The luxury yacht Kismet was built for Shahid Khan and his wife Ann Carlson. The first Kismet was built by Lurssen yachts and delivered in 2007. In 2014 Kismet was replaced by the 94 meter (308ft) Kismet 2, also built at Lurssen.
Her design is from Espen Oeino International, while her interior design was done by Reymond Langton Design. The yacht can accommodate 12 quests in 6 cabins and has a crew of 18. Her interior blends the Art Deco style with a Persian décor.
In 2008 the first Kismet won the ‘super yacht of the year award’. In 2013 Kismet was sold by Moran Yacht & Ship, she is now named Global and owned by German millionaire Lars Windhorst. Kismet’s asking price was US$ 115 million.
The (new) Kismet was built of steel with an aluminum superstructure. She can accommodate 12 guests and a crew of 28. Her top speed is 17 knots. Her features include an open fire place, an oval shaped swimming pool with integrated Jacuzzi on the sun deck, a large spa and an elevator.
The yacht has a two deck video wall, made up of 42 individual 140-
Kismet II is available for charter through Moran for a charter rate of EUR 1,200,000 (approx. US$ 1.6 million) per week, (Photos by Ship-
Who is Shahid Khan? He is the owner of automobile parts manufacturer Flex-
Khan was born in Pakistan and moved to the US when he was 16. His first job was washing dishes for $ 1.20 per hour. At the age of 28 he started Bumper Works, making car bumpers for pickup trucks. When the company grew he bought his former employer Flex-
In 1989 Khan was the sole supplier of bumpers for the entire Toyota line in the United States. In 2011, Flex-
In 2012 Shahid Khan purchased the Jacksonville Jaguars for an estimated USD 750 million. The team is now valued at US$ 1.5 billion. The Jacksonville Jaguars are an National Football League (NFL) team, based in Jacksonville, Florida. And in 2013 he acquired the London based soccer club Fulham FC for an amount of USD 200 million from Mohamed al–Fayed (owner of the yacht Sokar). Shad Khan is one of the World’s Richest Sports Team owners.
Khan has 3 private jets, all registered to his company Flex-
Shahid Khan has an estimated net worth of US$ 7.5 billion (January 2018). Shahid Khan’s wife is Ann Carlson Kahn, they have 2 children. He met Ann at a college bar and they married in 1977. Ann Khan is active with the family’s philanthropic activities.
Shahid and his wife Ann own a large house in Champaign, Illinois. And they also own a large US$ 8 million penthouse in Park Tower, one of the largest buildings in Chigaco. But their formal living address is a large penthouse in Naples, Florida, which he bought in 2014 for US$ 11.5 million. See some photos hereunder.
Khan is an active philanthropist, through the Jaguars Foundation. The foundation supports disadvantaged youth by solving problems, creating opportunities, and enriching the quality of life for the youth and their families. In 2011 Khan donated US$10 million to the University of Illinois. In 2011 he was named a Lincoln Laureate by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois for his philanthropic work.