A sister to Al Raya, Radiant was commissioned by the Russian media tycoon Boris Berezovsky, who wanted a rival to Pelorus, owned by his arch enemy Roman Abramovich. However, he subsequently sold her to Abdulla al-Futtaim, a billionaire car dealer from the United Arab Emirates, before she was completed. As well as the standard features for a yacht of this size - helipad, gymnasium, cinema, spa - she has one of the highest security specifications ever conceived. Berezovsky ordered a personal “escape launch” – a speedboat with turbo-charged twin diesel engines capable of exceeding 75 knots. She is also equipped with an arsenal of sonic guns that fire low-frequency sound waves that can burst the eardrums of approaching assailants, and a military water cannon capable of sinking an approaching boat at more than 100 yards.
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RADIANT is a 110.0 m Motor Yacht, built in Germany by Lürssen and delivered in 2009.
Her top speed is 21.0 kn and her cruising speed is 16.0 kn and her power comes from two MTU diesel engines. She can accommodate up to 20 guests in 10 staterooms. She has a gross tonnage of 5027.0 GT and a 16.3 m beam.
She was designed by Tim Heywood, who has designed 60 other superyachts in the BOAT Pro database.
The naval architecture was developed by Lürssen, who has architected 67 other superyachts in the BOAT Pro database, and the interior of the yacht was designed by Terence Disdale, who has 76 other superyacht interiors designed in the BOAT Pro database - she is built with a Teak deck, a Steel hull, and Aluminium superstructure.
RADIANT is in the top 5% by LOA in the world. She is one of 63 motor yachts longer than 100m, and, compared to similarly sized motor yachts, her top speed is 0.95 kn above the average.
RADIANT is currently sailing under the Cayman Islands flag, the 2nd most popular flag state for superyachts with a total of 1288 yachts registered. She is currently located at the Blohm & Voss refit yard, in Germany, where she has been located for 2 months. For more information regarding RADIANT's movements, find out more about BOAT Pro AIS.