Kingdom 5KR

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Kingdom 5KR, docked in Antibes, France
Kingdom 5KR

Kingdom 5KR (originally named Nabila) is an 85.65-metre (281 ft) superyacht built for Saudi billionaire Adnan Khashoggi that is now owned by Saudi business magnate Al-Waleed bin Talal.


The yacht was built in 1980 by the yacht builder Benetti at a cost of $100 million[1] (equivalent to $370 million in 2023). Its original interior was designed by Luigi Sturchio.[2]

She was originally built as Nabila for Saudi billionaire Adnan Khashoggi (named for his daughter).[3] During Khashoggi's ownership it was one of the largest yachts in the world, but as of March 2023, according to Wikipedia list of largest motor yachts, is ranked 106th and continues to fall down the rankings, due to the trend of larger yachts being built.

During her days as Nabila, she was featured in the James Bond movie Never Say Never Again,[3] 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.[3] After a refit, Trump renamed her Trump Princess.[3] To dock Trump Princess at the Atlantic City harbor, Trump obtained special dredging permits which instead of taking three years were accomplished in only a couple of months with support from Roger Stone and the lobbying firm Black, Manafort, Stone and Kelly.[4][5]

Then she was sold in 1991[6] for $20 million to Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal who renamed the yacht Kingdom 5KR.[3][7] The yacht's latest name stems from the Prince's investment company, Kingdom Holding Company, his lucky number (5), and his children's initials ("K" and "R").[8]

The ship has a beam of 13.25 metres (43.5 ft), a draught of 4.72 metres (15.5 ft) and fuel capacity of 515,000 litres (136,000 US gallons).

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, 2 Riva tenders, a crew of 48, a top speed of 20 knots, and cruising speed of 17.5 knots; propulsion was supplied by two 3,000 horsepower (2,200 kW) NOHAB Polar engines.[2]

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  1. ^ " – Retrieved November 15, 2007". Archived from the original on October 20, 2007. Retrieved November 17, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Kingdom 5KR". October 2005. Retrieved November 19, 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e "A history of Donald Trump's luxury yachts: We look back at the yachts Trump has owned or nearly owned - at vast expense". The Gentleman's Journal ( Archived from the original on August 8, 2021. Retrieved August 7, 2021.
  4. ^ Brannen, Kate (October 30, 2017). "A Timeline of Paul Manafort's Relationship with the Trump World". Archived from the original on August 8, 2021. Retrieved August 7, 2021.
  5. ^ Breslow, Jason M. (September 27, 2016). "The FRONTLINE Interview: Roger Stone". Frontline on PBS. Retrieved August 7, 2021.
  6. ^ King, Wayne (April 18, 1991). "Fiscal Riddle Confronts Casino Panel". New York Times. Retrieved August 7, 2021.
  7. ^ Roxanne Roberts (October 9, 2015). "Inside the fabulous world of Donald Trump, where money is no problem". The Washington Post.
  8. ^ – Retrieved November 15, 2007 Archived October 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine

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