All You Need to Know About Shahid Khan and his Yacht Kismet!


Yacht Name: Kismet - Yacht Length: 95 m (312 ft) - Guests: 12 in 6 cabins - Crew: 28 - IMO 1012000 - Displacement: 2,928t - Lurssen - 2014 - Yacht Value: US$ 200 million -


Owner: Shahid (Shad) Khan and his wife Ann Carlson Khan  - Shahid Khan Net Worth: US$ 7.5 billion - Owners company: Flex-n-Gate - Owners Country: USA -


Shad Khan started washing dishes for $1.20 per hour and became a billionaire.

Luxury Yacht Kismet

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) motor yacht Kismet 2, also built at Lurssen.



Yacht Kismet Interior

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 28. Her interior blends the Art Deco style with a Persian décor.



SuperYacht of the Year Award

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

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.



A Two Deck Video Wall

The yacht has a two deck video wall, made up of 42 individual 140-centimeter monitors. The wall can show how moving artwork, news, films  and games. Kismet won the 2015 World Superyacht Award. Her value is estimated at US$ 200 million.



Charter Yacht Kismet

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-Dreams.de). In November 2014 Kismet was visiting London and in May 2015 she was in Barcelona. See the current location of the yacht Kismet hereunder.



Beyonce

In July 2018 Beyonce, Jay-Z and their three children were spotted relaxing on the yacht Kismet in Capri, Italy.



Yacht Kismet For Sale

In September 2018 the yacht Kismet was listed for sale at Moran Yachts. Around that same time, Moran revealed a new 116 meter project at Lurssen yachts named Testarossa. We think this is the new Kismet (based on the timing and the color scheme of the new project.



Project Testarossa

The text of a press release by Moran Yachts: “Moran Yacht & Ship is delighted to announce the sale of another new build, the 380' (116m) Lurssen Project TESTAROSSA.


This exciting and cutting-edge project is being built for another repeat client of Moran Yacht & Ship. Currently under construction at the Lurssen shipyard in Germany, this 116 meter vessel will have an impressive internal volume of 5,000 GT.


Dan Lenard, Carlo Nuvolari, and Simone Feltrin of Nuvolari Lenard will provide the creative and eye-catching design for both the interior and exterior. Moran Yacht & Ship negotiated the build contract, compiled the technical specification, and will oversee her complete construction. We look forward to an on-time and within-budget delivery in 2022.



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Shahid Khan

Who is Shahid Khan?

He is the owner of automobile parts manufacturer Flex-N-Gate Corporation. Shahid Khan is also owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) and the English Premier League team Fulham FC.



His First Job was Washing Dishes

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-N-Gate and merged the companies.


Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of large stamped metal and welded components, assemblies, and plastic parts for the automotive industry



Supplier of Toyota Bumpers

In 1989 Khan was the sole supplier of bumpers for the entire Toyota line in the United States. In 2011, Flex-N-Gate had 12,000 employees, 48 production plants and USD 3 billion in sales.


The company produces front-end modules (FEMs) which are multi-piece assemblies that integrate a large number of components, such as lighting, radiators and cooling fans, bumpers, hood latches and electronics and wiring.


The company is also a headlamp supplier since 1956 and a signal lighting supplier since 1965. Flex-N-Gate manufactures 84% of all metal bumper systems for trucks and SUV’s in North America.



Jacksonville Jaguars Owner

In 2012 Shahid Khan purchased the Jacksonville Jaguars with his son Tony Khan 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.



4 Private Jets

Khan has 4 private jets, all registered to his company Flex-n-gate. A 2011 Learjet with registration N511FG, another Learjet 45 (2016) with registration N716GF, N816FG (another 2016 built Learjet 45) and a 2013 Bombardier Global 6000 with registration N612FG. Khan actually owns a majority share in the jet management company Flightstar.



Shahid Khan Net Worth

Shahid Khan has an estimated net worth of US$ 7 billion (August 2018). Shahid Khan’s wife is Ann Carlson Kahn, they have 2 children: Tony Khan and Shanna Khan. He met Ann at a college bar and they married in 1977. Ann Khan is active with the family’s philanthropic activities.



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Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan House

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 Chicago.


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.



Shahid Khan Philanthropy

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.



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Yacht Kismet. Photo by Ship-Dreams.de

Shahid Khan Private Jet

Shahid Khan jet N612FG

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Khan Naples home interior

Interior photo of his US$ 15 million penthouse in Naples, Florida

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Shahid Khan is the founder of car parts manufacturer Flex-n-Gate.

Shahid Khan's yacht

Shahid Khan’s previous yacht Kismet is designed by Espen Oeino

Jacksonville Jaguars owner's yacht

Khan is owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the London based Fullham FC

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Shahid Khan’s new yacht Kismet II. She is available for charter through Moran.

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The yacht Global in the bay of Cannes, a tender is moving guests to shore

Shahid Khan Naples

Kismet (2014) is now listed for sale

Kismet was built at Lurssen Yachts and was delivered to her owner in 2014

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Inside the yacht Kismet, her amazing interior

The interior of Shahid Khan’s yacht Kismet is designed by Reymond Langton Design.

The interior of Kismet cost a fortune to build

Shahid Khan’s private jet is a Bombardier Global 6000, with a list price of US$ 50 million.

Kismet at night

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