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Kutayba Alghanim - Facts

Yacht Name: Samar

Yacht Length: 77 m (253 ft)

Guests: 14 in 7 cabins

Crew: 20 in 9 cabins

Yacht Value: US$ 100 million

Owners Name: Kutayba Alghanim

Owners Net Worth: US$ 1 billion

Owners Company: Alghanim

Owners Country: Kuwait

Luxury yacht Samar is available for charter for US$ 425,000 per week

Yacht Samar

The yacht Samar was built at Devonport Yachts in England to a design of H2 Yacht Design, with Laurent Giles as naval architect. The luxury yacht has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure.

12 Guests and 20 Crew

She can accommodate 12 guests and a crew of 20. Samar has large pool, a gymnasium, a cinema and several bar areas. She has an opulent interior.

A Mini Cooper and a Helicopter

The yacht carries several toys, including a Mini Cooper and a Bell 407 helicopter. The helicopter with registration N407MS is registered to the US based Wilmington Trust of Delaware. Devonport Yachts was acquired by Pendennis Shipyard in 2010.  The pictures on this page were made by Ship-Dreams.

Kutayba Alghanim

Superyacht Samar is rumored to be owned by Kuwaiti Kutayba Alghanim, although SuperYachtFan received unconfirmed information that she is actually US owned. Her interior styling and the fact that she is available for charter - which is not typical for Middle Eastern owners - would also indicate that she has a US owner. On the other hand.. She is also often seen with another helicopter, with registration N477KA. KA will probably refer to the owners name… So probably Samar is indeed owned by Kutayba Alghanim. Update: SuperYachtFan found that Kutayba owns two New York residences: a large mansion in Manhattan, and a 48 acre estate on  Long Island.


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Kutayba Alghanim

Kutayba Alghanim is shareholder of Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately owned companies in Kuwait.

Alghanim Family

The Alghanim family has a long history as commercial merchants in the region. Already in the 1930’s the company had 4,000 employees. Alghanim introduced General Motor vehicles in Kuwait and became one of the largest GM agencies in the world.

Kuwait’s Biggest Auto Dealer

Alghanim Automotive is Kuwaits biggest auto dealer for brands as Chevrolet and Cadillac. Nowadays Alghanim Industries holds the agencies for companies like Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Siemens, Nokia, IBM, Dell, Daewoo, Compaq and Philips. Alghanim has more than 14,000 employees and has been recognized as one of the Best Employers in the Middle East and one of Asia’s Best Employer Brands.

US$ 1 Billion Net Worth

Forbes estimates the net worth of Kutayba Alghanim at USD 1.0 billion. SuperYachtFan was informed that the Alghanim family als owns the yacht Alfa Nero, but we are not sure about that.

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Superyacht Samar, rumored to be owned by Kutayba Alghanim

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The yacht carries several toys, including a car, a sail boat and a helicopter.

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Samar’s Bell 407 helicopter, with registration N407MS

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The pool area, with outdoor shower.

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Samar was built by Devonport Yachts to a Laurent Giles design.

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The yacht’s owner is Kutayba Alghanim

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The superyacht pictured in Germany by Ship-Dreams

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