Aerial view of NERO Yacht's bow, which holds JetSkis, SeaBobs and a small skiff.

About NERO Yacht

Inspired by J.P. Morgan’s legendary Corsair IV yacht, NERO was specially commissioned and built by Corsair Yachts in 2007. Launched in 2008, her design was crafted to exude the same regality and opulence that set sail in 1930.

About NERO Yacht

Inspired by J.P. Morgan’s legendary Corsair IV yacht, NERO was specially commissioned and built by Corsair Yachts in 2007. Launched in 2008, her design was crafted to exude the same regality and opulence that set sail in 1930.
Black and white photo of J.P Morgan's Corsair IV Yacht and the boat's red burgee with a blue cross and yellow star.

NERO was inspired by J.P. Morgan’s legendary Corsair IV yacht

Corsair to NERO: The Inspiration Behind the Yacht

J.P. Morgan built four large yachts with the name Corsair, the last being Corsair IV, which was constructed at Bath Iron Works in Maine. When this final yacht of the Corsair series launched in the ’30s, she was a tremendous force within the waters it explored, spanning 342 feet in length.

At the time, she was the largest yacht ever built in the U.S. and cost $2.5 million. Corsair was enjoyed by Morgan for 10 years before turning her over to the British Admiralty in 1940 to be used during World War II. Following the end of the war, she was sold by the British Navy, rehabilitated throughout her time under the government’s ownership and released for luxury sailing.

Nero Yacht: Fast Facts

Gross
Tonnage
1,413
Length in
Meters
90.1 M
Speed
in Knots
14
Number of
Guests
12
Number of
Crew
20

When you do a refit, you want to apply your own style, but you have to respect the history and the soul of the vessel.

Laura Pomponi
Luxury Projects

NERO Yacht: A New Era of Superyachts

Completed in 2008, NERO is a modern classic, designed and built to similar standards as J.P. Morgan’s Corsair yacht. Regarded as an outstanding superyacht, this breathtaking vessel artfully intersects the authentic charm of the glamorous 1920s with the state-of-the-art technology of modern superyachts. Mixing the two eras of yachting results in an all-steel, full-displacement black-hulled beauty with a sweeping sheer, pleasantly proportioned cream-coloured superstructure and a bright yellow smokestack. Her design never fails to garner instant recognition.

Award-Winning Excellence

NERO was awarded Best Motor Yacht over 75m at the ShowBoat International Awards (now formally named the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards). In 2016, NERO underwent an extensive nine-month refit. The exterior was fully repainted and the interior was transformed by renowned Italian designer Laura Pomponi of Luxury Projects. The owner wished to retain NERO’s classic elegance, but also give the boat a more contemporary feel. After an extensive refit and upgrade program completed in the Spring of 2021 Nero is available for charter again with a host of crowd-pleasing new features.

Experience Inspired Design on Every Level

While NERO is truly a piece of art, its destiny was to be experienced in an integrative way rather than be admired from afar. The refit focused on enhancing its livability and functionality, which supports its potential as a charter yacht. The intention to find balance between both aesthetic and function has not gone unnoticed — Pomponi was awarded first place for the Master Cabin Award at The International Yacht & Aviation Awards in 2017 in recognition of her outstanding work on the vessel’s interior. When receiving the award, she explained, “When you do a refit, you want to apply your own style, but you have to respect the history and the soul of the vessel.” The history behind NERO’s design can be felt on every level of her decks.

NERO Yacht: A New Era of Superyachts

Completed in 2008, NERO is a modern classic, designed and built to similar standards as J.P. Morgan’s Corsair yacht. Regarded as an outstanding superyacht, this breathtaking vessel artfully intersects the authentic charm of the glamorous 1920s with the state-of-the-art technology of modern superyachts. Mixing the two eras of yachting results in an all-steel, full-displacement black-hulled beauty with a sweeping sheer, pleasantly proportioned cream-coloured superstructure and a bright yellow smokestack. Her design never fails to garner instant recognition.

Award-Winning Excellence

In 2009, NERO was awarded Best Motor Yacht over 75m at the ShowBoat International Awards (now formally named the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards). In 2016, NERO underwent an extensive nine-month refit. The exterior was fully repainted and the interior transformed by renowned Italian designer Laura Pomponi of Luxury Projects. The owner wished to retain NERO’s classic elegance, but to give the boat a more contemporary feel.

Experience Inspired Design on Every Level

While NERO is truly a piece of art, its destiny was to be experienced in an integrative way rather than be admired from afar. The refit focused on enhancing its livability and functionality, which supports its potential as a charter yacht. The intention to find balance between both aesthetic and function has not gone unnoticed — Pomponi was awarded first place for the Master Cabin Award at The International Yacht & Aviation Awards in 2017 in recognition of her outstanding work on the vessel’s interior. When receiving the award, she explained, “When you do a refit, you want to apply your own style, but you have to respect the history and the soul of the vessel.” The history behind NERO’s design can be felt on every level of her decks.

High-End Amenities for a First-Class Experience

While NERO’s classic sheer line and thoughtful design touches make her instantly recognisable, her dedicated captain and crew ensure that every visit on board is unique and unforgettable. A NERO yacht charter offers every bell and whistle needed to customise your perfect trip.

It’d be hard to imagine a better experience: Nero itself is thoroughly comfortable, inviting, and gracious. The toys were unsurpassed — the kids were in heaven. The crew were like family; we were totally at ease with them. They were attentive, alert to any need, competent, friendly — a perfect collection of talents.

Former NERO Guest

High-End Amenities for a First-Class Experience

While NERO’s classic sheer line and thoughtful design touches make her instantly recognisable, her dedicated captain and crew ensure that every visit on board is unique and unforgettable. A NERO yacht charter offers every bell and whistle needed to customise your perfect trip.

It’d be hard to imagine a better experience: Nero itself is thoroughly comfortable, inviting, and gracious. The toys were unsurpassed — the kids were in heaven. The crew were like family; we were totally at ease with them. They were attentive, alert to any need, competent, friendly — a perfect collection of talents.

Former NERO Guest
A wooden dining table with 6 members of NERO's crew to the left and one crewmember to the right socializing with 3 guests.

Your time at sea is a priority on NERO

She comes equipped with up to 20 celebrated crew members, trained to provide unparalleled travels. From the captain himself to the head chef, you’ll be taken care of by a dream team of experts deeply passionate about the yachting experience. No matter the time of day or your particular mood, NERO’s award-winning crew will have the perfect solution to meet any need.
King bed in the master suite of NERO Yacht.

Amenities That Deliver Opulence and Bliss

NERO comes equipped with a magnificent master suite, which is exquisite in its design and offers superior comfort levels. After an evening of indulging in five-star dining and sampling our famous NERO cocktails in the moonlight, retire to the master cabin equipped with its own private lounge and dining area, study and private access to the observation deck and swimming pool. For larger parties aboard the charter, take advantage of the second VIP suite, which also has its own Jacuzzi and in-cabin lounge.

Woman in towel laying on a massage table, face up, while getting a massage on NERO Yacht.

Elevate Your Experience

Nero also offers a dedicated professional masseuse.
NERO Yacht's inflatable slide and other inflatable water toys.

Exhilarate The Senses

Explore NERO’s diverse breadth of toys — soar over the waves on a flyboard, cut through the water on high-performance Jet Skis or try out the NERO slide.

Stewardess Jessica Moss in the NERO Yacht Spa

Treat yourself

Treat yourself to one of the many spa offerings in NERO’s own beauty salon, with hair and beauty treatments provided by the onboard beautician.

Kick Start a New Regime

Schedule a training private session with an onboard personal trainer and yoga instructor in NERO’s recently refurbished state-of-the-art gym.
NERO yacht in front of a green mountain and two people riding JetSkis.

NERO Image Gallery

A glimpse into life onboard NERO. Through the gallery, explore her lavish accommodations and breathtaking common areas, as well as explore the many toys and activities NERO has to offer.

Explore More About NERO

Precious moments to treasure forever. Learn more about what this luxury yacht has to offer its guests.
Black cover of brochure that says NERO with an open page behind it featuring an image of NERO Yacht.