Asteria is the ideal combination of a go anywhere, rugged expedition yacht with the interior, services, and staff of a world class super yacht. With a range of 6,000 + nautical miles and vast storage capacity she can take you to the remotest corners of the world in comfort and unique style.

Originally an ocean going salvage tug, she was converted in New Zealand in 2002 and has been continuously upgraded ever since. With five luxury double or twin cabins, all with en suite bathrooms, and a spacious master state room with bath tub and separate shower, Asteria provides accommodations for up to twelve guests. A study/office with private exterior access is located just aft of the master state room.

Interior guest areas are situated on two decks. On the main deck the formal dining room comfortably seats twelve. Aft of the dining room is the salon. With its three fold away work stations, WiFi internet access, and 47″” 3D TV, it can be used as a research center, office, or for casual recreation.

On the deck above is a large lounge with comfortable seating to enjoy the 72″” 3D surround sound TV system. Enhanced with a full bar, karaoke system and electric piano, its the perfect spot for a multitude of entertainment activities.

The lounge opens aft to the guests’ private covered deck which incorporates a round dining table seating twelve for alfresco dining. A spacious lounging area from which to watch the world go by spans the width of the after part of this deck. This area can be semi-enclosed with transparent screens to keep it comfortable in almost any weather.

Other exterior guest spaces include a large sun deck above the bridge, with a Jacuzzi and semi-circular settee with a 360 degree view. A stationary bicycle is also located in this area.

Asteria’s sturdy hull and seaworthy design are further enhanced by “zero speed” stabilizers that reduce the yachts motion both at anchor and
underway. The dedicated heli-deck on Asteria can accommodate medium size helicopters for up to six or seven passengers such as the Eurocopter B3 and B4, and Bell 407.

Asteria’s modern galley has every amenity needed for preparation of gourmet meals and her three huge walk-in freezers and refrigerator allow her to carry ample provisions on extended expeditions.

Three rugged and versatile tenders provide a wide range of activities including fishing, scuba diving, water skiing and wakeboarding.


Guests:  Master suite, four guest cabins with queen bed, one guest cabin with two single beds.

Crew:  Eleven crew cabins, three with private bath, eight with shared bath.

Navigation & Communication

SeaTel 4006 VSAT Internet
SeaTel 4004 TV
Iridium Open Port Voice and Internet
Mini M Voice
Furuno Felcom Sat C Emergency Distress


System:  Denon sound system
Main salon:  Sony Bravia 100 cm  TV
Sky lounge: Sony Trinitron 80 cm TV
Master cabin:  N/A
VIP cabin: N/A
Twin cabins:  N/A

Tenders & Toys

Northwind alloy rib, 8.5m/28ft, 310HP Volvo diesel
Nautica rib, 6m/20ft with full rigid bimini and bow ramp
Mk IV Zodiac inflatable, 5.3m/17ft
Two laser Picos 3.5m/11ft two man sailing dinghies
Assorted canoes, kayaks, waterskis, wakeboard
Snorkel equipment, scuba equipment with air and Nitrox compressor
Electric water scooters x 2
Fishing equipment

Diving Equipment

Bauer Nitrox/Air compressor (serviced 2010)


Heli-pad:  With rails and 2 nets

Additional facilities