Al Diriyah (Ex-Massarah, Serendipity, Ultima II, Danginn)
LENGTH: 258ft. (78.65m)
SHIPYARD: National Bulk Carriers, Japan
The yacht has been renamed five times since her launch in 1960. The late American billionaire Daniel K. Ludwig had the yacht built at the commercial shipyard he leased in Japan. Ludwig, in collaboration with the shipyard team, designed Al Diriyah, then Danginn, with a very classical profile and low superstructure for that time. Danginn was probably the smallest vessel built at the Japanese yard, which was leased for the construction of large tankers. The upper deck, extending to the stern, is typical of this generation of steel, ocean-crossing superyachts. Accommodations include the owner’s suite, two single, two twin and three double guest cabins as well as quarters for 41 crewmembers. Al Diriyah has a range of 5,500 miles and a cruising speed of 14.5 knots. Twin 1800 hp 10-cylinder Fairbanks Morse engines power the yacht. The yacht’s previous owners include Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, thought to be the current owner of Lady Sarya, who purchased her from Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid, owner of Lady Moura. Hussein Nuaman Soufraki, an international investor of Lebanese descent is thought to currently own Al Diriyah.
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