In spite of a massive $5 million discount, the world’s shiniest superyacht is not finding any buyers


All that glitters is the golden motoryacht Khalilah, but it seems it will be some time before this beauty is sold. Despite a nearly $5 million discount, the Palmer Johnson yacht hasn’t attracted any deep-pocketed suitors. What more could a 160-footer built with carbon composite do to entice a worthy owner?


The Khalilah yacht, with its striking gold exterior, is a celebrity among yachts, a statement-making masterpiece delivered in 2015 with interior design by Luxe Projects. She is the largest private yacht built entirely in carbon composite, lending her an impressive top speed of 30 knots.

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The sleek and sporty ship, part of the SuperSport series, is a head-turner with a foredeck ending in what appears to be a reverse bow. The spacious aft deck and stylish interiors make her a charter favorite in the Mediterranean.


Khalilah boasts a majestic master suite and charming outdoor spaces, including a lovely circular table for al fresco dining and various seating arrangements.


Her ample sundeck is the most picturesque spot for sunbathing and relaxing in the jacuzzi while enjoying a panoramic view. The speedy boat underwent maintenance in 2020 and is in pristine condition. More than anything, it is the $5 million discount that is the real draw here after her long list of pluses.

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Khalilah is accompanied by an arsenal of matching tenders and water toys, including a 7-meter gold tender, a jetpack, hoverboard, wakeboard, jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, and inflatables. It sleeps 11 guests in five staterooms serviced by nine crew members, including the captain. The Khalilah yacht is listed with Fraser for nearly $25 million and can be rented for a weekly cost of $285,000.

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