Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz of the Saudi royal family has a new toy: the 65-meter (213-foot) Nourah of Riyadh, the largest motoryacht built to date in Turkey.
Delivered last Friday, Nourah of Riyadh was built at Yachtley, a shipyard located in the Kocaeli Free Zone, which runs along both the Black Sea and Sea of Marmara.
Nourah of Riyadh reportedly has six guest staterooms, accommodations for 21 crew, a private cinema, two elevators, and of course a helipad. The interior design is by Donald Starkey.
Turkish Foreign Trade Minister KÃ¼rÅŸat TÃ¼zmen was present at the handover ceremony on Friday and says his country intends to remain at the forefront of yacht construction.
â€œThis is a clear sign that we are growing fast in shipbuilding,â€ he told news agencies. â€œOur 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 ($65 million).