Two years ago to the day, during the terrorist attacks which took place place in Mumbai, the world lost one of the entrepreneurs of the yachting business; Andreas Liveras, the chairman and founder of Liveras Yachts. Today, Liveras Yachts hopes that the spirit and joie de vivre of its founder Andreas Liveras – a bold pioneer in the superyacht industry – will live on through Andreas L.
Mr. Liveras lived a life that he has described in the past as a ‘classic rags-to-riches tale’. Growing up in Cyprus, in a large family born to a shepherd, Mr. Liveras emigrated to London in 1963. He started out as a delivery man, working for a small bakery which he ended up taking over, transforming the business into one of largest independent manufacturers of frozen gateaux in Europe. After selling the company for millions, Mr. Liveras pursued a life in the Yachting Industry. He moved to Monaco, founding the Charter Company, Liveras Yachts.
Liveras Yachts recently acquired this 60 metre superyacht, following the sale of its flagship 90-metre Lauren L on 02 July. The superyacht, formerly Amnesia, is named Andreas L, in memory of Andreas Liveras.
At 60 meters (196 feet), Andreas L can accommodate a staggering 12 guests and 16 crew members. The yacht includes two large saloons (one on the main deck and one on the upper deck), an owner’s suite with his and hers bathrooms, study and dressing rooms, and five guest suites that are separate from the crew’s quarters. The guest staterooms include three doubles and two suites with twin beds.
RWD’s interior design is contemporary with bulkheads of medium-toned Anegre hardwood and darker contrasting walnut and Wenge detail on door frames and furniture, as well as the occasional use of black marble for added drama. Everything is in a classically modern style from the lamps to the shape of the chairs.
The upper saloon features a bar, a game table that seats four, an area with a large coffee table, two cushioned chairs, and a substantial sectional couch with enough room to seat every guest. The dark wooden floors adorn the couch area with a striped carpet. The large rectangular portholes allow for maximum sea views.
The main saloon includes a dining area and two lounge areas with couches, chairs, and a widescreen LCD television. Again, the design is understated with classically contemporary light-colored carpet and upholstery, and contrasting silk pillows. Roman shades in earth tones cover the windows when privacy is preferred.
The 60m size allows for a host of conveniences, from the latest audio visual entertainment and computer equipment, to a large Jacuzzi on the spacious sundeck, to a gym and massage room, to enough water sports equipment to keep every guest entertained. There are sun pads in the forward bow area and four sunbeds on the aft sundeck, adjacent to a lounge and dining area. There are two full scuba sets, 28 sets of snorkel equipment with different sized fins, two sets of water skis, a floating pad, a floating trampoline, sailing dinghy’s, a 15-foot sailing catamaran, wave runners, tenders, and more. The gym includes a treadmill, exercise bike, free weights, and an elliptical cross trainer.
With her two 1600-hp Caterpillar 3512B diesel engines, Andreas L can reach a cruise speed of 15 knots and a transoceanic range of 5,000 nautical miles.
These days, Liveras Yachts' operations are overseen by Dion Liveras, Andreas' son, who joined the family business, Fleur de Lys Patisseries, at the age of 18.
Liveras Yachts’ fifteen experienced, professional crew look forward to welcoming new charter guests – as well as its regular clients – aboard Andreas L soon. Andreas L will be present at this year's Antigua Charter Show in december.
Contact your charter broker or Liveras Yachts for rates and to check availability.