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Farkhad Akhmedov - Yacht - Yacht Name: Luna - Yacht Length: 115 m (377 ft) - Guests: 18 in 9 cabins - Crew: 50 in 25 cabins - Yacht Value: US$ 300 million - Owners Name: Farkhad Akhmedov - Akhmedov Net Worth: US$ 1.4 billion - Owners Company: Northgas - Owners Country: Russia - Expedition yacht Luna was built for Roman Abramovich. He sold her for EUR 240 million to Farkhad Akhmedov

Expedition Yacht Luna

The yacht Luna is known as the world’s largest expedition yacht. She was built by Lloyd Werft, and delivered to Roman Abramovich in 2010. Her exterior is designed by Newcruise, while Donald Starkey is responsible for her interior.

Luna Interior

Luna has length of 115 meter (377 ft). She can accommodate 18 guests in 9 staterooms, which are serviced by a crew of 49. Her diesel electric generators give her a top speed of 22 knots and, thanks to her 1 million liter fuel tank, she has a range of 9,500 nm. Almost no interior information has been released but she some rare photos hereunder.

Sold for EUR 240 million

In 2014 she was sold by Abramovich to his friend Farkhad Akhmedov, a Azerbaijani born billionaire, for EUR 240 million (US$ 300 million). In January 2015 Luna was spotted in Bremerhaven, she stayed at German Dry Docks for a year long and multi million refit.

US$ 50 Million Refit

Works included fairing of the hull (which was not done when Abramovich purchased her) and a new paint job. Also Luna was lengthened with 2 meter to improve the balance of the yacht. The spa area and beach club was redone, adding larger windows for more light and comfort. The engines were overhauled, improving power and efficiency. And finally all tenders were replaced. In February 2016 Luna left Bremerhaven, with first destination Norway. In the winter of 2017/2018 Luna was sent to Dubai for additional works.

Charter Luna

The yacht Luna is not available for charter, but enquire for your ultimate charter experience on other yachts.

Farkhad Akhmedov

Farkhad Akhmedov was born in Azerbaijan but moved to Russia at the age of 15. He started his career by selling equipment to the Russian gas industry.


Later he focused on the production of natural gas and started buying shares in Northgas, a Siberian gas producer with some of the largest gas reserves in the world. Around the year 2000 Akhmedov had full control over Northgas. After a dispute with Northgas’ sole client Gazprom, Akhmedov transferred 51% of Northgas shares to Gazprom. In 2011 Akhmedov sold his remaining shares in Northgas to Russian Novatek for US$ 1.38 billion.

Aznar Natural Products

Akhmedov is the owner of Aznar Natural Products, where his father Teymur Akhmedov was a director during the Soviet era. Aznar produces pomegranate juice in Azerbaijan, which is sold in Russia through Grante Russia, also owned by Akhmedov. He is the first ethnic Azerbaijani who was elected a Russian senator.

Philanthropy and Art Collection

Akhmedov is an active philanthropist, donating more than US$ 150 million to children’s charities such as orphanages and donating to wild life projects. He is also an art collector, especially focusing on Azerbaijani art. Akhmedov founded the Nar Gallery dedicated to Azerbaijani art. He is said to own about 150 works of Socialist Realism. He is also sponsor of the Buta Festival of Azerbaijani Arts, which is held in London each year. In 2015 Akhmedov purchased a US$ 46.5 million Abstract Expressionist painting by Mark Rothko.

Farkhad AkhmedovAkhmedov Net Worth

Forbes estimates the net worth of Akhmedov at US$ 1,4 billion.

Akhmedov House

Farkhad Akhmedov owns many houses around the world: a mansion in the UK, a large villa on the Cote d’Azur and an other mansion in Florida.

Private Jet

Farkhad Akhmedov is the owner of a Bombardier Global 6000 private jet. The jet with registration M-YFTA (FTA = Farkhad Temurovich Akhmedov), has a list price starting at US$ 60 million. We were informed he paid US$ 52.6 million for the jet

yacht Luna

Expedition Yacht Luna, owned by Azerbaijani billionaire Farkhad Akhmedov. Photo source: Wikipedia

Yacht LunaM-YFTA Akhmedov jet

Farkhad Akhmedov private jet M-YFTA

expedition yacht Luna

The world’s largest expedition yacht

Farkhad Akhmedov yacht

The yacht was purchased in 2014 by Farkhad Akhmedov from Roman Abramovich

interior yacht Luna

Rare interior photo of Luna’s interior

Roman Abramovich yacht

She was built for Roman Abramovich, who had her delivered in 2010

Lloyds Werft project

She was built by Lloyds Werft, mostly known for Ship and off shore repairs

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M-YFTA Bombardier Global 6000 - Akhmedov

Farkhad Akhmedov House

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