Built in 1980 by Benetti SpA. Viareggio, Italy for Saudi billionaire Adnan Khashoggi as NABILA (name of his daughter) Designed by Bannenberg & Rowell, interior by Luigi Sturchio.
Yacht, Gt:1768, Displacement:2465, Loa:85.65m. Lwl:76.20m. B:13.23m. Draught:4.69m. 2 Nohab Polar diesels each 3000 hp. (2237 kW.) cruise speed 17 kn. top speed:20 kn. range:8500 nm. bunkers:615 tons, water:181 tons, crew:40, quests:22.
When she was delivered she had five decks, a disco, a cinema with seats for 12, 11 opulent suites, a helipad on top (its funnels are sloped outward to avoid interference with the helicopters), a pool with a water jet on top in front of the heliport, and 2 Riva tenders. Hull of steel, superstructure aluminium.
During her days as NABILA she was featured in the James Bond movie Never Say Never Again, in which she was seen as Flying Saucer (translated from Italian Disco Volante in the source novel, Thunderball), the villain's superyacht mobile headquarters. She was also the inspiration for the song "Khashoggi's Ship" on The Miracle, the 1989 album by rock band Queen.
After Khashoggi ran into financial problems, he sold the yacht in 1988 to the Sultan of Brunei, who in turn sold her to Donald Trump for $29 million. After a refit, Trump renamed her TRUMP PRINCESS. Then she was sold in 1991 to Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal for $20 million, renamed in KINGDOM 5KR.
The yacht's latest name stems from the Prince's investment company, Kingdom Holding Company, his lucky number and his children's initials ("K" and "R”)
2020 same name and owner.
(Republique Centrafricaine 2017, Fr 850, StG.?)
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