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All You Need to Know About the Aga Khan and his Yacht Alamshar
Yacht Name: Alamshar - Yacht Length: 50 m (164 ft) - Guests: 10 in 5 cabins - Crew: 10 in 5 cabins - IMO 9586215 - Yacht Value: US$ 50 million - Owners Name: Aga Khan - Owners Net Worth: US$ 800 million - Owners Company: Aga Khan Foundation - Owners Country: Portugal/France - Luxury yacht Alamshar is designed to have a top speed of 65 knots, although she realizes a lower top speed. Alamshar is owned by the Aga Khan.
Yacht Alamshar - Aga Khan
Luxury yacht Alamshar was delivered to her owner His Highness the Aga Khan in 2014, after a 13 year long engineering and construction time. Who is the Aga Khan?
The Aga Khan, is the 49th hereditary Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. As a descendant of the Fatimids, the Egypt-based dynasty that founded Cairo and ruled much of North Africa and the Middle East from the tenth through the twelfth centuries, the Aga Khan retains the hereditary title of “Prince”. The title of “Aga Khan” dates to 1818, when Hassan Ali Shah, the 46th Ismaili Imam, was granted the honorary hereditary title of “Aga Khan” by the Shah of Persia. The title “His Highness” was granted by Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain in 1957. The Aga Khan is a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad.
The yacht Alamshar was built with 6 (!) gas turbines, to reach a top speed of 65 knots. However at test runs it reached only 30 knots. The yacht was named after the successful Irish Thoroughbred racehorse, which was bred at the Aga Khan’s Aiglemont Estate. The estate is situated near the city of Gouvieux north of Paris, France
Aga Khan Development Network
The Aga Khan is founder of the Aga Khan Development Network, which spends USD 600 million a year on good causes. Founded and guided by His Highness the Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) brings together a number of development agencies, institutions, and programmes that work primarily in the poorest parts of Asia and Africa. A central feature of the AKDN's approach to development is to design and implement strategies in which its different agencies participate in particular settings to help those in need achieve a level of self-reliance and improve the quality of life.
Private Jet and Helicopter
The Aga Khan owns a Bombardier Global 6000 private jet, with registration LX-PAK. The jet has a list price of US$ 60 million. He also owns an Augusta Westland AW139 helicopter, with registration F-HLAK.
The Aga Khan owns a private island in the Bahamas, known as Bell Island. He is rumored to have paid US$ 100 million for the island in 2012. The Aga Khan also donated US$ 1 million to the Bahamas National Trust.
Aga Khan Net Worth
The Aga Khan has an estimated net worth of US$ 800 million.
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