The Lady A was built by Sterling in 1986. She is designed by Bannenberg & Rowell Design
The yacht is powered by Caterpillar engines. Her max speed is 18 knots. She has a range of more than 2,500 nm.
The yacht can accommodate 12 guests and a crew of 15.
The yacht’s owner is Lord Alan Sugar. Sugar previously owned the Schweers yacht Louisiana. Which was built as Margaux Rose for Fiat owner Gianni Agnelli.
Built for Alan Bond
She was delivered in 1986 to her then owner Alan Bond. Alan Bond was an Australian entrepreneur, active in real estate, energy and media.
In 1992 he was declared bankrupt and in 1997 he was convicted of fraud en sentenced to seven years in prison.
At the time of his death in 2015, his net worth was estimated at more than US$ 200 million.
Sold to Vijay Mallya and named Indian Princess
Following his financial problems Southern Cross was sold and renamed Indian Princess, and was probably owned by Vijay Mallya.
Later her name was changed back to Southern Cross and in 2012 she was sold again and named Emihar Chios, while owned by Greek shipping tycoon Harry Vafias, CEO of Stealth Gas.
In 2015 she was purchased by Lord Sugar and named Lady A.
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The boat is not available for yacht charter. And the yacht is not listed for sale.
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