Lady Lara, previously known as Project Orchid, has left Lurssen's Redsburg facility in Germany and has been spotted in downtown Oslo in November. Owned by Kazakh billionaire Alexander Machkevitch, the 91m superyacht was launched in April and embarked her first sea trials in July. Lady Lara features a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. Her exterior and interior design comes from Reymond Langton.

She has a feminine elegance when viewed at a distance, thanks to her sweeping curves and elegant proportions that allow her masculine details to emerge. Lady Lara's sharp lines define her strong, sculpted surfaces, showing her ample deck space accommodating everything from sun worshipping and entertaining to intimate, formal spaces.

The superyacht's noticeable features include VIP suites with fold down balconies, a large beach club, a gym, Jacuzzi, a swimming pool and even a helipad.

Lady Lara has now been docked in Philipsburg in the Caribbean Islands and is expected to cruise the winter season between Florida and the Bahamas.

Photo: Orald Lito

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47m Nilaya Launched at Royal Huisman Amsterdam
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