The yacht Kingdom 5KR is an 85.65-meter superyacht. The luxurious yacht was built in 1980 by the yacht builder Benetti. For an estimated $100 million. Purchased new, the equivalent would be more than $200 million. She was designed by Jon Bannenberg.
The yacht is powered by 2 Nohab diesel engines. Which bring her a top speed of 20 knots. Her cruising speed is 17 knots. She has a range of 8,500nm. The yacht has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure.
Her interior was designed by Luigi Sturchio. She can accommodate 22 guests and a crew of 30.
Built as Nabila for Adnan Kashoggi
The motor yacht was built as Nabila for Saudi billionaire Adnan Khashoggi, who named her after his daughter. At the time of its construction, Nabila was one of the largest yachts in the world.
Featured in a James Bond movie
During its days as Nabila, the yacht was featured in the James Bond movie Never Say Never Again. In the Bond movie, she was named Flying Saucer. Translated from the Italian Disco Volante in the original novel Thunderball. The yacht acted as the villain’s mobile headquarters.
This isn’t the only yacht of course to play a starring role in the spy franchise. With a number of other Bond Boats gracing our screens across the years. The yacht was the inspiration for a track – Khashoggi’s Ship- on a 1989 album by rock band Queen.
Sultan of Brunei and Donald Trump were owners
After Khashoggi ran into financial problems. He sold the yacht in 1988 to the Sultan of Brunei. Who in turn sold it to Donald Trump for USD 29 million.
Trump renamed the yacht the Trump Princess. When Trump ran into financial problems, he sold it to Prince Al-Waleed in 1991.
The yacht’s current name stems from the Prince’s investment company, Kingdom Holding Company. And his lucky number (5), and his children’s initials (‘K’ and ‘R’).
The New Kingdom 5KR
The yacht is rumored to be replaced by a larger yacht. Known as the New Kingdom 5KR. For a couple of years she seemed to stay unmoved at the IYCA in Antibes.
In June 2016 she left for maintenance to a dry dock in Genua, Italy.
Who is the Owner of the Yacht KINGDOM 5KR?
The yacht’s owner is Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal al Saud.Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is a Saudi businessman and investor. He is a member of the Saudi royal family and is considered to be one of the wealthiest individuals in the world. He is the founder, CEO and 95% owner of Kingdom Holding Company, an investment company with interests in various sectors including real estate, tourism, hotels, media, entertainment, financial services, and technology.
The yacht was built for Arms dealer Adnan Kashoggi. For a while, the yacht was owned by the Sultan of Brunei and later Donald Trump.
How Much is the KINGDOM 5KR Yacht?
Her value is $90 million. Her annual running costs are around $9 million. The price of a yacht can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including the size, age, and level of luxury of the yacht, as well as the materials and technology used in its construction.
Benetti Yachts is a luxury yacht builder based in Viareggio, Italy. The company was founded in 1873 and is one of the oldest yacht builders in the world. Benetti specializes in building custom-made motor yachts, with sizes ranging from 34 to over 100 meters in length. They are known for their high-quality craftsmanship, attention to detail and use of advanced technology.
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