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All You Need to Know About Ahmed Zaki Yamani and his Yacht Al Diriyah -Yacht Name: Al Diriyah - Yacht Length: 79 m (258 ft) - Guests: 16 in 8 cabins - Crew: 41 in 20 cabins - Yacht Value: US$ 40 million - Owners Name: Ahmed Zaki Yamaani - Owners Net Worth: US$ 500 million - Owners Company: Investcorp. - Owners Country: Saudi Arabia - The previous owner of Al Diriyah was Nasser al Rashid, who sold her to Sheih Ahmed Zaki Yaamani when his Lady Moura was delivered.
Yacht Al Diriyah - Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani
Ahmed Zaki Yamani is the owner of the yacht Al Diriyah.
Who is Ahmed Zaki Yamani?
He is a Saudi Arabian politician who was Minister of Oil (Petroleum) and Mineral Resources from 1962 until 1986 for his country, and a minister in OPEC for 25 years.
In July 1982 Yamani founded Investcorp, private equity firm, with several other oil ministers and well-known financiers. The firm's initial investments included Tiffany & Co., Breguet, a Swiss watch maker, and Chaumet, a French jewelers. Yamani, himself known to be a watch lover, also became majority shareholder of Vacheron Constantin in 1987. In 1996 Yamani's shares were sold to Vendôme Luxury Group, owned by Richemond.
Yacht Al Diriyah
Al Diriyah was built in Japan by National Bulk Carriers in 1960 and named Danginn. Later she was sold to Ronald Perelsman who named her Ultima II. When he sold her she was named Serendipity. Later she was named Massarrah and owned by Nasser Al Rasheed. He sold her to Sheikh Zaki Yamaani when Lady Moura was delivered in 1990.
The net worth of Sheikh Yamani is estimated at US$ 500 million.
Charter Yacht Al Diriyah
Yamani’s luxury yacht Al Diriyah can often be seen in the South of France. She is not available for charter.