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Cardiff City FC owner Vincent Tan puts £30million multihull superyacht Asean Lady up for sale

There are bound to be a volley of enquiries – for this yacht of two halves.

Billionaire Cardiff City FC owner Vincent Tan is selling his stunning asymmetrical multihull superyacht, Asean Lady, which is on the market for €30,500,000 (£30million).

The 289-foot (88-metre) yacht features a remarkable hull that’s designed to resemble a proa – a type of bamboo canoe that has been used by the indigenous people of the South Pacific for centuries.

Cardiff City FC owner Vincent Tan is selling his stunning asymmetrical superyacht, Asean Lady (pictured). It’s on the market for €30,500,000 (£30million)

The yacht features a remarkable hull that's designed to resemble a proa – a type of bamboo canoe that has been used by the indigenous people of the South Pacific for centuries

The yacht features a remarkable hull that’s designed to resemble a proa – a type of bamboo canoe that has been used by the indigenous people of the South Pacific for centuries

Pictured is the Asean Lady's sweeping staircase, which is one of the most striking features of the 289-foot (88-metre) yacht's interior

Pictured is the Asean Lady’s sweeping staircase, which is one of the most striking features of the 289-foot (88-metre) yacht’s interior

The yacht's master cabin (pictured) covers 1,722 square feet (160 square metres) and boasts a private balcony and an office

The yacht’s master cabin (pictured) covers 1,722 square feet (160 square metres) and boasts a private balcony and an office

According to the sellers, Singapore-based Raffles Yacht Group, this distinctive design has given the yacht more space, the capacity to have larger windows, stability at anchor and stability while cruising.

The design was put to the test in December 2004.

Asean Lady was anchored off Phuket in Thailand when the Boxing Day tsunami hit – and she survived. 

This shot showcases the karaoke room on Asean Lady with its wrap-around leather seating, big-screen television and spot lighting

This shot showcases the karaoke room on Asean Lady with its wrap-around leather seating, big-screen television and spot lighting

Pictured is the bar onboard the Asean Lady, with stylish bar stool seating and plump leather sofas

 Pictured is the bar onboard the Asean Lady, with stylish bar stool seating and plump leather sofas

This photograph shows the elegant dining room on the yacht with its long banquet table, artwork and polished wood panelling

This photograph shows the elegant dining room on the yacht with its long banquet table, artwork and polished wood panelling 

Pictured is the jet ski storage area that's located on the canoe-shaped bow of the Asean Lady. The yacht is also home to a helipad

Pictured is the jet ski storage area that’s located on the canoe-shaped bow of the Asean Lady. The yacht is also home to a helipad

Raffles Yacht Group says her escape was a testament to her design, which saw her crowned Most Innovative Motor Yacht by Showboats International in 2005. 

There are eight staterooms on the vessel, sleeping up to 18 guests.

The largest room, the master cabin, covers 1,722 square feet (160 square metres) and boasts a private balcony and an office. 

Pictured is one of the king cabins on the Asean Lady. The yacht features a total of eight staterooms, sleeping up to 18 guests

Pictured is one of the king cabins on the Asean Lady. The yacht features a total of eight staterooms, sleeping up to 18 guests

This shot reveals what the day head - also known as the communal guest bathroom - looks like on Asean Lady. It's all shiny tiles and mosaics

This shot reveals what the day head – also known as the communal guest bathroom – looks like on Asean Lady. It’s all shiny tiles and mosaics

Pictured is one of the guest bathrooms on Asean Lady. The materials used in the interiors of the yacht add to its wow factor

Pictured is one of the guest bathrooms on Asean Lady. The materials used in the interiors of the yacht add to its wow factor

This shot shows the stunning office area that's part of the master cabin on Asean Lady

This shot shows the stunning office area that’s part of the master cabin on Asean Lady

Its bathroom, meanwhile, comes with twin sinks, a bathtub and a separate shower.

Other highlights of the yacht include a sweeping feature staircase, a yawning lounge and bar, a karaoke room, and an elegant dining room with a huge banquet table.

The yacht also has a helipad and room to store a collection of jet skis.

Pictured is the bridge of the ship. Asean Lady can reach speeds of up to 15 knots thanks to a 2,000hp engine and features forward and aft drives so she can 'walk sideways' into berths

Pictured is the bridge of the ship. Asean Lady can reach speeds of up to 15 knots thanks to a 2,000hp engine and features forward and aft drives so she can ‘walk sideways’ into berths

This photo showcases the aft deck of the yacht with its outdoor relaxation area. The design of Asean Lady was put to the test in December 2004. The yacht was anchored off Phuket in Thailand when the Boxing Day tsunami hit – and she survived

This photo showcases the aft deck of the yacht with its outdoor relaxation area. The design of Asean Lady was put to the test in December 2004. The yacht was anchored off Phuket in Thailand when the Boxing Day tsunami hit – and she survived

This shot features one of Asean Lady's kids' cabins, which has an interconnecting door that leads to a 'parents cabin'

This shot features one of Asean Lady’s kids’ cabins, which has an interconnecting door that leads to a ‘parents cabin’

Pictured is a stage area on Asean Lady. The yacht's sellers, Raffles Yacht Group, says: 'Asean Lady is particularly well suited for entertainment in a tropical environment with large indoor areas, giving everyone on board lots of space and privacy in a splendid environment'

Pictured is a stage area on Asean Lady. The yacht’s sellers, Raffles Yacht Group, says: ‘Asean Lady is particularly well suited for entertainment in a tropical environment with large indoor areas, giving everyone on board lots of space and privacy in a splendid environment’

Malaysian-Chinese businessman Vincent Tan became the owner of Cardiff City football club in 2010

Malaysian-Chinese businessman Vincent Tan became the owner of Cardiff City football club in 2010

The materials used in the interiors add to the wow factor, too – the yacht is a canvas of polished woods, mosaic tiles, neutral-coloured textiles and artworks, including intricate wood carvings.

On the technical side of things, Asean Lady can reach speeds of up to 15 knots thanks to a 2,000hp engine and features forward and aft drives so she can ‘walk sideways’ into berths.

Raffles Yacht Group says: ‘Asean Lady is particularly well suited for entertainment in a tropical environment with large indoor areas, giving everyone on board lots of space and privacy in a splendid environment.’

Malaysian-Chinese businessman Vincent Tan became the owner of Cardiff City football club in 2010.

The businessman, who made his money through a range of internet, utilities, retail and telecoms-related ventures, entered the Forbes billionaire list in the same year, with an estimated net worth of $1.6billion (£1.2billion).

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