Text by Maarten, photo by Christo303
Superyacht Kingdom 5KR off Saint Tropez
The legendary Kingdom 5KR started out life as Nabila, in 1980. She is designed by Jon Bannenberg, with an interior by Luigi Sturchio and at the time of her launch, she was one of the largest yachts in the world. Nabila was sold to American Businessman Donald Trump and became Trump Princess in the late eighties. Trump used her mainly as a business tool, and resold her a few years later to her current owner, His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, the founder of the Kingdom holding Company. Even though the yacht is almost 30 years old, her looks have not been altered too radically since her launch. She had a refit at Amels in 1993, but only minor changes were made to her exterior, which included small alteration of her aft decks. The yacht is kept in perfect condition, and can often been found at her berth in Antibes.
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