What’s bold and gold? Not a piece of jewelry, but a superyacht that’s no less. With nearly 160 feet, this carbon composite-built Palmer Johnson is a head-turning, statement-making masterpiece gliding on the open seas. It’s not every day even yacht owners come across something this glamorous, which is why we want to delve deep into the majestic marvel. What makes this sparkling gold supersport Khalilah an exceptional cruising vessel that’s undoubtedly a lot more than an eye-catching color? Read on to find out :
All that glitters is the Khalilah Superyacht:
The Russians sure love to indulge in ultra-luxury yachts. They have them all from an ultra-extravagant superyacht, as seen with Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s $610M megayacht Solaris or Dmitry Rybolovlev’s $250 million modern masterpiece, the 361 ft long superyacht Anna; they truly have the best examples. Joining the ranks of some exceptional water vessels is the glistening stunner Khailiah. Don’t let the opulent exterior fool you. This pretty thing is rated very high on performance.
Khalilah is the largest private yacht built entirely in carbon composite, lighter than its counterparts. It also gives her an impressive top speed of 30 knots. Part of the SuperSport series, the ship is sleek and sporty, with a long foredeck ending in what appears to be a reverse bow.
On the broadest part of the hull sits the 110 square meters aft main deck. The 11m beam provides extraordinary interior volume that accommodates a magnificent master suite sprawling full-beam forward on the main deck. It looks incredibly inviting with a lovely circular table for al fresco dining and many seating arrangements.
The lower deck is where you will find guest cabins, including a comfortable VIP, each with a unique color scheme and providing enough room for 11 guests. What also stands out in Khalilah superyacht is its brilliant use of color. From the striking gold exterior to the collection of eclectic artwork and kaleidoscopic fabrics and even the colorful mosaics spotted in the showers of the cabins, there is no shortage of spunk onboard. In addition to colors, there is an evident use of glass almost everywhere.
This abundant use of the material ensures the view is never out f your sight, whether seated or sleeping. “They are the biggest glass panels aside from Steve Jobs’s boat,” said Timur Mohamed, owner of the iconic American boatbuilder Palmer Johnson. “They are the largest windows installed on a superyacht in the United States,” said Andrew Forrest, who heads the Glasshape North America office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Boat International.
Khalilah boasts a matching gold tender, in addition to a wide selection of water toys, kept inside two garages – one with a fueling station. Amongst her excellent crew of nine is a two-star Michelin-trained chef.
Correction – In an email, the representatives of Mr. Alexei Gulobovich have informed us that Mr. Alexei does not own or has ever been in possession of the Khalilah yacht. As of 23rd July 2023, 1.15 am EST, the article has been edited to reflect that.