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Burgess organises and open day for Nero in Monaco
Nero yacht off Cap Ferrat
Nero yacht

Yacht name: Nero
Length: 295 ft • 90 m
Year: 2007
Builder: Corsair Yachts • Yantai Raffles
Architect: IMT Marine
Design: Neil Taylor

Photos: monacoeye • Beaulieu • August 2008

Nero is now on sale for €75 mil - Burgess had an open day at the weekend.

The elegant Nero was launched in 2007 in Yantai, China. She shares some similarities with JP Morgan's famous Corsair IV, the largest US-built yacht (wrecked in 1949), in her length and general layout. A superbly executed retro design !

Asean Lady

Asean Lady Brian Chang

Yacht name: Asean Lady
Length: 289 ft • 88 m
Beam : 70 ft • 21 m
Year: 2004
Builder: Yantai Raffles
Architect: Ian Mitchell
Interior: Annie Chang

Photos: Mats Nelson • Saigon • 14 April 2007

If you can remember the opening credits to Hawaii-5-O, then Asean Lady should look a little familiar. That's because the outrigger design - which uses a stabiliser for rough weather - is borrowed from the traditional Pacific canoe - the proa.

At 88 m however Asean Lady is one of the largest yachts in the world and her 21 m beam is similar to that of world's longest yacht Dubai. She was built for Brian Chang, CEO of Chinese shipbuilder Yantai Raffles. These great photos were taken in Saigon and sent in by Mats Nelson. Book him Danno! Read More...