$500 Million Dollar Yacht

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$500 Million Dollar Yacht

A Russian Oligarch’s $500 Million Dollar Yacht Is in the Middle of Britain’s Costliest Divorce. The Luna, a $500 Million Dollar Yacht owned by the Russian oligarch Farkhad Akhmedov, anchored near Bodrum, Turkey, last year. The yacht is at the center of Britain’s costliest divorce case.

$500 Million Dollar Yacht
$500 Million Dollar Yacht

Luna $500 Million Dollar yacht

Luna is a 114.2-metre superyacht built by Lloyd Werft. With a swimming pool, a spa, room for 18 guests and two heliports, $500 million yacht is more like a floating luxury villa than a yacht. A crew of 50 keep all nine decks in pristine shape.

The lifeboats cost $4 million apiece. Gleaming engines propel the vessel at a maximum speed of 22 knots. They are capable of acting as VIP transport and being lifeboats at the same time.

M/Y Luna is an expedition yacht in its own class, allowing the owner to cruise greater distances without having to stop or refuel; traversing difficult weather conditions at sea whilst enjoying a great amount of luxurious living spaces.

Luna is the second largest expedition yacht in the world and has an anti-missile system, a mini-submarine and a 20-metre swimming pool.

Other features include:

  • 10 VIP guest cabins over 100 square metres each, a 20-metre outdoor swimming pool, 9 decks, a large outdoor entertaining area, 8 tenders, 1 mini-submarine, and a crew of 50 persons
  • An anti-missile system like Eclipse, bulletproof windows to VR9+ levels, a steel hull over 17.5 cm thick, LRAD guns, bomb-resistant doors, FLIR, and an anti-drone system
  • 2 helipads rated over 7.5 tons capacity, which host Akhmedov’s Eurocopter EC155 B1 and EC145 (registered M-LVNA and M-LUNA) simultaneously
  • 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

It is believed that Motor Yacht Eclipse, soon to become the world’s largest mega yacht, will also be delivered to Roman Abramovich in time for the summer.

Owner:The Straight Trust (Akhmedov family trust)
Builder:Lloyd Werft
Cost:€400m (April 2010)
Launched:October 2009
Christened:April 2010
In service:April 2010
Class and type: Ice Class
Type: Motor Yacht
Tonnage: 5,750 GT
Length: 115 m (377 ft)
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

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