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, designed by Joe Thome.
The yachtcarries 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-
Superyacht Samar is owned by Kuwaiti Kutayba Alghanim. SuperYachtFan received confirmed information that she is actually US owned, but 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 Kutayba Alghanim.
The luxury yacht Samar is available for charter.
Who is Kutayba Alghanim? He is shareholder of Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately owned companies in Kuwait.
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.
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.
Kutayba’s son Omar is the CEO of Alghanim Industries. He is also Chairman of the Gulf Bank, one of the largest banks in Kuwait. Omar was awarded the titel ‘Businessman of the Year’ in 2013 by Arabian Business Magazine.
The Alghanim family owns two Gulfstream G550 private jet with registration N5GV and N555GV. Both have the same color scheme. A G550 has a list price of US$ 60 million.
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.