After making her eagerly awaited debut on the global charter fleet in summer 2014, the world’s largest expedition yacht LUNA has been reportedly taken off the charter market for the winter to undergo some refit works.
Standing at an impressive 115m/377ft, superyacht LUNA was launched by Lloyd Werft to worldwide acclaim in 2010 as a replacement for Roman Abramovich’s 112.8m/370’ explorer yacht ‘LE GRAND BLEU’. The Russian billionaire sold her to his friend Farkhad Akhmedov in 2014 and she was officially made available for charter for the first time this summer.
This understandably created quite a buzz on the market with many keen to experience her expansive living areas and comprehensive list of luxury amenities to include two helipads and a swimming pool. She is also one of few yachts authorized to accommodate more than 12 charter guests on board, with nine stunning staterooms offered for up to 18 guests and additional room for her crew of 49.
Unfortunately it looks now as though she will not be available for the winter charter season however there are plenty of superyachts vast in volume, luxury and facilities that are on offer. A number of vessels on the global charter fleet are among the largest luxury yachts in the world, such as the magnificent 162.5m/533ft ECLIPSE, also built for Abramovich, the 133.9m/439ft Fincantieri-built SERENE and the 117m/384ft TURAMA. All of these outstanding charter yachts offer vacations at the highest levels, between them boasting several swimming pools, helipads, movie theatres and even a submarine.
A number of vessels on the global charter fleet are among the largest luxury yachts in the world...
For those who want to embark on world discovery in style, there are an increasing number of luxury charter yachts that follow LUNA’s trend of combining expedition-style design and facilities with beautiful interiors and a long-list of onboard comforts. The recently refitted 64m/209ft explorer yacht SuRi and the 70m/229ft SHERAKHAN both encompass the traditional and charming expedition yacht lines, designed and built for extended sea travel while featuring the latest amenities and technologies.
Representing a more modern approach to explorer yacht design, the sleek 74m/241ft superyacht NAIA was designed specifically for underwater exploration and this combined with her stunning design has made her a popular choice for every kind of charter vacation. The 73m/240ft explorer yacht ‘Grace E’ meanwhile was launched this year as the third in Perini Navi’s acclaimed Picchiotti Vitrivius series, featuring everything from an innovative diesel-electric propulsion system fully-equipped ‘wellness deck’.
For more information about booking an expedition yacht charter or about any of the superyachts mentioned, contact your preferred yacht charter broker.