AUGUST 21, 2020: A Dubai court has rejected an appeal by Tatiana Akhmedova, ex-wife of Farkhad Akhmedov, to seize the yacht as part of the divorce settlement imposed by London’s High Court. Therefore, once again, it seems Akhmedov owns Luna. “Seems” is the operative word, however, since the Marshall Islands, the flag state where Luna is
For fashion designer and yacht owner Robert Cavalli, Freedom is 88 feet (27 meters) of, well, freedom on the water. She’s further freedom of custom design and construction. Every corner, every curve from the pen of Tomasso Spadolini expresses Cavalli’s distinct personality, in a size rarely showcasing such diversity. The third fully custom project from
In seafaring tradition, the ringing of eight bells pays respect to a deceased sailor. It signifies that his or her “watch” is over. Several watches in the yachting industry ended this year—far too soon, at that. Indeed, while many a person’s passing leaves colleagues and admirers at a loss for words, 2018 seemed to hit
The wildfires in Southern California have destroyed thousands of homes and acres. The Woolsey Fire in particular has decimated the Malibu coast. One local resident who fought flames at his own property leaped into action to help fellow citizens, with his megayacht. He turned his Leight Star into an aid-delivery service, enlisting a boating—and surfing—brigade
For the past 20 years, the International SeaKeepers Society has paid special tribute to yacht owners and others who support its mission of ocean conservation and preservation. Particularly, the non-profit honors those who go above and beyond in their support with its SeaKeeper of the Year award. Earlier this month, the organization recognized Michael Saylor
Seven months after a paying passenger aboard his megayacht died, the owner of Miami Vice pleaded guilty to a federal charge. This comes about three months after the unlicensed individual he hired to run the yacht pleaded guilty to the same. Laurent Marc-Antoine Jean Maubert-Cayla is a part owner of Miami Vice, a 91-footer (28-meter).