Asgard: a 42.84m sailing yacht with classic lines and modern luxury

Written by Roxanne Hughes

Written by Roxanne Hughes

The 42.84m Asgard is one of the largest sailing superyachts on display at this year’s Palma Superyacht Village. Her classically inspired exterior lines are paired with a traditional wood panelled interior but with all-modern amenities and systems. There is more to this yacht than meets the eye. We sat down with listing broker, Adam Papadakis of Moravia Yachting to find out more.

Asgard was built by Abeking & Rasmussen. That’s a not a shipyard typically associated with sailing superyachts, what’s the background to her design and build?

These days, everyone knows Abeking & Rasmussen as superyacht builder. They build some brilliant and very well-known motor yachts. But like other well-known northern European yards, they started long ago building sail boats and military vessels. Their build standards and specifications are highly regarded. When the owner of Asgard decided to build a boat, they were one of few capable of constructing to his specifications and requirements.

Asgard has had some regatta success sailing in the Palma Superyacht Cup and Rolex Maxi Worlds (Spirit of Tradition Class). How easy would it be for a new owner to take this yacht to the racecourse?

Yes, that’s possible. Asgard is rigged as a cruiser racer and it really depends how the next owner would like to use her – as a casual campaign race or more competitively doing some tough racing. There are many aspects that can be changed to scale back or elevate her performance – you could sail with just a spinnaker or you can start changing the winches for some more modern ones and then the sky’s the limit.

Could Asgard be chartered?

Yes, absolutely. Asgard has only been used privately to date, as far as I’m aware, but we have carried out feasibility studies for registering her as commercial. And it is doable, it depends of course which flag you choose. One straightforward option would be to go for the Cook Islands flag and have private registration with commercial use. And that would not be a very costly option to do so. We have all the information, which we can provide to any potential new owner.

There are two gorgeous skylights – one in the lower part of the split level saloon and another in the master cabin. Are those original features or were they added during one of the refits?

These two skylights are synonymous with Asgard. They’re characteristic of the yacht’s interior and they are an original design feature. There have been slight interior styling changes since her launch, but these were part of the original design and are a much-loved aspect.

Asgard’s interior is by Winch Design and there’s accommodation for eight in total, is that correct?

It’s really hard to find a boat that ticks so many boxes and brings together so many different aspects of design and specification into one single vessel. Asgard is a sensational eye catcher. She has all the features a classic, quintessential sailing boat and with a top tier pedigree design by Winch (interior) and Bruce King (exterior). Combining these different hallmarks of traditional yachting elegance, she has traditional mahogany wood panelling throughout the interior with whitewashed elements and detailing. As you move forward through the boat, there’s a split-level saloon, lounge sitting and a more formal dining area.

What do you think sets Asgard apart from other sailing yachts of similar size currently on the market?

This is not just another cruiser or classic cruiser, but Asgard has great performance as well. She has won her class in famous regattas like the Rolex Maxis and the Superyacht Cup in Palma. She matches many different operational profiles while still preserving the traditional aesthetic. She has all the amenities and luxury that one would expect from a yacht of this calibre.

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