmas holiday season. All rates are under MYBA terms and plus APA expenses. In some locations VAT can be charged on top and prices can be higher on special days such as NEW YEAR or during special events such as Antigua boat show or racing events such as the Buckets. Special offers, negotiated deals and last minute discounts are available on request.

Luxury sailing yacht NORTHERN STAR is fully air conditioned throughout. This is a non-smoking vessel. NORTHERN STAR´s experienced super yacht charter crew of up to 3 including the captain Barney Latham, have a separate head and shower and companionway. Guests may not be allowed to bring pets on-board.

Luxury Sailing Yacht TENDER: Private charter yacht NORTHERN STAR has a 11’ super yacht tender on board with 30hp outboard

De-luxe Sailing Yacht itineraries: Luxury Sailing Yacht HINCKLEY 76 - NORTHERN STAR is usually offering de-luxe private yacht charter cruises around the breathtaking East Caribbean coastline throughout the year, mainly during the winter months. Her favourite luxury crewed yacht charter destinations are in the Virgin Islands as well as anywhere between Saint Martin and the Grenadines. One way and tandem charters in some parts of the Caribbean, including Virgin Islands, may also be offered on request. During the summer, the yacht is due to sail around Martha’s Vineyard, Nuntucket, Rhode Island and Hamptons in Maine. Please enquire !

Apart from the luxury sailing yacht NORTHERN STAR, a 76’ Hinckley historic performance sailing yacht charter boat , we at can offer a great selection of other superyachts available for luxury crewed yacht charter. These include luxury motor yachts, private sailing yachts, crewed charter yachts,luxury goolets, sailing and powercatamarans , de-luxe gullets or private mega and giga charter yachts. For a detailed quote, please fill out the following YACHT CHARTER REQUEST FORM or contact our experienced and friendly Super Yacht Charter Team .

For more information, please contact us on +44 (0) 121 285 8010

SAMPLE MENU ON BOARD OF SY HINCKLEY 76 - NORTHERN STAR Using only fresh produce found in local markets and shops, the chef on board will create any meal from major international cuisine in order to satisfy private yacht charter guests’ dietary requirements on request.


Technical data

Type: Sailing Yachts
Shipyard: Hinckley
Year built: 1993
Last refit: 2014
Length: 23.2 meter
Beam: 5.2
Draft: 2.7
Cabins: 3
Guests sleeping: 6
Guests cruising: N/A
Crew: 2
Cruising speed: 8
Max. speed: 14
Weekly Price from: USD
Location: Caribbean


Luxury sailing yacht HINCKLEY 76 - NORTHERN STAR (23.1m / 75.8’) was launched by Hinckley shipyard back in 1993.  Always kept in great condition and most recently refitted in 2014, she accommodates up to 8 yacht charter guests sleeping in 1 Master suite, 1 VIP Double and 2 single cabin plus. All cabins apart from one single are en-suite and feature their own audio and visual entertainment systems. There are always at least 3 super yacht crew members on board including the captain. This charter yacht mainly cruises at speeds of around 8kn and is normally offered for luxury crewed yacht charters within the East Caribbean or New England throughout the year. Her crew are happy to offer ONE WAY or TANDEM charters between other destinations too and on request. Thanks to her Yanmar 4LHA-DTP diesel super yacht engine totalling 1 x 200hp, during the right sea and wind conditions, she can reach maximum speeds of around 14kn. Her best features are unique traditional design with state-of-the-art facilities, historic pedigree with royal connections and fully bespoke private yacht charter and luxury crewed sailing itineraries in New England.


Private charter yacht NORTHERN STAR can accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 en-suite cabins. Cabin Configuration: - 1 x Master cabin with queen double - 1 x VIP double suite used by Norwegian Royal family - 2 x twin cabins with two single bunk beds There is also individual controlled air conditioning, SAT TV, iPhone dock, hair dryers, phone, and el. en-suite bathroom in each cabin. NORTHERN STAR is fully air conditioned throughout. Her super yacht crew of up to 3, have separate crew quarters with heads and showers and have their own companionway.

Water sports

Luxury Sailing Yacht HINCKLEY 76 - NORTHERN STAR has a good selection of water sport toys on board. These include: - 1 x 2m/8’ inflatable dinghy with 30hp Tohatsu engine - 1 x 11’ / 3.5m Zodiac Mark 2 traditional clinker-built varnished rowing dinghy, - Paddle boards - Windsurfer, Kite Surfer, Kayaks, Canoes on request - Waterskis, Slalom skis, donut - Inflatable toys and beach toys - Snorkelling gear - Fishing gear - Diving Tank - Swim platform - At the moment - Rendezvous Diving only. ------------------------------------------- - Waverunner, Jet Ski’s, FlyJetBoard, Sea Bobs and other toys may be available on request. - Windsurf, Kayaks, SUP paddle boards, Mountain Bikes etc, may be offered on request - Floating pools, Superyacht Water slides, Waterparks could be arranged on request - Giant inflatable MANTA RAY - Inflatable raft, toys and water animals, Halyard flying, Spinnaker pole swinging all on request and if available - Cabanas, Trampolines, nets, balance beams, swings and slides or sea-rockers could be arranged on request - Submarine and Sub Aqua Toys, SeaBobs and other similar toys may be arranged on request - A massage therapist can be invited on board throughout the charter as well yet a guest cabin would have to be allocated.


Private charter yacht NORTHERN STAR has a good selection of entertainment facilities on board: This includes: - Large Plasma TV - DVD/CD Entertainment system with MP3 input - Wi-fi and Internet in port - Extensive DVD / CD library - Games and Books Communication: - Radar - Weatherfax - Autopilot & GPS - SSB Sat Phone - VHF Cell Phone - SSB Cellular Phone/Fax - Wi-Fi

Charter Flights: On request, we can arrange private charter flights to the closest airports, including New York and Miami and for all yacht charter guests on board of NORTHERN STAR yacht.

Luxury Airport transfers: Luxury helicopter or limousine and de-luxe air-conditioned van transfers from any of the US or Caribbean airports including Orlando and Tortola, directly to the nearest bay or port for all our yacht charter guests, is available when required.

News & updates:

  • Originally made for Royals, 76‘ Hinckley now with 10% discount !
  • Royal Gentleman Hinckley 76 in New England this summer!

You may also be interested to check out one of the following boats:

Bering cat 32.

northern star motor yacht


northern star motor yacht

  • Yacht Charter
  • Destinations
  • Giga yachts
  • Super yachts
  • Mega yachts
  • Sailing yachts
  • Power boats
  • testimonials-17"> Testimonials
  • Useful links
  • Privacy Policy
  • Legal Notices & Terms


Thank you, Your request has been sent!


Please fill up the form:

Contact Name/s:
E-mail Address:
Phone No's:
Evening Phone No's:
Home address:
Company Name:
Company Address:
Your Budget:
Embarkation Date:
Length of charter:
Special Requests:

Charter Requests Form

Personal Info:

Contact Name/s:
E-mail Address:
Day Phone No's:
Evening Phone No's:
Mobile Phone No's:
Home Address:
Company Name:
Company Address:

Please specify your request:

Yacht Type:
Your Daily Budget:
Charter Destination:
Number of Adults:
Number of Children:
Number of Double Cabins:
Number of Sinlge Cabins:
Embarkation Date:
Length of Charter:
Special Requirements:

northern star motor yacht

Find anything, super fast.

  • Destinations
  • Documentaries

northern star motor yacht

Motor Yacht

SHACKLETON is a custom motor yacht launched in 2023 by Lurssen Yachts, in Germany.

Lürssen has remained a family-run German shipyard since its inception in 1875 and is now in its fourth generation of private ownership. The company was founded by Friedrich Lürssen with a desire to create a leading shipyard in both quality and performance.

SHACKLETON measures 107.00 metres in length, with a max draft of 4.5 feet and a beam of 17.5 feet. She has a gross tonnage of 5,885 tonnes.


SHACKLETON accommodates up to 20 guests in 10 cabins.

  • Yacht Builder Lurssen Yachts View profile
  • Exterior Designer Salt Ship Design No profile available

Yacht Specs

Other lurssen yachts, related news.

northern star motor yacht

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser or activate Google Chrome Frame to improve your experience.

Worth Avenue Yachts Logo

  • Link to search page
  • US: +1 (561) 833 4462
  • US: +1 (206) 209-1920
  • MC: +377 99 90 74 63

Yacht for Charter NORTHERN STAR

Main shot

Yacht Charter NORTHERN STAR By Hinckley


Open Gallery

View of Bow

Contact Us For More Information

Electronics, accommodation.

  • Crew Profile
  • Paddleboards
  • Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor shower
  • Light fishing gear
  • Indoor audio system
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Crew separate heads
  • Crew separate shower
  • Guest pet allowed

Richard Pims

Capt. Richard Pims also doubles up as an amazing Chef on board Northern Star. Richard was born in Queens, New York and grew up in New Jersey, not far from the shore. He attended Johnson & Wales University studying Culinary Arts. As a young child he loved all sports, games and pastimes, especially hockey, golf, hiking, climbing, fishing and sailing. Richard soon became hooked on sailing. From a very young age he would sail with family and friends, and then he regularly sailed with an uncle throughout the rest of his childhood. Having qualified with a bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts and Related Services at University Richard went on to work as a Chef in some of the finest restaurants in New York and as a result brings a high level of sophistication to all aspects on onboard yacht hospitality, particularly by preparing world class meals onboard for charter guests. Richard says he is very comfortable with silver service dining, due to his culinary background, but he is very adaptable to more casual dining usually enjoyed on board a sailing yacht. From a Captain's perspective he really enjoys to see guests active and getting involved with sailing during the charter, as well as other adventures by water or on land. His favourite yachting destination was the San Blas Islands in Panama, which is a group of untouched islands, with indigenous Indians living a traditional lifestyle. It was one of the most amazing places he's ever been, and loves that he can experience these exotic places as a Captain on a charter yacht. His motto became "Don't wait to live your dreams"! Richard enjoys spending his spare time reading, fishing, live music, tennis, scuba diving and travel. His friends describe him as Driven, Adventurous and Funny. All great characteristics for a Yacht Charter Captain - and Chef!!

Request a Brochure

Please use a modern browser to view this website. Some elements might not work as expected when using Internet Explorer.

  • Landing Page
  • Luxury Yacht Vacation Types
  • Corporate Yacht Charter
  • Tailor Made Vacations
  • Luxury Exploration Vacations
  • View All 3676
  • Motor Yachts
  • Sailing Yachts
  • Classic Yachts
  • Catamaran Yachts
  • Filter By Destination
  • More Filters
  • Latest Reviews
  • Charter Special Offers
  • Destination Guides
  • Inspiration & Features
  • Mediterranean Charter Yachts
  • France Charter Yachts
  • Italy Charter Yachts
  • Croatia Charter Yachts
  • Greece Charter Yachts
  • Turkey Charter Yachts
  • Bahamas Charter Yachts
  • Caribbean Charter Yachts
  • Australia Charter Yachts
  • Thailand Charter Yachts
  • Dubai Charter Yachts
  • Destination News
  • New To Fleet
  • Charter Fleet Updates
  • Special Offers
  • Industry News
  • Yacht Shows
  • Corporate Charter
  • Finding a Yacht Broker
  • Charter Preferences
  • Questions & Answers
  • Add my yacht

Northern Star Charter Yacht

View More Photos

  • Luxury Charter Yachts
  • Sailing Yachts for Charter

Northern Star

  • Amenities & Toys
  • Rates & Regions
  • + Shortlist


23.09m  /  75'9   hinckley   1993 / 2014.

  • Previous Yacht

Special Features:

  • 1,800nm range
  • Sleeps 6 guests
Superyacht Northern Star is a thrilling yacht charter vessel for those looking to cruise the open seas in large numbers in the utmost comfort

The 23.1m/75'9" sail yacht 'Northern Star' by shipyard Hinckley offers flexible accommodation for up to 6 guests in 3 cabins.

Experience the rush of the wind through your hair onboard sailing yacht Northern Star, primed for harnessing the power of nature, as well as entertaining and relaxing once her sails are stowed away.

Guest Accommodation

Built in 1993, Northern Star offers guest accommodation for up to 6 guests in 3 suites. There are 7 beds in total, including 1 king and 6 singles. She is also capable of carrying up to 3 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht charter experience.

Onboard Comfort & Entertainment

Whatever your activities on your charter, you'll find some impressive features are seamlessly integrated to help you such as air conditioning to keep your comfortable throughout your charter.

Performance & Range

Powered by 1 x Yanmar engines, she comfortably cruises at 10 knots, reaches a maximum speed of 12 knots with a range of up to 1,800 nautical miles from her 1,817 litre fuel tanks.

Set against the backdrop of your chosen cruising ground, you and your guests can enjoy fun on the water with the collection of water toys and accessories aboard Northern Star. Principle among these are towable toys offering fun and adventure. If that isn't enough Northern Star also features inflatable water toys and snorkelling equipment.

Northern Star offers you and your guests the perfect platform from which to enjoy your next luxury yacht charter. Please enquire for details of her summer and forthcoming winter cruising grounds and availability.

Sail yacht Northern Star boasts an impressive array of outstanding amenities for truly out-of-this-world charter vacations that you’ll never forget.


There are currently no testimonials for Northern Star, please provide .

Northern Star Photos

Northern Star Yacht 11

Length 23.09m / 75'9
Beam 5.2m / 17'1
Draft 2.7m / 8'10
Gross Tonnage 52 GT
Cruising Speed 10 Knots
Built | (Refitted)
Builder Hinckley
Model Custom

Amenities & Entertainment

For your relaxation and entertainment Northern Star has the following facilities, for more details please speak to your yacht charter broker.

Northern Star is reported to be available to Charter with the following recreation facilities:

For a full list of all available amenities & entertainment facilities, or price to hire additional equipment please contact your broker.

  • + shortlist

For a full list of all available amenities & entertainment facilities, or price to hire additional equipment please contact your broker.

'Northern Star' Charter Rates & Destinations

Summer Season

May - September

$45,000 p/week + expenses

High Season

Cruising Regions

HOT SPOTS:   New England

Winter Season

October - April

Charter Northern Star

To charter this luxury yacht contact your charter broker , or we can help you.

To charter this luxury yacht contact your charter broker or

Update your yacht

Yacht Owner, Captain or Central Agents - Send us latest Photos, Charter Rates or Corrections Send Updates


Campai charter yacht

22m | Southern Wind

from $18,000 p/week

NOTE to U.S. Customs & Border Protection



  • Share on Facebook
  • Share Yacht


Here are a selection of yachts which are similar to the current charter yacht. To view all similar luxury charter yachts click on the button below.

As Featured In

The YachtCharterFleet Difference

YachtCharterFleet makes it easy to find the yacht charter vacation that is right for you. We combine thousands of yacht listings with local destination information, sample itineraries and experiences to deliver the world's most comprehensive yacht charter website.

San Francisco

  • Like us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Follow us on Instagram
  • Find us on LinkedIn
  • Add My Yacht
  • Affiliates & Partners

Popular Destinations & Events

  • St Tropez Yacht Charter
  • Monaco Yacht Charter
  • St Barts Yacht Charter
  • Greece Yacht Charter
  • Mykonos Yacht Charter
  • Caribbean Yacht Charter

Featured Charter Yachts

  • Maltese Falcon Yacht Charter
  • Wheels Yacht Charter
  • Victorious Yacht Charter
  • Andrea Yacht Charter
  • Titania Yacht Charter
  • Ahpo Yacht Charter

Receive our latest offers, trends and stories direct to your inbox.

Please enter a valid e-mail.

Thanks for subscribing.

Search for Yachts, Destinations, Events, News... everything related to Luxury Yachts for Charter.

Yachts in your shortlist

  • Work & Careers
  • Life & Arts

Become an FT subscriber

To read this article for free register now.

Once registered, you can:

  • Read free articles
  • Get our Editor's Digest and other newsletters
  • Follow topics and set up personalised events
  • Access Alphaville: our popular markets and finance blog
  • Global news & analysis
  • Expert opinion
  • Special features
  • FirstFT newsletter
  • Videos & Podcasts
  • Android & iOS app
  • FT Edit app
  • 10 gift articles per month

Explore more offers.

Standard digital.

  • FT Digital Edition

Premium Digital

Print + premium digital, ft professional, weekend print + standard digital, weekend print + premium digital.

Then $75 per month. Complete digital access to quality FT journalism. Cancel anytime during your trial.

  • Global news & analysis
  • Exclusive FT analysis
  • FT App on Android & iOS
  • FirstFT: the day's biggest stories
  • 20+ curated newsletters
  • Follow topics & set alerts with myFT
  • FT Videos & Podcasts
  • 20 monthly gift articles to share
  • Lex: FT's flagship investment column
  • 15+ Premium newsletters by leading experts
  • FT Digital Edition: our digitised print edition
  • Weekday Print Edition
  • Videos & Podcasts
  • Premium newsletters
  • 10 additional gift articles per month
  • FT Weekend Print delivery
  • Everything in Standard Digital
  • Everything in Premium Digital

Today's FT newspaper for easy reading on any device. This does not include or FT App access.

  • 10 monthly gift articles to share
  • Everything in Print
  • Make and share highlights
  • FT Workspace
  • Markets data widget
  • Subscription Manager
  • Workflow integrations
  • Occasional readers go free
  • Volume discount

Essential digital access to quality FT journalism on any device. Pay a year upfront and save 20%.

Terms & Conditions apply

Explore our full range of subscriptions.

Why the ft.

See why over a million readers pay to read the Financial Times.

Your world of yachts

Yachts from A to Z!

northern star motor yacht

Our future lies on the seas. Meteors last Kaiser

northern star motor yacht

Our future lies on the seas! William II at the dedication of the port of Stettin, 23 Sep 1898

The last Kaiser of Germany, Wilhelm II, aka William the Furious – a person is equally extraordinary and contradictory. The heir to the Prussian military traditions, because, perhaps, of English roots on my mother’s side – the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria, was distinguished by a passion for the sea, sea travel and yachting sports.

Most clearly this side has become manifest since the accession of the Emperor to the throne. Since 1889 Wilhelm regularly come in long cruises, dubbed “Northern expeditions” (“Nordlandia”), attended the regatta and the marine week in the British port city of Cowes, the German cities of Cuxhaven and Kiel. In the same year he made the first step towards the creation of a large German Navy, the establishment of the Main naval command, or “Reichsmarine”.

For six years, until 1895, Wilhelm personally on your own yacht took part in international races. From 1889 until the outbreak of the First world war sports yacht of the Kaiser, each of which their achievements have received worldwide recognition, with great success has performed in all prestigious competitions of Europe and the United States.

northern star motor yacht

The very first of the Imperial yacht “meteor I” was purchased by Wilhelm in 1891 for 90,000 gold marks – in General a small amount was fully paid for by the German government. It was a cutter 108-foot (33 m) tender, initially bearing the name “Thistle” was built in 1887 in the Scottish shipyard of D & W Henderson in Glasgow. It was created in great secrecy in order to participate in the America’s Cup, which eventually took second place.

However, it is “meteor I” brought fame to the Kaiser as a yachtsman. For several years the yacht under his command performed successfully in many European regattas, and in 1895 the race of the Royal Cup great Britain beat the favorite yacht of the Prince of Wales (later king Edward VII) “Britain”.

The rapid development of the yachting industry was threatened by the emergence of rivals new, more modern yachts. Warning the slightest hint of possible defeat in the future races, prudently Wilhelm in 1895, placed in the shipyard of D & W Henderson new order.

northern star motor yacht

The crew of the “Meteor II”, half of which, by the way, was composed of English sailors who suffered the insult stoically and took it as a challenge. A few days later, the yacht won the English race Nore to Dover, ahead of “Britain” by 9.5 minutes, and in June 1896 in a race in Southampton her break with “Britain” was as much as 25 minutes. For several years, the “meteor II” was the winner of many international regattas. No doubt, it was the best sport boat at the time, a sample of the skill of British shipbuilders and the pride of Wilhelm II.

In 1902 the Imperial watch favorite took schooner “meteor III”. It was designed for William American designers H. G. Barbey & A. Carey Smith, built at the shipyard Townsend & Downey Shipbuilding Co. became an improved version of an ocean cruiser “Iduna” (formerly “Jampa”) built in America in 1887 and owned by the wife of William Don.

northern star motor yacht

25 Feb 1902 “meteor III” dubbed Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice. The Grand launching was held in the presence of Roosevelt, brother of the Kaiser, Prince Henry, and the many hundreds of American spectators. The event was captured on camera in March of the same year was assembled documentary film “the Meteor III Afloat” (IMDb tt0367447). It was a great occasion “warm up” German-American relations, and it was a really luxurious yacht.

During the service of the “Meteor III” the interest in yachting sport has reached unprecedented heights. On regatta gathered presented different classes and social groups and, of course, honorable representatives of other countries. “Arrive at this time in Kiel yard, and assembled there the entire German fleet. The race was followed by the court celebrations, the city was filled with plenty of visitors…” – writes about the Kiel week in 1907 by M. P. Bock, daughter of P. A. Stolypin.

And again: “Yachts participating in the races of the first class, was struck by its majestic beauty. After all, it was a real large two-masted ships of 350 tons displacement, with a team of seventy people, a huge sail area and very spacious, due to the lack of machinery, the premises. They were only three: the personal yacht of Kaiser Wilhelm, “meteor”, Krupp — “Germany” owned by the city of Hamburg “Hamburg”.

northern star motor yacht

Great schooner “meteor III” properly served Wilhelm II for seven years, until 1909, when she began to give way to the latest yacht rivals. One of its main competitors, as noted in his memoirs, and M. P. Side, was a yacht “Germania”, built by the family Krupp for recently bought in Kiel shipyard Germaniawerft Fr Krupp. The obvious reaction Wilhelm became new order – “meteor IV”.

As to no longer meet the needs of the Emperor “Meteor III”, in 1909 it was sold to a famous German chemist Karl Dietrich Harris and his wife, Frau Hertha, the youngest daughter Werner von Siemens – founder of the transnational concern Siemens. Change of owners, the yacht received a new name “Northern star” and a new life: she has several times participated in the Kiel weeks and regularly went to sea to float freely.

northern star motor yacht

During the service, “meteor IV” was involved in almost all well-known European regattas. Within four years, it was called a formidable rival in the Maritime weeks in Cowes and Kiel, in regattas in Campbeltown (Kintyre, Scotland), the race of the Royal yacht club of St. George Kingston (Ireland), the race the Royal London yacht club on the Thames and in the big regattas of the Royal yacht clubs of London.

In early 1914, he was drafted into the “meteor V”. New schooner with a length of 156 ft (47.6 m) was also designed by max Ertem (Max Oertz) and built at the shipyard “Germany” (Germaniawerft Fr Krupp). Rapidly developing events on the world stage is not allowed “Meteor V” to build the same long and successful career as his predecessors. However, his sporting life was as short as it is bright in a matter of months before the outbreak of the First world war “meteor V” managed to participate and win the regatta Elbregatta.

It is known that all the “Meteors” after “write-off” for some time remained in the fleet of Wilhelm II as a training or pleasure yachts. The only exception was the “meteor III”, which, as mentioned above, immediately found a buyer.

In 1921 the yacht again replaced the owner – now it was Maurice Buno-Varilla, owner of the Paris newspaper Le Matin. In 1924 it was acquired by the Italian Baron Alberto Fassini. In 1932, Fassini sold the yacht to a man named Gillett, who soon passed it to the British brokers Campbel & Nicholsons. After several months of inactivity it was bought by an American named Francis Taylor and served him until 1940. Taylor sold the boat to Gerald S. Foley, who, in turn, sold it to David Feinberg, who is Nicholas Allen. In 1941, the boat was requisitioned in the Second world war was used for the needs of the Navy.

Ironically, in 1946, after long wanderings Imperial “meteor III”, under the name “Aldebaran”, found its last resting place on the dock for debriefing ships John Witt on the island of Shooters in the Bay of Newark – where from 1900 to 1910 was located Builder, Townsend & Downey Shipbuilding Co. and where he in 1902 solemnly came off the stocks.

With the beginning of the First world war traces of the other “Meteors” are completely lost. Some sources claim that all yachts were sunk in the fighting. Others say that they were later requisitioned by the government of the new Weimar Republic. There is also a view that the yacht, as the more movable of the Imperial estate, were sold in 1919 by Wilhelm II, who really needed a lot of money for the purchase of the castle in Dorne – a place six kilometers from Amerongen in the Netherlands, where the last Kaiser of Germany will spend the rest of my life.

In the article used a variety of materials, including: Giles McDonough. The last Kaiser. William Frantic, Moscow, AST, 2004 Side M. P. P. A. Stolypin. Memories of my father. 1884— 1911. / Moscow, ZAO tsentrpoligraf, 2007 Materials from the archives of Klaus Kramer. New American Yacht – The Sydney Morning Herald, London, Aug. 10, 1910 John Leather. Sailing with the Kaiser 2 – Classic Boat Journal, 2011 Lillian Ross. The Kaiser’s Yacht – The New Yorker, June 22, 1946 The official website of The Telegraph.

Egor Lanin Author ruYachts

Journalist, news editor. The team 2014. Major topics: motor yachts, concepts, gadgets and technology.

All articles/Write the author

  • © Photo material: Archive version of the portal

Our future lies on the seas. Meteors last Kaiser

You Might Also Like

Overtook 35 crews!

Overtook 35 crews!

31 days, 23 hours, 36 minutes and 46 seconds!

31 days, 23 hours, 36 minutes and 46 seconds!

Jambu finished

Jambu finished

How long can you wait?

How long can you wait?

“I wanted to test my skills”

“I wanted to test my skills”

As for the America’s Cup, only faster: launched cruise catamaran F50

As for the America’s Cup, only faster: launched cruise catamaran F50

What do you think cancel reply.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

No Comments Yet.

Popular posts

Brabus Shadow 500. There will be only 28

Brabus Shadow 500. There will be only 28

Following the premiere of the Brabus Shadow 800 at boot Düsseldorf 2018 ...

Review of sailing yacht Beneteau First Class 7.5

Review of sailing yacht Beneteau First Class 7.5

Riva Diamond Fund

Riva Diamond Fund

Feadship: new shipyard on the big water

Feadship: new shipyard on the big water

Recent posts.

  • Most Popular

Cookies help to deliver content on this website. By continuing to use the website, you agree to the use of cookies.

  • Election 2024
  • Entertainment
  • Newsletters
  • Photography
  • AP Buyline Personal Finance
  • AP Buyline Shopping
  • Press Releases
  • Israel-Hamas War
  • Russia-Ukraine War
  • Global elections
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Election Results
  • Delegate Tracker
  • AP & Elections
  • Auto Racing
  • 2024 Paris Olympic Games
  • Movie reviews
  • Book reviews
  • Financial Markets
  • Business Highlights
  • Financial wellness
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Social Media

Sanctioned Russian oligarch’s megayacht hides in a UAE creek


The 118-meter (387-foot) Motor Yacht A belonging to Russian oligarch Andrey Melnichenko is anchored in the port of Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, May 31, 2022. In the dusty, northern-most sheikhdom of the United Arab Emirates, Motor Yacht A, one of the world’s largest yachts, sits in the quiet port — so far avoiding the fate of other luxury vessels linked to sanctioned Russian oligarchs. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

This satellite image from Planet Labs PBC shows Motor Yacht A, belonging to Russian oligarch Andrey Melnichenko, moored in Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, May 12, 2022. In the dusty, northern-most sheikhdom of the United Arab Emirates, Motor Yacht A, one of the world’s largest yachts, sits in the quiet port — so far avoiding the fate of other luxury vessels linked to sanctioned Russian oligarchs. (Planet Labs PBC via AP)

  • Copy Link copied

RAS AL-KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In the dusty, northern-most sheikhdom of the United Arab Emirates, where laborers cycle by rustic tea shops, one of the world’s largest yachts sits in a quiet port — so far avoiding the fate of other luxury vessels linked to sanctioned Russian oligarchs.

The display of lavish wealth is startling in one of the UAE’s poorest emirates, a 90-minute drive from the illuminated high-rises of Dubai. But the 118-meter (387-foot) Motor Yacht A’s presence in a Ras al-Khaimah creek also shows the UAE’s neutrality during Russia’s war on Ukraine as the Gulf country remains a magnet for Russian money and its oil-rich capital sees Moscow as a crucial OPEC partner .

Since Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine, the seven sheikhdoms of the Emirates have offered a refuge for Russians, both those despairing of their country’s future as well as the mega-wealthy concerned about Western sanctions .

While much of the world has piled sanctions on Russian institutions and allies of President Vladimir Putin, the Emirates has not. It also avoids overt criticism of the war, which government readouts still refer to as the “Ukraine crisis.”

The Motor Yacht A belongs to Andrey Melnichenko, an oligarch worth some $23.5 billion, according to Forbes. He once ran the fertilizer producer Eurochem and SUEK, one the the world’s largest coal companies.

The European Union in March included Melnichenko in a mass list of sanctions on business leaders and others described as close to Putin. The EU sanctions noted he attended a Feb. 24 meeting Putin held the day of the invasion.

“The fact that he was invited to attend this meeting shows that he is a member of the closest circle of Vladimir Putin and that he is supporting or implementing actions or policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, as well as stability and security in Ukraine,” the EU said at the time.

Melnichenko resigned from the corporate positions he held in the two major firms, according to statements from the companies. However, he has criticized Western sanctions and denied being close to Putin.

Melnichenko could not be reached for comment through his advisers.

Already, authorities in Italy have seized one of his ships — the $600 million Sailing Yacht A. France, Spain and Britain as well have sought to target superyachts tied to Russian oligarchs as part of a wider global effort to put pressure on Putin and those close to him.

But the $300 million Motor Yacht A so far appears untouched. It flew an Emirati flag on Tuesday when Associated Press journalists observed the ship. Two crew members milled around the deck.

The boat’s last recorded position on March 10 put it off the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, just over 3,000 kilometers (1,860 miles) from Ras al-Khaimah. Satellite images from Planet Labs PBC analyzed by the AP show the vessel in Ras al-Khaimah’s creek beginning March 17, a week later.

The Financial Times first reported on the ship’s presence in the UAE .

Authorities in Ras al-Khaimah did not respond to a request for comment on the yacht’s presence. The UAE’s Foreign Ministry did not answer questions about the ship, but said in a statement to the AP that it takes “its role in protecting the integrity of the global financial system extremely seriously.”

But so far, the UAE has taken no such public action targeting Russia. The country abstained on a U.N. Security Council vote in February condemning Russia’s invasion , angering Washington.

The neutral response may stem from “the financial gain we’re seeing in Dubai in terms of new tourist arrivals, and Russian efforts to move assets and buy property,” said Karen Young, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Middle East Institute.

The flow of Russian money — both legitimate and shady — is now an open secret in Dubai, where lavish hotels and beaches increasingly bustle with Russian speakers. State-run radio hosts cheerily describe a massive influx.

The UAE became one of the few remaining flight corridors out of Moscow. The Emirati government offered three-month multiple-entry visas upon arrival to all Russians, allowing major companies to easily transfer their employees from Moscow to Dubai. The private jet terminal at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central has seen a 400% spike in traffic, the airport’s CEO recently told the AP .

Real estate agents have reported a surge of interest from Russians seeking to buy property in Dubai , particularly in the skyscrapers of Dubai Marina and villas on the Palm Jumeirah.

For those who want to move to the UAE, buying high-end property also helps secure a visa.

“Business is booming right now,” said Thiago Caldas, CEO of the Dubai-based property firm Modern Living, which now accepts cryptocurrency to facilitate sales with new Russian clients. “They have a normal life and don’t face restrictions.”

Caldas said inquiries from Russian clients in Dubai have multiplied by over 10 since the war, forcing his firm to hire three Russian-speaking agents to deal with the deluge.

With sanctions on Russian banks and businesses thwarting many citizens’ access to foreign capital, Russians are increasingly trying to bypass bank transfers through digital currencies in Dubai, said two cryptocurrency traders in the city, where they’re able to liquidate large sums of cash.

“It’s a safe haven. … The inflow from Russian accounts skyrocketed 300% days after the war in Ukraine began,” said a Russian crypto trader in Dubai, who spoke like the other on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.

Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala state investment company remains among the most active sovereign wealth funds in Russia, along with those of China and Qatar, according to calculations by Javier Capapé of IE University in Spain for the AP.

But pressure is growing. Late on Tuesday, the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi posted a strongly worded video message in solidarity with Ukraine featuring local ambassadors from the world’s leading democracies as Russia’s foreign minister visits the region.

“We are united against Russia’s unjustifiable, unprovoked and illegal aggression,” said Ernst Peter Fischer, Germany’s ambassador to the UAE.

Follow Isabel DeBre and Jon Gambrell on Twitter at and

northern star motor yacht


  1. Motor Yacht Northern Star launched by Lurssen

    northern star motor yacht

  2. NORTHERN STAR yacht (Lurssen, 107m, 2022)

    northern star motor yacht

  3. Motor yacht Northern Star by Lurssen Yachts

    northern star motor yacht

  4. NORTHERN STAR Yacht Charter Price

    northern star motor yacht

  5. NORTHERN STAR Yacht Charter Price

    northern star motor yacht

  6. News: Lurssen 107M 'Northern Star'

    northern star motor yacht


  1. Морская всепогодная яхта Nord Star 47 SCY

  2. Selene 43' Yacht. Trawler Yacht 43' Selene

  3. Yacht Northen Star.swf

  4. NauticStar Boats

  5. $10,000,000 Northern Marine sinks at launching!!

  6. Cruiseship Norwegian Star


  1. Northern Star Yacht • John Risley $350M Superyacht

    The Northern Star Yacht: Lurssen's Maritime Marvel The Northern Star yacht, a symbol of luxury and engineering prowess, is currently being crafted as the Project Icecap at the esteemed Lurssen shipyard. Slated for delivery in 2023, this 109m (357ft) explorer yacht promises to be a masterpiece on the seas. Key Takeaways: The Northern Star yacht is a luxury explorer vessel under construction ...

  2. Lürssen superyacht Northern Star sold

    The 75.4 metre motor yacht Northern Star, listed for sale at Moran Yacht & Ship has been sold in an in-house deal. She will now undergo an extensive summer refit to get her in prime condition for the Caribbean charter season. Built by German yard Lürssen under Moran's supervision and delivered in 2009 as an MCA-compliant explorer yacht, she features traditional exterior styling by Espen Øino.

  3. HUNTRESS Yacht Charter Details, Lurssen

    HUNTRESS. Built by Lurssen in 2009 and refitted in 2022, luxury yacht HUNTRESS (Ex Bella Vita, Northern Star) is a 76m/248ft vessel that features the exterior styling of Espen Oeino while the interiors were completed by Pauline Nunns. M/Y HUNTRESS has a number of accolades to her name, earned from her excellent internal and external layout ...

  4. Lurssen Northern Star: A Study In Escapism

    Aug 1, 2018. Original: Jul 1, 2010. The North Star, Polaris, is only visible in the northern hemisphere, but the 75-meter ice class Lürssen Northern Star is headed for faraway places beyond. Designer Espen Øino gave the yacht a rugged look to match extended cruising plans and Pauline Nunns created a comfortable nest for long periods at sea.

  5. Owner Insight: The next stage of the Northern Star journey

    'The first Lürssen' Risley mentioned is, of course, the 63-metre Northern Star from 2005, better known as Polar Star since changing name two years after her launch. Shortly after, in 2009, another vessel of the same name was delivered by the German yacht builder, this time a 75.6-metre motor yacht that, from a distance, could easily be ...

  6. Northern Star yacht video

    Northern Star yacht video. 15 January 2015. Northern Star is a 75.4 metre motor yacht built by Lürssen in 2009. She was designed by Espen Oeino with a voluminous interior by British designer Pauline Nunns. The 'country house' style interior comfortably accommodates 12 guests in six cabins and there is room for as many as 26 crew. Helicopter ...

  7. Yacht NORTHERN STAR, Lurssen

    The imposing superyacht NORTHERN STAR is a motor yacht. This 80 m (262 ft) luxury yacht was manufactured at Lurssen Yachts in 2009. NORTHERN STAR was previously registered as Project Scout. An exciting innovation of this stunning motor yacht is her helicopter pad capability. The balanced boat has been designed from naval architects Espen Oeino.

  8. Motor Yacht Northern Star launched by Lurssen

    Motor yacht Northern Star is powered by twin Caterpillar 2,000kW diesel engines that allow a maximum speed of 17 knots and a cruising speed of 15. Her owner plans to make the yacht available on the charter market following her delivery at a weekly price from €600,000 plus expenses.

  9. 75.4m Huntress Superyacht

    Motor Yacht. Originating from the pen of designer Espen Oeino, Bella Vita (ex: Northern Star) was launched into the cold waters of Rendsburg by Lürssen Yachts in 2009. This rugged 75.40 metre world cruiser features an immediately distinctive exterior - combined with a country home interior by Pauline Nunns - to reflect the traditional tastes ...

  10. 83: Northern Star

    Northern Star. LENGTH: 247ft. 4in. (75.4m) SHIPYARD: Lürssen, Germany. YEAR: 2009. The experienced owners of this expedition-style vessel, who also cruise on Meteor, like to explore faraway places. Espen Øino and Lürssen's engineering took their cue from naval ships and destroyers to come up with an efficient hull that can go more than ...


    NORTHERN STAR is a LURSSEN 248' (75.59m) Motor Yacht available for Motor charter, built in 2009, price ranges from , allowing up to 12 guests. More details.

  12. North Star Yacht Charter

    The 63.1m/207' 'North Star' motor yacht built by the Turkish shipyard Sunrise Yachts is available for charter for up to 12 guests in 6 cabins. This yacht features interior styling by British designer RWD. Built in 2019, North Star boasts a multitude of decks ideal for relaxation and entertainment indoors or outdoors, ensuring guests will live la dolce vita on the open waters. She is equipped with


    These two cabins share the common head and shower. Offered by DMA Yachting, the majestic charter yacht NORTHERN STAR is a 76 ft sailboat. The primary distinction of NORTHERN STAR are her impeccable styling and interconnection with the sea. NORTHERN STAR spends the winter season in the Bahamas. She was completed by recognized shipbuilder ...

  14. JOHN RISLEY: The Seafood Tycoon and Philanthropist of Canada

    Update he sold the yacht to Len Blavatnik. The previous Northern Star was delivered by Lurssen in 2009 and built to a design of Espen Oeino. She was sold in 2017 to Dwight Schar, who named her Bella Vita. In 2020 Schar swapped his yacht with George Argyros' Huntress. The 2010 Huntress became Bella Vitta, and Bella Vita became Huntress.


    NORTHERN STAR (23.1m / 75.8'), is a luxury sailing yacht with glorious history, custom built and launched by the Hinckley shipyard of USA back in 1993. Originally conceived by famed Swedish boat architect Ocke Mannerfelt, and handcrafted in Maine by The Hinckley Company, a luxury boat builder for nearly 90 years known worldwide for its ...

  16. North Star: Inside the 63m Espen Øino-designed superyacht

    Step on board North Star, the 63 metre custom superyacht designed by Espen Øino and Ozgun Yacht Design, complete with a crow's nest, cinema and golf practice machine. As the world turns, the North Star holds steady over the North Pole. A point of reference in the night sky, it is a literal and symbolic guiding light.

  17. 107.0m SHACKLETON Superyacht

    Length 107.0m. Year2023. SHACKLETON. 2023. |. Motor Yacht. SHACKLETON is a custom motor yacht launched in 2023 by Lurssen Yachts, in Germany. Lürssen has remained a family-run German shipyard since its inception in 1875 and is now in its fourth generation of private ownership. The company was founded by Friedrich Lürssen with a desire to ...

  18. Yacht Charter NORTHERN STAR By Hinckley

    NORTHERN STAR yacht for charter in: East Coast United States. NORTHERN STAR is a 2014 Sailing yacht sleeping 6 guests in pure luxury, starting at $45,000.

  19. Northern Star Yacht Charter

    1,800nm range. Sleeps 6 guests. Northern Star is an outstanding candidate for a perfect yacht charter vacation. The 23.1m/75'9" sail yacht 'Northern Star' by shipyard Hinckley offers flexible accommodation for up to 6 guests in 3 cabins. Experience the rush of the wind through your hair onboard sailing yacht Northern Star, primed for harnessing ...

  20. Which yacht to rent in Moscow

    Motor yacht Timmerman 32m is an elegant, modern and comfortable motor yacht which has noble origin and rich history. Built in 2003 at Timmerman Yachts shipyard in Moscow she became the first «luxury»motor yacht made in Russia. The yacht project was developed by the designer Guido de Grotto and naval architect Yaron Ginton, Holland. Яхта has been used for hospitality and leisure purposes ...

  21. Russian oligarch Andrey Melnichenko berths superyacht in UAE

    Marine locator services placed Motor Yacht A off the Maldives in March. The Financial Times then saw the yacht on April 18. On Saturday it remained moored opposite Ras al-Khaimah's city-centre ...

  22. Our future lies on the seas. Meteors last Kaiser

    Change of owners, the yacht received a new name "Northern star" and a new life: she has several times participated in the Kiel weeks and regularly went to sea to float freely. Meteor IV The design and construction of a new "Meteor IV" the Kaiser gave the German manufacturing: the famous designer max Arzu (Max Oertz) and the shipyard Krupp.

  23. Sanctioned Russian oligarch's megayacht hides in a UAE creek

    3 of 4 |. The 118-meter (387-foot) Motor Yacht A belonging to Russian oligarch Andrey Melnichenko is anchored in the port of Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, May 31, 2022. In the dusty, northern-most sheikhdom of the United Arab Emirates, Motor Yacht A, one of the world's largest yachts, sits in the quiet port — so far ...