World’s 100 Largest Yachts 2006 #28: Al Diriyah
#28: AL DIRIYAH —257’9”
Al Diriyah has spent many a day in Puerto Banus, Spain, alongside a number of yachts owned by the Saudi royal family—and leading us to believe in previous years that she belonged to the late Saudi King Fahd. She’s named for a protected site in the abandoned former capital of Saudi Arabia—interestingly, one of the few places in the country where photography is permitted.
Y: 1960; B: National Bulk Carriers, Japan; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,800-hp Fairbanks Morses
This article originally appeared in the August 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.