17: Luna

Roman Abramovich seems to have chosen a celestial theme for the newest yachts to enter his ever-changing fleet. While Eclipse holds the crown as the largest privately owned yacht, the expedition vessel Luna unseats Le Grand Bleu as the world’s largest expedition yacht.
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Luna

LENGTH: 377ft. 3in. (115m)
SHIPYARD(S): Stahlbau Nord/Lloyd Werft, Norway
YEAR: 2010

Roman Abramovich seems to have chosen a celestial theme for the newest yachts to enter his ever-changing fleet. While Eclipse holds the crown as the largest privately owned yacht, the expedition vessel Luna unseats Le Grand Bleu as the world’s largest expedition yacht. Presumably, Abramovich took delivery of the German-built and German-designed vessel in spring 2010 in Norway. A regional Norwegian newspaper printed a photograph of the Russian billionaire’s arrival to the paper’s hometown of Kristiansand. German design firm Newcruise created Luna’s exterior styling, deck layout and outfitting. The superstructure sits a bit forward, leaving room aft for a large pool surrounded by sunpads. A substantial beach club is also available at water level. Although little is known about the interior design, Italy-based Pastrovich Studio, whose lead designer Stefano Pastrovich worked with Claus Kusch on Le Grand Bleu, suggested some possible arrangements featuring large loft areas seen on its website (Pastrovich was not involved in the final stages). SuperYachts Monaco lists Luna on its ultra select list of private vessels available for charter.

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