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A 68.6m Russian navy ship has been remodelled as a luxury superyacht, and is currently for sale with Burgess Yachts for US$27m.
Now named Olivia, the vessel was originally a hydrographic survey ship, built by Finnish yard Oy Laivateollisuus Ab and delivered in 1972. She was converted in 2011, with Rouvia Road Yacht Design & Construction remodelling the exterior and Droulers Architecture completing a total redesign of the interiors.
With her ice-class hull, 15,000-nm range and luxury amenities, Olivia is ideally suited to long-distance, autonomous cruising anywhere in the world.
Outside, she has acres of versatile space for relaxation and entertainment. Long, wide sidedecks and shaded areas create alfresco spaces of varying formality and intimacy. There’s a 12-person jacuzzi on the bridge deck aft with symmetrical banks of sun pads forward of that.
Inside, hardwood wall panels, minimalist furniture and neutral-toned fabrics offer a calming atmosphere, contrasting with pops of vibrant colour from the current owner’s art collection. As well as a dedicated cinema and formal dining room, Olivia has an owner’s suite with private office and four further guest double cabins completing accommodation for 10 guests, with up to 26 crew to look after them.
She has a generous tender and toy-carrying capacity. A single Deutz 2,000hp diesel engine gives a top speed of 15kn, with a cruising speed of 12kn. Fully retractable Rolls-Royce stabilisers keep the vessel smooth both underway and at anchor.
Currently in the West Mediterranean, Olivia is available for in-person inspection upon request.