Al Diriyah - motor yacht - 78.6m (258.04ft) - National Bulk Carriers Inc. Ltd. - 1960
Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamaani - Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed Zaki Yamaani is the owner of the yacht Al Diriyah. Ahmed Zaki Yamaani is a Saudi Arabian politician who was Minister of Oil (Petroleum) and Mineral Resources from 1962 until 1986 for his country, and a minister in OPEC for 25 years. In July 1982 Yamani founded Investcorp, private equity firm, with several other oil ministers and well-known financiers. The firm's initial investments included Tiffany & Co., Breguet, a Swiss watch maker, and Chaumet, a French jewelers. Yamani, himself known to be a watch lover, also became majority shareholder of Vacheron Constantin in 1987. In 1996 Yamani's shares were sold to Vendôme Luxury Group, owned by Richemond. Yamaani’s luxury yacht Al Diriyah can often be seen in the South of France. She is not available for charter.