Expedition Motor Yacht Luna

July 16, 2010

Written by Mike Smith


Motor yacht LUNA is the newest and largest luxury expedition superyacht in the world. Superyacht Luna has just recently been launched, finished and delivered to her owner by the German shipyard Lloyd Weft and has been cruising in France, Italy and Mediterranean. An impressive yacht in many regards, the huge 115 metre explorer yacht Luna has raised the bar for private yachts of her size and type. She is a functional superyacht which has been designed and built for world exploration in remote areas, as evidenced by her ship like powerful lines, but she is also very much a luxury yacht which can provide her guests with ultimate comfort. Yacht LUNA was the second largest private yacht launched in 2009, after mega yacht ECLIPSE.

Lloydwerft is a commercial ship builder in Bremerhaven, Germany and superyacht LUNA was jointly constructed in a collaboration between the Lloydwerft and Stahlbau Nord Shipyards. The Luxury yacht LUNA has an interior designed by the distinguished designer Donald Starkey. Her innovative exterior styling was designed by Newcruise Design which is a Hamburg based company which has been involved in several large German newbuild superyachts. NEWCRUISE are a Yacht Projects Design company which was involved in the project from its inception and the initial visualisation and profile appearance right through to the yacht’s deck organisation, the layout, lighting, exterior detailing and detailing such as the furniture arrangements and colour briefs.

Yacht Luna soon after her delivery in the Mediterranean – This photo is courtesy of yacht and ship photographer Ricardo Pilguj and the image is very interesting where is shows the unique aft garages and swimming platform design of M/Y Luna

In true expedition style, the yacht features an expansive open main aft deck space which can be utilised as a platform for many different activities and being a luxury yacht Luna accommodates a large swimming pool and generous sunning and entertaining areas here. Further aft,  she also has a spacious swimming and water activity platform which creates a yacht to water interface where guests can easily get close to the water despite the yachts size.

Superyacht Luna in Kristiansand, Norway, in early 2010

M/Y Luna also has aft transom doors which lead to the yacht’s tender and water toy garage and exploration equipment and housing such items is one of the specific purposes of super yacht LUNA. Her large, open aft deck also features a large swimming pool and sunbathing areas with a dedicated open luxury leisure area featuring a beach club leading down to the swim platform. The yacht has huge aft door which can be opened at anchor as well as two tender and equipment launching side doors on the aft of her hull.

Superyacht Luna has two helicopter landing decks – fore and aft – and a large assortment of peripheral marine equipment. Her exterior boasts two helicopter pads facing forward, to the rear around the large communications tower

There is little doubt that the luxury expedition megayacht Luna unrivalled. She is an expedition yacht very much in her own class. She stands head and shoulders above those other superyachts in her class. She was created to enable an adventurous yacht owner to cruise huge distances and explorer the world’s oceans without frequently having to stop or refuel. As an expedition yacht, Luna can navigate challenging sea ways and weather conditions as well as providing first class luxury yacht amenities and style.

Expedition yacht LUNA at Lloydwerft Germany before her delivery and dark blue topcoat paintwork

The massive 115 m explorer yacht Luna raises the bar for private motoryachts of her size and type. Superyacht Luna has just recently been launched, finished and delivered to her owner in June 2010 by the German shipyard Lloyd Weft. Recently M/Y Luna has been cruising in the French Riviera and elsewhere in the Mediterranean. There is more information about expedition yachts here.

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