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The Admiral Emotion QUINTA ESSENTIA is a 55m hybrid yacht with an aluminium hull and superstructure.
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    PRICE $19,900,000
    YEAR 1970
    LENGTH 162' (49.38m)
    BEAM 31' 6" (9.6m)
    EXTERIOR DESIGNER Pieter Beeldsnijder Design
    GUESTS 14
    CABINS 7
    MAX SPEED 14 Knots
    FLAG Marshall Islands
    DRAFT 5m
    ENGINES Caterpillar 3516B 1850hp
    CREW 16
    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 without sacrificing 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 was back in the shipyard having 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 passerelle 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 to the day head, your cabin or to the upper salon. To your left is the aft salon/library and movie salon 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 salon’s 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-wood 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 second 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 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 aft-most 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 / 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 glassware.

    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 stateroom, 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 a night out on the town. 
    Queen bed
    En-suite head
    Stylistically like 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 like 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 like the other cabins with all of the same amenities as the VIP staterooms. These beds are permanently fixed. 
    Two single beds
    Up to 16 crew in 12 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. 

    Communication/Navigation Equipment
    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.

    MarQuipt 12 stair gangway
    MarQuipt 4 stair gangway
    MarQuipt passerelle
    1 x Large Stern capstan
    2 x Palfinger 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 Greece having just completed a paint job. Her cruising plans are Norway/Svalbard for the summer.