Nourah of Riyad: Largest superyacht launched in Turkey


We have seen some really amazing super yachts, some that are touted to be the largest in the world, while some take pride in being the most luxurious of the lot. Joining this list of some of the worlds best, is super yacht Nourah of Riyad who became the largest superyacht launched in Turkey after she left her dry dock in 2008 to enter the waters of Izmit Bay for the first time. Yachtley engineers and craftsmen take credit for the build and architecture of this super yacht while Donald Starkey can be commended for the plush interiors as well as the exteriors.


Powered by twin 3516 C 3150 HP Caterpillar diesel engines, this super yacht can achieve a top speed of 19 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. The superyacht also boasts of a water storage capacity of more than 14,000 gallons and two reverse osmosis water makers complete with sand filters, capable of producing up to 13,000 gallons/day.
Besides the tech specs, this super yacht can also take pride in its lavish contemporary themed interiors. The Main Deck features the main entrance foyer, owner’s suite, custom theatre, and main saloon. Shades of natural colors and materials, marble floors and exotic wood paneled bulkheads that lead to the main saloon and an onboard elevator, are the main features if the yachts splendid décor.
Sliding foot-activated doors lead guests into the main saloon. The main saloon with it’s fully carpeted flooring, integrated indirect lighting feature, a multi-level overhead arranged in a distinct decorative pattern, built-in seating and loose furniture arranged in a majalis style, including a gaming table sized for six is a true haven of luxury. LCD and Plasmas as well as audio and video equipments provide the entertainment in the main saloon.
What is more, this yacht features not one but two his and her owner suites. Besides offering panoramic views, these owner suites each feature attached walk-in dressing rooms, oversized king-sized beds, electronically controlled adjustable bed frames, built-in cabinetry that conceals well-equipped entertainment system, and electronically operated curtains that hang on every window offer optimum privacy.
The attached bath too is one exclusive affair with a steam shower and sculptured marble vanity. The port-side bath features a shower and separate bathtub and a second sculptured marble vanity. The owner’s private area also includes a lounge that spans the full width of this superyacht.
A purpose built private theatre with seating for nine is the highlight of the main deck starboard side. The lower deck houses six guest suites. Every guest suite has its own unique interiors and feature either a large king size bed or two extra wide single beds. Besides electronically controlled curtains and programmable indirect lighting, each of the suites is also has its own bath with Hoesch whirlpool baths that have gold-plated fixtures made by Serdanelli Princess.
The Upper is host to the large dining area that has a seating capacity of 24. An atrium staircase provides access to the Sun Deck. A luxurious abode on the seas, this superyacht is truly in a league of its own.
Nourah of Riyad was built to American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), 100 A1 Commercial Yachting Service AMS, Cayman Islands MCA, and UK MCA Code of Practice for Safety of Large Commercial Sailing and Motor Vessels Standards.
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