|Length:||77 m (253 ft)|
|Guests:||12 in 6 cabins|
|Crew:||26 in 13 cabins|
|Designer:||H2 Yacht Design|
|Interior Designer:||Joe Thome|
|Price:||US$ 100 million|
|Annual Running:||US$ 5-10 million|
Samar was a design marvel at the time of her build. The 77m luxury yacht has many amenities that make her the ultimate experience of luxury and opulence on the sea. The $100 million yacht is owned by Kuwait businessman Kutayba Alghanum and was launched from Devonport Yachts of England shipyard in 2006. She had renowned designers work on her to bring her to completion, and she continues to be a luxurious yachting experience.
The interior of the Samar is the definition of luxurious with its spacious internal layout. Joe Thome designed the interior. There is accommodation for 12 guests in 7 staterooms and 26 crew members. The owner’s stateroom is on the main deck, with 2 VIP cabins on the lower deck, two double cabins on the lower deck, and one small on the bridge deck.
The interior features a spacious saloon and dining room with 3m high windows. There is a covered deck bar and dining area, a helipad, a side garage, a movie theatre, a fill-fitted gym, a steam room, and both hot and cold pools on the upper deck.
The helipad is designed to hold a Bell 407 helicopter and has refuelling facilities. The garage is filled with toys like jet skis, wave runners, diving equipment, water skis, snorkelling gear, fishing equipment, and a MINI Cooper Cabriolet. The wet dock on the aft is designed for a 33’ CrisCraft ridged gulled tender and the four tenders on board.
The exterior of the Samar is designed by H2 Yacht Design and Nick Meyers, two hugely respected names in the yacht building industry. Laurent Giles designed the naval architecture, and the build was executed by Devonport Yachts of England in 2006. At the time of her build, the Samar was the largest ship to ever be built in England. The hull is steel, and the superstructure is aluminum.
The 77m has a gross tonnage of 2150 GT, which is the largest to ever be built in the UK to date. She has a beam of 13.11m and a draft of 4m. She has a range of 6,000 nautical miles with cold storage provisions for 44 people. Her 3 Wärtsilä diesel engines provide a cruising speed of 12kn and a top speed of 16.5kn. She is in the top 5% LOA of all boats in the world, with a running cost of $5-$10 million and a value of $100 million.
The Samar is owned by Kuwait billionaire Kutayba Alghanum, the chairman of Alghanim Industries, a multinational conglomerate, which his father founded in 1932. The company is the major distributor of goods throughout Kuwait. Kutayba Alghanum has a net worth of $1 billion, according to Forbes.