After being vandalized by eco-activists, Walmart heiress Nancy Walton’s $300 million superyacht appears to be undergoing repairs for the past 12 days at one of Europe’s largest shipyards.

Image - La Ciotat Shipyards


Walmart heiress Nancy Walton’s superyacht Kaos grabbed headlines for the chaos it suffered at the hands of the Futuro Vegetal eco-activists. The group defaced the 360 feet Oceanco mammoth with fire extinguishers that were filled with red and black paint. The $300 million boat has been cruising in the Mediterranean and docked in La Ciotat, France, since 31st July 2023. Why would a ship constantly on the move suddenly dock and remain so? Our best guess is that the Kaos luxury vessel has entered damage control mode in one of the best venues in the Mediterranean to do so.

Last month a duo of ‘eco-activists’ spray painted the Kaos superyacht when she was docked in Ibiza.

Kaos Yacht was spotted in La Ciotat Shipyards and has been there for more than 12 days now. In all probability, it is there to repair the damage caused to her exterior in the name of climate crisis awareness and maybe even get a few upgrades and security measures. La Ciotat is a European leader in the sector of refit and repair of yachts, and Nancy Walton’s boat indeed sailed to the right place after a ten-day voyage to Monaco, where it was docked for a short period of four days.

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The shipyard has a megayacht platform accommodating boat sizes between 80m and 115m. Kaos is 360 feet long, and if our assumption is accurate, she will be restored to her former glory using outstanding industrial equipment by one of the best in the business. The repairs shouldn’t take too long as the megayacht was sprayed with biodegradable tempera paint, not traditional paint.

Interiors of the Jubilee

A billionairess may own Kaos, but she was commissioned to be a royal yacht. The ship was commissioned in 2008 by then-Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, and was called Jubilee at the time. The opulently designed yacht by Sam Sorgiovanni turned into a floating palace with use of materials like Crystal Caviar insets, silk carpets, Iranian white onyx, and Golden Spider stone.

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The living area.

This four-decker motoryacht flaunts a magnificent owner’s suite, a full aquarium, a 12-seater cinema, and world-class spa facilities. In addition to tons of stone and marble, the vessel sleeps 31 guests in 16 cabins. Adding a touch of glam to the high seas is The London bar, complete with smoke machines, a DJ booth, and a water wall chandelier.

Nancy Walton.

Kaos may soon be on the move again, and we hope to catch a glimpse of this Oceanco beauty’s sparking new avatar.

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With over 15 years of experience in luxury journalism, Neha Tandon Sharma is a notable senior writer at Luxurylaunches. Her expertise spans luxury yachts, high-end fashion, and celebrity culture. Beyond writing, her passion for fantasy series is evident. Beginning with articles on women-centric gadgets, she's now a leading voice in luxury, with a fondness for opulent superyachts. To date, her portfolio boasts more than 2 million words, often penned alongside a cappuccino.