Luna (yacht)

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History
Marshall Islands
Name: Luna
Owner: Farkhad Akhmedov [1]
Builder: Lloyd Werft, Germany
Cost: $545m USD (April 2010)
Launched: October 2009
Christened: April 2010
In service: April 2010[2]
Identification:
General characteristics
Class and type: Ice Class
Type: Motor Yacht
Tonnage: 5,750 GT[3]
Length: 115 m (377 ft)[4]
Beam: 22.5m
Height: 47.46m
Draft: 6.49m
Decks: 10
Installed power: 15,000hp
Speed: 22.5 knots max speed, 18 knots cruising speed
Range: 9,000 nm at 16-18 knots
Boats & landing
craft carried:
8 tenders & 2 lifeboats/VIP limousines
Crew: 52 Crew
Aviation facilities: 2 MCA Helicopter pads with fire suppression system and full night time landing certification with on board helicopter landing/maintenance/fire team

Luna is a luxury motor yacht constructed by Lloyd Werft of Bremerhaven, Germany. It is the second largest expedition yacht, and is owned by Farkhad Akhmedov.

Size and cost[edit]

At 115 metres (377 ft) long, Luna is the world's second largest expedition yacht[5] and 23rd largest luxury yacht.[6] The yacht's cost has been estimated at over €400m euros (approx. US$545 million as of April 2010).

Ownership history[edit]

Luna was delivered to Russian businessman Roman Abramovich on 10 April 2010.[2] Its exterior was designed by NewCruise of Germany and its interior by Donald Starkey.[3]

Luna was sold to Roman Abramovich's close friend, Farkhad Akhmedov, for $360 million U.S. dollars in April 2014.[1] Akhmedov sent the yacht to Bremerhaven, Germany in October 2014 for an extensive refit of over $50m. The yacht was delivered in March 2016 after a 16 month extensive refit. [7]

Features[edit]

  • 10 VIP guest cabins over 100 square metres each, a 20 metre outdoor swimming pool, 9 decks and a large outdoor entertaining area. Luna is also equipped with 8 tenders, 1 mini-submarine and a crew of 50 persons.
  • Luna and Eclipse have the only multipurpose custom made Lifeboats/Limousine in the world at a cost of over $4m each. They are capable of acting as VIP transport and being lifeboats at the same time.
  • Fitted with an anti-missile system like Eclipse (yacht). All windows are bulletproof to VR9+ levels. The steel hull is over 17.5 cm thick. LRAD guns, bomb-resistant doors, FLIR. Anti drone system.
  • 2 helipads rated over 7.5 tons capacity, which host Akhmedov's Eurocopter EC155 B1 and EC145 simultaneously. Registered M-LVNA and M-LUNA.
  • 4 stabilizers: 2 quantum-stabilizers and 2 fin-stabilizers.
  • 7 diesel-electric generators, providing a total output of over 15,000 hp.
  • 1 stern thruster jet providing dynamic positioning within accuracy of 20 cm
  • 1 million liter fuel tank (over 1,000 tons). Enabling a cruise of over 9,000 nm at economical speeds of 16-18 knots.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Superyacht Luna - Farkhad Akhmedov". 
  2. ^ a b "MY Luna 115m Delivered". SuperYachts.com. April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  3. ^ a b "M/Y Luna". superyachts.com. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  4. ^ "Top 100 Largest Yachts". boatinternational.com. 16 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  5. ^ http://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/the-register/top-20-expedition-yachts/
  6. ^ http://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/the-register/top-200-largest-yachts/
  7. ^ "The Luna story: a refit redefined". www.superyachttimes.com. SuperYacht Times. Retrieved 2017-02-01.