Name: Rabdan -
Owner: Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan -
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan (MBZ), Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi is the owner of the yacht Rabdan.
He is the 3th son of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, the founding father and the principal driving force behind the formation of the United Arab Emirates.
His oldest brother Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the current Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
Mohammed is the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE's Armed Forces.
Sheikh Mohammed (or MBZ) is Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, which is responsible for the development and planning of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. And he is head of the Mubadala Investment Company, the wealth fund of Abu Dhabi.
It’s difficult to asses the personal net worth of the Crown Prince, but the combined net worth of the Al Nahuan family is considered to be over US$ 150 billion.
The yacht Rabdan was built in 2007 at Silver Yachts as Silver. It is the first yacht built as Silver yachts.
She was built on speculation by Silver Yachts founder Guido Krass. In 2009 she was sold to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, who named her Rabdan.
Rabdan is designed by Espen Oeino. The yacht is powered by 2 MTU engines, which bring her a top speed of 27 knots and a range of 4,500nm.
The yacht is more or less permanently based in Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi
A sister ship of Rabdan, Smeralda is owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
The al Nahyan Family members own many yachts:
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan owns Azzam, the world longest yacht.
Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan owns the yacht Yas
Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan owns the yacht Maryah
Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan owns the yacht Topaz
Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan was owner of Pelorus
Sultan bin Khalifa al Nahyan (oldest son of the current Emir) owns the yacht Moonlight II
We think Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed and Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed also own yachts, but we have not yet identified the vessels. Do you know more about yachts owned by the Al Nahyan Family? Please do send us a message.
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