The yacht Asean Lady is the only yacht in the world based on a proa design. A proa has been used for more than 2,000 years for fishing crafts throughout the Pacific region.
She is powered by 2 Caterpillar engines. Which bring her a top speed of 15 knots. Her range is an amazing 10,000nm.
The yacht can accommodate 22 guests and has a crew of 18. She spends most of her time in Singapore. The yacht’s interior is designed by Annie Chang, the wife of co-owner Brian Chang
The yacht’s owners are Vincent Tan and Brian Chang.
Chang is the founder of CIMC Raffles Singapore. He was born in April 1943 in South Africa. He is married to Annie Chang. They have 3 children (Malcolm Chang, Tracy Chang, Winnie Chang) and 3 grandchildren. The shipbuilding tycoon owns patents for a semi-submersible transport lifting barge.
China International Marine Containers
Chang has been in the shipbuilding industry since 1967, founded CIMC Raffles Offshore (Singapore) Ltd. in 1994.
In 2008 China International Marine Containers (CIMC) offered USD 560 million for a 30 percent stake. But later this deal was canceled, buying only 10% for a small part of the original price.
Brian Chang Net Worth
In 2008 Forbes estimated his net worth at US$ 560 million, but later this was reduced to US$ 100 million. In 2013 CIMC acquired all shares in Raffles. His net worth is now US$ 500 million.
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Asean Lady Yacht Interior
The yacht’s interior is designed by Annie Chang.