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Dubai court ruling on ownership of superyacht LUNA to be appealed

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By Katia Damborsky   10 September 2018

After the 155m/377ft motor yacht LUNA was awarded to the owner’s ex-wife in ongoing divorce proceedings last month, the owner claims he will appeal the ruling in the UAE.

The saga over the ownership of LUNA continues, as owner Farkhad Akhmedov claims he will appeal the validity of his 2000 divorce of ex-wife Tatiana Akhmedova in Russia in the next two months.

The appeal comes after a Sharia court upheld a former ruling that the ownership of the superyacht be transferred to Tatiana Akhmedova as part of a 2016 divorce payout.

A spokesperson for Akhmedov has disputed claims that LUNA will be available for the owner’s wife to sell soon, saying that it would “take years before the Dubai full legal processes are exhausted.”

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“We never expected any other outcome at this stage and remain confident that Luna will be free to leave Dubai once the judges have heard the full facts of the matter.” The statement reads.

“Last week’s hearing, presided over by a single judge, did not consider the legal arguments in any detail.

“Mr Akhmedov anticipates that Russian courts will be ruling within the next month on the validity of the original 2000 divorce between Mr Akhmedov and his ex-wife Tatiana. It is that divorce which fundamentally underlined the misguided decisions of the English high court in awarding her a second divorce payout in 2016.” The statement continues.

The largest expedition yacht in the world, motor yacht LUNA features an Ice Class Hull and is the first superyacht to be built to Passenger Yacht Code Specifications, meaning she can accommodate 18 guests. She enjoys the largest swimming pool on any luxury yacht, as well as two Helipads and an exquisitely furnished interior by Donald Starkey.

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Superyacht Luna - World's Largest Expedition Yacht

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Luna, the world’s largest exploration yacht has been undergoing sea-trials, outfitting and major paint works in preparation for delivery to her owner, rumoured to be a prolific superyacht owner. Luna has been kept so top secret, there is even less information about her than the Eclipse.

The 115m long range expedition yacht Luna was built in Germany by Lloyd Werft and Stahlbau Nord Shipyards. The superyacht was launched last October, becoming the second largest yacht to be launched in 2009, after Eclipse. Luna was recently painted to give her hull a stylish navy blue finish with waterline stripes instead of her initial white, giving the awe-inspiring sea-giant a new look.

Number 19 in our Top 100 forecast, Luna's interior was designed by celebrated designer Donald Starkey with the exterior designer still being kept under wraps. The design of the second largest yacht in 2009 somewhat resembles the exterior styling of the groundbreaking Eclipse , featuring similar forward designs on the above decks. Even the names can be said to be of a similar origin.

Superyachts.com have captured images and footage of the stunning expedition superyacht Luna as she undergoes trials and sports her new paint job at the shipyard where she is currently undergoing outfitting. 

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A Closer Look at $500 Million Superyacht Luna

Luna is a superyacht that is unlike any other in the world . It has some unique accommodations that make it one of the most modern and highly technological yachts on the planet. It also has a variety of safety features to make sure that no one can challenge this yacht on the high seas. Today we are going to take a closer look at this one-of-a-kind superyacht owned by Russian billionaire oligarch Farkhad Akhmedov. Fortunately, the controversy about who actually owns the yacht has recently been lifted “ due to a settlement ” between Farkhad Akhmedov and his ex-wife Tatiana Akhmedov. The biggest shame was that the boat was grounded until the dispute ended. Hopefully the settlement will allow as many people as possible to see this outstanding creation. Now that ownership has been determined, it is only a matter of time before this vessel starts traveling around the world again.

Interesting Features

Luna has many features that are particularly interesting. Perhaps the most intriguing are the safety features that prevent it from being captured or illegally boarded. These features are impressive and expansive, including a missile defense system “among them”. This is not to mention the acoustic guns that are meant to dissuade possible intruders. This is one yacht that no one could possibly be stupid enough to mess with. If the guns and missile defenses aren’t enough to deter a potential intruder, perhaps they should consider the bulletproof windows, 17.5cm steel hull, and bomb-resistant doors. The truth is that a government would have a hard time taking down this yacht, much less an undermanned group of pirates. No one would be dumb enough to pick a fight with one of the meanest vessels on the sea. These features were all custom-designed to protect passengers onboard Luna. It emboldens the captain to take the vessel the way that they want to go without the fear of harassment.

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Another thing that would deter the inappropriate boarding of Luna would be the sheer size of the yacht . The yacht clocks in at an amazing “337 feet”. Making it one of the biggest yachts in the world. However, its sheer size does not fully encapsulate the excess of the boat. Which also includes two helipads and its own swimming pool. One of the problems with having a superyacht is that their sizes become so big that they can’t dock in ports anymore. In order to correct this problem, they have separate boats, which are extravagant in their own right, to take the passengers to shore. Another option that passengers have is to take helicopters to port, not uncommon for the super rich and famous. These are the gadgets that the highest elites of society spend their disposable income on. The race for the biggest yacht has also become a competition for the world’s richest billionaires , marked by extravagance and excess.

As one might imagine, the power required to navigate this yacht is immense. This is why the yacht boasts fuel tanks that hold up to “850,000 liters”. The boat is capable of going up to 22.5 knots in speed. The boat power comes from 2 Wartsila 4,500kW diesel-electric engines. It is hard to tame the beast that is Luna, an unstoppable force in the aquatic world. Though many are in admiration of the yacht, few will have the ability to get on it. Another concern while aboard the boat is fresh water. Water is crucial for many different functions in the boat from bathrooms to drinking to cooking. Luna was designed to hold ample amounts of fresh water to keep these “amenities” working on long voyages. In fact, the tanks hold up to 176,000 liters of fresh water. Though the amenities do not stop there. The superyacht also boasts a pool, spa, elevator, air conditioning, jacuzzi, and Wi-Fi. This ensures that a person won’t miss out on any of the action while they are traveling out at sea. Superyachts like Luna are designed to be luxurious, and this vessel does not fall short. It is one of the most impressive superyachts in the entire world .

Luxe Features

One of the most stunning features of Luna is that the yacht is equipped with its own gym. This means that you won’t even have to miss a workout while traveling on this example of the finest of modern ingenuity. Some people may look at the watercraft and feel jealous, but they won’t feel so bad then they realize that the maintenance on the vessel can be anywhere from 5-10 million dollars a year. The ability to own and maintain a watercraft of this size and luxuriousness is reserved for the most elite of the elite. Very few people will have the privilege to board a vessel of this caliber. However, there are substantial burdens to owning a boat like this that would make anyone balk. It might be hard not to be jealous, but it is to your advantage to just accept super luxurious excesses for what they are. The boat was obtained for over $360 million, making it an indulgence that few people in the entire world will have.

Overall, Luna is meant to be admired for both its design and its beauty. There is an arms race going on in the yacht world to build the biggest and best boat on the entire ocean. It may not be too long before Luna is surpassed by yet another superyacht. While it may be difficult to imagine the process that goes into building these boats, it takes an entire team. If you are ever lucky enough to get on (or own) a superyacht like this, give yourself a big pat on the back. These superyachts are truly some of man’s most audacious and stunning undertakings. They should be appreciated for what they are, some of the finest and most impressive creations of humankind. They are meant to be admired and cherished. It is difficult to imagine all the hours that went into designing and building superyachts like these, but the observer gets to reap some of the benefits.

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Superyacht Luna Owner Russian Oligarch Farkhad Akhmedov Retains Ownership

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Originally, Russian oligarch Farkhad Akhmedov was ordered by the London High Court in 2016 to pay his ex-wife, Tatiana Akhmedova, approximately 40% of his fortune in one of the largest divorce settlements in history. Akhmedov, however, failed to pay the $594 million divorce settlement, causing the London court to grant a worldwide freezing order of his assets, under which is superyacht Luna was impounded in Dubai. The judgment stated the Ahkmedov had attempted to ring-fence some of his assets, including Luna, from U.K. courts, thereby restricting his ex-wife’s access to his global assets.

Built by German shipyard Lloyd Werft and launched in 2010, the 115-meter explorer superyacht was originally built for Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Akhmedov bought her in 2014 and accomplished an extensive refit of the vessel that has nine decks, two helipads, a vast swimming pool and space for 50 crew.

The Dubai Court of Appeals has ruled that the country’s lower court order to impound the yacht was wrong, but lawyers acting for Tatiana Akhmedova called the ruling a procedural decision and said the case has been referred to another Dubai court for a further hearing.

In a statement, Ahkmedova’s lawyers said she will continue to pursue her claims in the Dubai Courts and is bolstered by a recently successful measure in British Courts to secure Luna.

Akhmedov said he and his ex-wife, who married in 1993, were divorced in Russia in 2000, yet in 2012 she filed a divorce petition in British courts. Akhmedov’s net worth is estimated at $1.4 billion. He is on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of sanctioned Russian oligarchs and state-owned companies with tie to Vladimir Putin.

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115m MY 'Luna' released from Dubai

The saga for the akhmedov fortune has taken another turn….

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The Luna saga, which saw the 115m Lloyd Werft-built superyacht seized in Dubai last year as a result of an acrimonious divorce battle between Farkhad Akhmedov and his British wife Tatiana Akhmedov, has taken a new turn with an appeals court in Dubai determining that the seizure of the vessel, which had been enforced by a freezing order on the part of the British courts, does not hold sway in the Emirates.

The couple, who married in 1993, have been part of a divorce battle that is considered to have yielded the largest divorce settlement in British history, with the British courts ruling in 2016 that Ms Akhmedov was owed £453 million for her ‘equal contributions to the welfare of the family’.

The judgement further stated that Mr Akhmedov had attempted to ring-fence a number of assets from the UK courts, including the superyacht Luna, thereby restricting his wife’s access to his global assets.

In 2017, Luna was detained by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts while she was undergoing maintenance in Port Rashid, as a London court sought to enforce the pay-out.

In November 2018, a new development saw judges in Dubai rule that a commercial court in the Emirati state had no requirement to uphold a freezing order enforced by a UK court, as well as claiming that the vessel belonged to Mr Akhmedov by right. Last week, following a battle in the UAE appeals court, it was, once again, determined that the British freezing order need not be upheld by the UAE commercial courts.

Given the nature of the divorce proceedings, which has seen the use of, supposedly, falsified divorce documents on the part of Mr Akhmedov and the employ of Baroness Fiona Shackleton, one of the world’s most acclaimed divorce lawyers, on the part of Mrs Akhmedov, it is more than likely that there is plenty more to come in the fight for Luna and the Akhmedov fortune.

However, in the meantime, Mr Akhmedov has use of the vessel again.

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LUNA yacht has had an incredible journey over the years and has had a few facelifts as well.

Until now, LUNA is famous for being the world’s largest expedition yacht. Despite its large size, it is also known for having many family-friendly amenities that create a homey feel to it.

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The interior of LUNA is chic but calming, which differs from the intensity of its exterior’s hard lines.

The designer, Lloyd Werft wanted to make sure each room of this vessel was appreciated appropriately.

The lounge and dining room are split by a wall and fireplace, so guests can enjoy different experiences in each room.

Guests can also enjoy a moment of serenity in the low aft deck’s sun worship room.

After some deep breathing exercises here, guests can also take a swim in the large pool that was once the largest pool on a superyacht.

Some other amenities on the LUNA superyacht are two tender garages, a gym, a beach club, a steam bath, a plunge pool, and a sauna.

It has a variety of activities for people to enjoy regardless of age.

Though LUNA has gone through many changes in her short lifetime, she continues to be a classic superyacht.

She is not only incredible to look at, but has everything needed for a good time out on the ocean.

LUNA was created to be a space for both adults and children to play in and have an unforgettable experience.

With the hard work of many workers and designers, LUNA has come to achieve that goal.

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The impressive LUNA yacht measures 115 meters and can reach top speeds of 22.5 knots.

It holds 9 staterooms that can house up to 18 guests and 49 crew members. The engine room of LUNA is different from most superyachts.

Not only is it large in volume, but it has a special polish that keeps the engine room squeaky clean.

Some staff members have described it as the cleanest engine room they have ever worked in.

There are seven generators that power the electric motors that take up less space on the ship, decrease vibrations, and make for a more economical ride.

Many have said that the original paint job was not the best, to put it lightly. One of its 130 jobs was to repaint the whole hull of the LUNA yacht.

It now has a mirror finish from end to end on its 2,000+ square meters of hull.

It took over 70 painters and eight months to finish this massive undertaking.

Now LUNA has a continuous shine along its hull with not a blemish in sight.

The interior of the LUNA yacht is chic but calming, which differs from the intensity of its exterior’s hard lines.

The LUNA yacht was created to be a space for both adults and children to play in and have an unforgettable experience.

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Originally built by Llod Werft Roman Abramovich, it was sold to Akhmedov in 2014.

With its change in owners, it also changed in appearance. LUNA had a 14-month-long process with around 130 jobs.

These changes included adding wine fridges and separating the ballast tank system. It took a lot of work, but it definitely improved on a classic superyacht.

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After cruising Lunasea continuously since her 2017 launch, the owners of the 73 metre Feadship superyacht finally found a moment to invite Risa Merl on board to take a look around...

  “This yacht was built to be used,” says John Symond, former owner of the 73-metre Feadship Lunasea (previously named Hasna ), designed inside and out by RWD . “We built her to go virtually anywhere in the world, and she stood up to that. In the first two and a half years, we did the equivalent of twice around the globe in distance.

“We [pictured] how we were going to live in each space. We wanted to have everything a family could need, from the big swimming pool to the cinema room to a beautiful spa on the sundeck – and a great galley,” he continues. As soon as Lunasea was launched in 2017, Symond and his wife, Amber, set out on a voyage, travelling through the Mediterranean, South Pacific, Caribbean and up the East Coast of America. 

Lunasea became a home from home, and they found they were on the yacht more than at their houses in Australia and London, spending at least half the year on board, along with Amber’s children. When they weren’t cruising on Lunasea , Symond’s adult children made good use of the boat. Since the owners and their family have been busy enjoying her from day one, it’s no surprise that we haven’t had a chance to look on board, until now.

The Symonds have owned a slew of yachts, working their way up in size to a 37-metre Benetti . They had it for nine years, but as they could only use it for a month each year, the yacht was also chartered. When Symond sold his business, he knew he’d finally have the freedom to do some long-range cruising. He timed Lunasea's launch to coincide with him officially stepping away from his business in 2017. “I wanted to make up for lost time,” he says.

The Symonds had met designer Justin Redman, of UK design firm RWD, several years before Lunasea's inception, when the couple were originally looking to invest in a refit. “We looked at many nice [brokerage] yachts, but every one had serious flaws,” says Symond. “My wife and I are finicky – we believe in quality and good architecture, and if we can’t afford to do it right, we’d rather not do it at all. I convinced myself that I wouldn’t be 100 per cent happy, nor would Amber, unless we built.”

Symond was drawn to Feadship and signed the contract for Lunasea in mid-2014. With hull design by De Voogt Naval Architects , she was built by Royal Van Lent at Feadship’s Kaag Island facility. “We were on the same page when it came to maintaining quality, integrity of the architecture and not cutting corners – we gelled with them,” he says of the Feadship team. “Every time we had a meeting, I felt more and more confident they were serious professionals who take an immense amount of pride in their work.”

Symond briefed RWD to create an exterior that was elegant and timeless with subtle detailing. It should have character without being too shouty. “He had this idea that he wanted to build a Rolls-Royce, not a Mercedes or BMW,” says Charlie Baker, team principal at RWD. Scalloping details on Lunasea's superstructure catch the light and break up the exterior surfaces so they don’t seem fat or bulky. “These surface changes create a highlight – it’s actually quite a sharp line, but when you do it in a subtle way you can’t tell how angular it is,” says Baker. Symond also wanted the mast to be a work of art while hiding all of the technology and ventilation – the wings that hold the domes on the mast were based on the shape of fish tails.

The owner also loves the look of stainless steel, which was employed generously on the sliding aft doors, floating staircases and cap rails, the latter of which are an RWD signature. “The floating cap rail and glass bulwarks on Lunasea are some of the biggest we’ve done and weighed a huge amount,” says Baker. “The use of glass on board in general was a challenge. We didn’t want to break up the glass with any mullions.” Swathes of curved glass are found on the bulwarks, exterior stairways and, of course, the eight-metre-long infinity swimming pool on the main deck. The glass pieces for the pool were made three times to ensure perfect fit and stability.

To say the owners were hands-on in the creation of Lunasea would be an understatement. The Symonds met the RWD design team religiously every six weeks, whether it was at their home in Australia or on board their Benetti in Italy. The owners visited the yard more than a dozen times during the build, often bringing family and friends along to see the progress.

“It was fantastic to have someone who was so engaged. We’ve attracted owners like that in the past, but no one quite like John,” says Baker. “That was the making of the project for us, to have someone who wanted to be part of everything, who was genuinely so interested with what was going to be on his boat.”

As Symond attests, he and Amber were involved in every square inch of the build. “I wouldn’t even buy a chair without me sitting on it first,” he says, noting that he made mistakes in the past by selecting pieces without trying them out and being disappointed after buying them.

Symond credits his ownership experience for forming the basis of what he wanted on his new boat. Must-haves were generous living spaces, high ceilings and wide doorways to give a sense of space. Also on the wish list was an exterior and underwater lighting plan to make Lunasea sparkle at night. For bespoke tenders, Australian company Vikal created an open chase boat and a nine-metre limo tender, which has electrically descending stairs off the bow. “When you pull into the beach at Saint-Tropez, you don’t have to awkwardly climb over the side,” says Symond.

Lunasea's distinctive layout speaks directly to how the Symonds planned to use her. A formal dining room is found upon entering the main deck, followed by a 10-seat cinema and casual day office, while the galley and owner’s suite are forward. “It might be odd for some people to have a cinema on the main deck, but it’s probably John’s most-used space. He’ll go in there to watch the news in the morning or a movie night with the family,” says Baker. “It’s purposefully designed to feel like a different space from the rest of the boat – the walls are blue velvet, the floor a dark blue Tai Ping carpet. It feels like going into a blue cave, a little hideaway.”

By contrast, Lunasea's other interior living spaces are light and airy. The styling is indicative of the owners’ wishes to create an elegant beach house – relaxed and liveable (but not at all rustic); a space where anyone could feel comfortable. “I wanted the yacht to feel like a home that just happened to be on water,” says Amber Symond. “We didn’t want any ‘themeing’. Rather we wanted a tranquil, restrained feel in decoration, letting the emphasis be on the lines of the yacht, pushing the attention back to the natural beauty of the ocean.”

Amber worked with the design team to choose accent details that became staples of the interior. Leather straps appear to be holding up the mirrors on board, a detail that matches the stitched leather found in the cinema. Bronze is a hallmark as well, with a thin bronze trim along the joinery borders and where the mullions touch the top of windows designed to look like a beautifully dovetailed jewellery box. Walnut, eucalyptus and limed oak tie everything together. Stained walnut flooring runs throughout all the communal living areas, starting in the beach club and extending through the corridors and staircases.

A pure white colour scheme sets the owner’s suite apart, with light Loro Piana fabrics on the walls pairing with a silky eucalyptus flooring, chosen as a nod to the owners’ Australian roots. Their suite is filled with interesting materials, such as a wall panel in blue fanned straw marquetry trimmed in bronze that comes into view the moment you step into the cabin. Dyed blue vellum parchment was used in the cabinets opposite the bed and on door fronts. The pure white marble found in the his-and-hers bathrooms comes from two enormous pieces that the designers and the Symonds discovered in Italy.

The walls are limed oak in all four lower deck guest cabins, which are almost identical in styling – including Carrara marble in the bathrooms – except for subtle variations in fabrics. The two VIPs and two convertible twin/doubles have direct access to the stern beach club. There are also two supernumerary rooms for a nanny or teacher, which came in handy when Amber’s children were on the boat for six months. “We were down in Bora Bora, where the kids could do home schooling then get off the boat and swim with sharks and turtles in crystal-clear waters – it was just incredible,” says Symond.

Though the main deck forgoes a saloon, there are still plenty of places for the family to gather on board. The upper saloon serves as the main convivial space with a comfortable, window-filled saloon and large bar to port, all opening up to an al fresco dining area seating up to 16 when the table is extended. It’s also a space that Symond gravitated to, writing emails here rather than in the master suite office below. 

The sundeck presents another unexpected saloon option. The mid-section of the deck is designed as an indoor/outdoor living room – with an enormous bar – that can be closed off entirely. This space is outfitted more like the interior of a beach house rather than an outdoor patio and can be accessed from the interior staircase, so there’s no need to go outside in inclement weather. Aft on the sundeck are loungers with optional shading, and forward is a spa pool, smaller bar and dining sofa.

The Symonds’ intention to spend extended periods on Lunasea influenced how they designed the crew quarters – and crew schedules. The size of the crew cabins was expanded and the styling enhanced. Crew hires were also upped from 20 to 30, so 10 crew could be on rotation. “We’ve had no crew burnout,” says Symond. “I’ve always been a believer that if you take care of your people, they will take care of you.”

Lunasea recently sold, and the Symonds are dreaming of what could come next. Much like its predecessor, a future boat would be based on their real-life needs. Since building Lunasea , Symond has become a grandfather, so his focus is on how to make a yacht even more family friendly, with a playroom and nanny’s cabin adjacent to the kids’ rooms – all of which would be set away from guest cabins to limit disruptions. The Symonds also value privacy, so they would like a dedicated owner’s deck. “The next yacht would probably be at least 10 metres longer, but there are no plans to start building yet,” he says.

Of course, going from 37 to 73 metres was already quite a step up for Symond. “I was fulfilling my dream,” he says. “When we started designing the GA for Lunasea , the boat kept growing. I started at 66 metres, then it went up to 68, then 70, then at 73 I said ‘Stop!’ But everything I wanted, everything I dreamt of, I got.” 

This feature is taken from the November 2020 issue of BOAT International. Get this magazine sent straight to your door, or subscribe and never miss an issue.

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