Northern Star, the 246-ft. Espen Oeino-designed Lurssen megayacht launched for Canadian seafood magnate John Risley in 2009, has been listed for sale via Ocean Independence for $170 million. One of the top 75 largest yachts in the world, it was built to replace Risley’s previous vessel, a 207-ft. Lurssen also known as Northern Star and subsequently dubbed Polar Star. The six-deck yacht was designed as a luxury long-range ice class expedition-capable craft, with luxe accommodation for 12 guests in 6 staterooms. The interior is finished in the manner of a grand English country house with styling by Pauline Nunns.
The showpiece is a large owner’s suite designed for the “Northern Rockefeller” that features a library, private study, and a private veranda, which offers spectacular panoramic views. The yacht is staffed by 22 crew members and powered by twin Caterpillar 2,000kW diesel engines allowing a maximum speed of 17 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots with an exceptionally long range of 8,500 nautical miles at cruising speed. She features a helipad for Risley’s Bell 427 helicopter; he also owns a Beechcraft Super King Air twin-turboprop airplane.