Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz buys a 65-meter megayacht
Despite the reports that the wealthy strata of society is shying away from disclosing their luxury purchases, royalty knows no bounds. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz of the Saudi royal family, known for his ostentatious spending habits, has recently added a new 65-meter (213-foot) megayacht to his fleet of yachts. Nourah of Riyadh is the largest motoryacht built to date in Turkey. The megayacht features opulent interiors done by Donald Starkey with gold-plated fixtures including taps and toilet. The yacht includes: six guest staterooms, accommodations for 21 crew, 20-person dining hall, main hall, 1 captain cabin, a king room, jacuzzi, a private cinema, 120 square meters of sunbathing and swimming platform, two elevators and a helipad. The yacht was built at Yachtley, a shipyard located in the Kocaeli Free Zone. Turkish Foreign Trade Minister Kürşat Tüzmen was present at the handover ceremony and says his country intends to remain at the forefront of yacht construction. “This is a clear sign that we are growing fast in shipbuilding. Our experts have already started preparations to build a 75-meter yacht here in Kocaeli.” Reportedly, the yacht has been built for a cost of 50 million euros (approx. $65 million).