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Kutayba Alghanim: Net Worth, House, Private Jet and yacht Samar

Author: Peter Yachtfan

Samar Yacht

Alghanim Boat:


Yacht Length:

77 m (253 ft)


12 in 6 cabins


26 in 13 cabins




H2 Yacht Design




17 knots




2,159 ton



Samar Boat Price:

US$ 100 million

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Kutayba Alghanim


Kutayba Alghanim


Kuwait / USA

Kutayba Alghanim Net Worth:

US$ 1.4 billion


Alghanim Industries


January 7, 1944


Married (?)


Waleed, Omar, Bassam and Samar


Lloyd Harbor, NY, USA

Private Jet:

Gulfstream G550 (N5GV)

Gulfstream G550 (N555GV)

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The yacht was listed for sale as her owner is building a new yacht. : We were told that the 108 meter Benetti FB 272 named yacht ZoZa is the replacement for Samar. But in April 2020 she was named Luminosity and listed for sale. We heard about ‘some issues’ between owner and yard.

Who is  Kutayba Alghanim?Kutayba Alghanim

He is shareholder and chairman of Alghanim Industries. He was born in 1944. He was married and has 4 children (Waleed, Omar, Bassam and Samar).

Alghanim Industries is one of the largest privately owned companies in Kuwait and the Gulf region.

It operates in more than 40 countries. It was founded by his father Yusuf Ahmed Alghanim.

Kutayba graduated at the University of California, and returned to Kuwait in 1970.

Alghanim Family

The Alghanim family has a long history as commercial merchants in the region. Already in the 1930’s the company founded by his grandfather 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 Kuwait's 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.

The family business has more than 14,000 employees. And has been recognized as one of the Best Employers in the Middle East. And as one of Asia’s Best Employer Brands.

Omar Alghanim

His son Omar Kutayba Alghanim is the CEO of Alghanim Industries. He is also Chairman of the Gulf Bank. The Gulf Bank is one of the largest banks in Kuwait. Omar was awarded the titel ‘Businessman of the Year’ in 2013. By Arabian Business Magazine.

Private Jet

The Alghanim family owns two Gulfstream G550 private jets. The jets have registration N5GV and N555GV.

Both have the same color scheme. A G550 has a list price of US$ 60 million.

Kutayba Alghanim Net Worth

Forbes estimates his net worth  at US$ 1.4 billion.

Kutayba Residence

He lives with his wife in Lloyd Harbor, near New York City.

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M/Y Samar

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

Yacht Interior

She can accommodate 18 guests and a crew of 20. Samar has large pool, a gymnasium, a cinema and several bar areas.

She has an opulent interior, designed by Joe Thome. The luxury yacht is powered by 3 Wärtsilä diesel - electric engines, which drive 2 propellers. Her top speed is 17 knots. Her cruise speed is 12.5 knots. And she has a range of 6,000nm.

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.

Samar Owner

Superyacht Samar is owned by Kuwaiti Kutayba Alghanim. SuperYachtFan received information that she is actually US owned. And this makes sense as Mr. Alghanim resides in the USA.

SuperYachtFan found that Kutayba owns two New York residences. A large mansion in Manhattan, and a 48 acre estate on Long Island. The Long Island estate is listed for sale asking US$ 55 million.


She is also often seen with another helicopter, with registration N477KA. KA will probably refer to the owners name… So Samar is indeed owned by Alghanim.

Is She Available for Yacht Charter?

The boat is available for yacht charter.  And she was listed for sale. As her owner is replacing her with a larger yacht.

Benetti FB272 yacht

We were told that the 108 meter (353ft) Benetti FB272 will be the replacement for Samar. She was launched early 2019. The Soza boat has a steel hull and a aluminum superstructure.

Her interior is designed by Zaniz Interiors. Do you know more about the FB 272 project? Please do send us a message.

Luminosity For Sale

To our surprise the Benetti FB272 was listed for sale in April 2020. Her asking price is EUR 225 million (US$ 250 million). We heard about some issues between the yard and the owner.

Do you know more? Please do send us a message.

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Kutayba Alghanim yacht

Kutayba Alghanim Resources

a car on deck

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

samar helicopter

Samar’s Bell 407 helicopter, with registration N407MS.

superyacht Samar

The pool area, with outdoor shower.

yacht Samar

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

Samar yacht

Samar is a large superyacht.

luxury yacht samar

The superyacht pictured in Germany by Ship-Dreams.

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N5GV AlghanimN555GV G550 Alghanim

The Gulfstream G550 N5GV, owned by the Alghanim family.

And their second G550, with registration N555GV.


Photo by KB.

 Private Jet

Kutayba Alghanim House

Kutayba Alghanim House

Inside the Yacht.

Samar has an opulent interior designed by Joe Thome.

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inside kutayba alghanim yacht

His large house near New York.

Alghamim housesamar yacht interiordininginside samar yachtguest cabin

Benetti Luminosity

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