The owner of the record-breaking new superyacht, which holds the distinction of the biggest, fastest and longest-running mega-yacht ever built, is a billionaire Saudi businessman and billionaire who’s blacklisted from the U.S.
Saudi Arabian businessman Abdulla bin Mohammed al-Namhani bought the 180-foot vessel for a reportedly astounding $600 million. It has nearly 700 feet of interior space, which is split across four-levels. While the yachts are technically expensive, the beauty is unrivaled. The yachts are outfitted with a gigantic “supertanker” capable of holding 68,000 barrels of oil and decked out with a home theater, a disco, a 46-speaker sound system and an engine capable of rocketing the yacht over 100 knots, or approximately 109 mph. With a wingspan of 81 meters, or 260 feet, the electric yacht makes pulling in 18 knots (20 mph) seem pedestrian. It’s eight times the size of the former record holder, Sunseeker’s Dream 54.
Namanni is a Saudi Arabian businessman in his early 40s and is well-known for being a high roller with connections to the royal family. In 2008, he was banned from the U.S. for being a “person of interest” in the Iranian arms-sales conspiracy.
The yacht, once named The Sunseeker, is owned by Saudi Arabian businessman Abdulla bin Mohammed al-Namhani. (Stephen Monaghan / Sunseeker)
Namnamini is well-known for being a high roller with connections to the royal family. (Getty Images)
At length of 374 feet long, the superyacht is just shy of the Gunpowder Jane’s record length. (Stephen Monaghan / Sunseeker)