Step Inside Extravagant A$433m Lürssen Superyacht Ahpo

Sleek, modern, aerodynamic looking exteriors mean the first thing you notice about superyacht Ahpo is not its 115 metre length, but the gorgeous silhouette and obvious pedigree.

Owned by Jamaican-Canadian billionaire, Michael Lee Chin, the massive vessel was delivered in 2021 and recently refitted this year. The owner made his fortune investing in financial companies like National Commercial Bank Jamaica and AIC Limited and has previously worked as a road engineer in Jamaica after studying civil engineering.

The Lürssen masterpiece is one of the most expensive yachts in the world to charter and lists as number two. Her A$3.81 million per week charter price is enough to make your eyes water, but she is one of the biggest and certainly most luxurious superyachts on the water.

Ahpo means grandmother in Hakka Chinese but the official project name when she was being built was Project Enzo since Lee Chin has an affinity for Ferraris and has owned several including a sought after GTO. He wanted the vessel to be “better, nicer and richer” than his previous superyacht, 86 metre Quattroelle. A$433 million Apho was delivered by German shipyard Lürssen, who took care of the naval architecture. The yacht has an aluminium superstructure, steel hull and a huge 18 metre beam.

Ahpo superyacht
The yacht can be chartered to the Mediterranean or Caribbean | Source: Lürssen

To create his floating palace, Lee Chin commissioned German Shipyard, Lürssen. They build cutting edge yachts and have done since the company was founded 147 years ago. Lürssen are responsible for building the current longest sailing yacht in the world, EOS, as well as the current largest superyacht in history by gross tonnage, 156 metre Dilbar.

Ahpo’s owner was obviously very pleased with Quattroelle and used the exact same team to design the interiors and exteriors of the vessel. Italian design firm Nuvolari-Lenard crafted the gorgeous exterior, but the opulent interior of this superyacht are where it really impresses.

Lower Deck

The stern beach club on the lower deck is an area in which this superyacht shines. A sauna, massage room, tiled mosaic Turkish Hammam and fold out sea terrace make those long charters a little more relaxing. The beach club features a bar and tiled hot tub. A huge tender garage includes small, one-man sail boats meaning a challenging, but meditative sail around the sheltered waters of the Bahamas or Greek Islands is a very good option.

Ahpo's stern
A huge, friendly crew of 36 will see to your every need | Source: Yacht Charter Fleet

There are jet skis, waterskis, a seabob, kayaks, windsurfers, fishing equipment and many other toys onboard for guests to enjoy. Ahpo’s enormous crew of 36 will make each superyacht adventure very comfortable and can offer anything from a supervised waterski to a relaxing massage, or help you attach a lure to your fishing rod.

Ahpo's beach club
The luxurious stern Beach Club | Source: Lürssen

On the lower deck forward is a starlit IMAX cinema room and access to the staircase with gleaming golden balustrades, via a glass corridor that runs past the engine room.

Ahpo's tender garage
The tender garage includes lots of toys for fun on the water | Source: Yacht Charter Fleet

Main Deck

A massive light feature covered in large, shimmering crystal is the centrepiece of the main salon. Different areas of the Ahpo are distinguished by their palette and materials used. All rooms are beautiful, but feature different design cues and materials, making the enormous deck space seem even bigger.

Ahpo superyacht salon
Ahpo’s centrepiece is the sumptuous salon | Source: Lürssen

The aft al fresco dining area for 22 feels like you are in the middle of a five-star seaside jungle resort. Bamboo and other potted plants break up the gloss surfaces and teak decks while cane and wicker chairs look right at home when cruising through the tropical paradise of the Caribbean.

The aft deck al fresco area
Cane furniture and tropical plants in the al fresco dining area | Source: Lürssen

The design brief for Ahpo was to be “feminine, romantic and linked to nature” as per the owners wishes and interiors display the wonderful characteristics of a superyacht built with a clear vision in mind. Silk walls, hand embroidery and elaborate inlays depict flying flamingos, gingko leaves and red maple trees with bluebirds in a nod to the “Zen” style requested and means the feeling onboard is one of relaxation and escape.

Owner’s Deck

Ahpo can sleep up to 14 guests in seven luxe rooms. The owner’s suite is a glamorous affair and the ensuite bathrooms for each room are beyond opulent. Gold and copper fittings and even a shining gold coloured freestanding bathtub complete the sumptuous interior of these elegant areas. The variation between the different interior spaces is one of the stand-out features of this superyacht and each ensuite is defined by its very own design personality.

The three family suites are on this level, while the split level, full beam owner’s suite and two other suites are all accessed through a central lobby. There is also an informal salon and a sweeping aft deck with al-fresco dining, sun pads, sofas and two bars.

One of the ensuite bathrooms
Each of the seven rooms have gorgeous ensuites | Source: Lürssen

Skylounge Deck

Not every superyacht has an onboard garden, but this is no ordinary superyacht. Providing a place of serene meditation, Ahpo’s winter garden has wonderful views from its high vantage point. A large, very well equipped gym on this level overlooks a jacuzzi and counter-flow swimming pool.

The partially open air sky lounge deck is a great place to unwind and enjoy the seascape | Source: Robb Report

Ahpo is no slouch, her cruising speed is a sprightly 14 knots while at full tilt she can reach up to an impressive 20 knots maximum speed. E-glass windows and a heat recovery system improves energy consumption while a highly efficient diesel-electric propulsion system provides more than enough electricity to power the vessel’s hotel-style amenities.

The vessel can be chartered in the Mediterranean from May to September or Caribbean from October to April. Have a look at some of the most luxurious and best superyachts for charter, including Kim Kardashian’s favourite traditional Indonesian superyacht and Michael Jordan’s preferred superyacht for cruising the Med.

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