She was with a length of 147 meters at delivery the longest and tallest motor yacht in the world and retained this status for 22 years, so that she is regarded today as the largest luxury yacht of the 20th century. She was designed by Maierform and built in 1984 by Helsingør Værft in Denmark. The first owner was the King of Saudi Arabia Fahd of Saudi Arabia. After his death in 2005 ownership passed to his half brother Abdullah ibn Abd al-Aziz
The 147 meter long ship has a beam of 18.3 meters and a draught of 4,9 meters. She is propelled by two 5,816 kW Pielstick diesel generator sets. Cruising speed is set at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph), but it can be raised to 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph). At full capacity, the yacht requires a 60-65 man crew. The interior designer was David Nightingale Hicks.
The Seychelles are a group of 115 islands, only a few inhabited, in the Indian Ocean that lie off the coast of East Africa, northeast of Madagascar and about 1,600 km (994 mi) east of Kenya.
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