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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

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This article originally appeared in the August 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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