Here’s what the new president of the United States thinks about boats

THE PERFECT GIFT!

Give or treat yourself to a subscription to the print + digital Journal of Sailing and for only 69 euros a year you get the magazine at home plus read it on your PC, smartphone and tablet. With a sea of advantages.

20ec7f9b42_6110156_med
“Buying a boat was a more fun investment than buying a Van Gogh. And it’s the same as a work of art.”
The boat in question is the Nabila, a megayacht paid $29 million. The man who uttered these words is the new president of the United States of America, Donald Trump. Perhaps this is the only intelligent phrase we have heard him say. This is a statement he made years ago to journalist Vincenzo Zaccagnino, who included it in his book “Paper Boats” (Mursia, 298 pp, 17 euros) recently released in bookstores.

kingdom_5krTHE NABILA
Called the “most spectacular boat in the world” at the time of its launch by Power and Motoryacht magazine, the former Nabila is an 86-meter (282-foot) yacht launched by the Benetti shipyards in Viareggio on June 25, 1979 and delivered to Saudi businessman Adnan Khashoggi on June 25, 1980 in the port of Monte Carlo. Khashoggi, in 1989, sells yacht to Hassanal Bolkiah, 29th Sultan of Brunei who almost immediately sold it back to Donald Trump, who renamed it Trump Princess, and, after a minor makeover, briefly used it as a casino and guest house for wealthy gamblers and refitted the hospital area into a warehouse. The yacht remains Trump’s property only until 1991, year in which ownership passed to Saudi Emir Al-Walid bin Talal (current owner) who renamed it Kingdom 5KR.

Share:

Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Check out the latest issue

Are you already a subscriber?

Ultimi annunci
Our social

Sign up for our Newsletter

We give you a gift

Sailing, its stories, all boats, accessories. Sign up now for our free newsletter and receive the best news selected by the Sailing Newspaper editorial staff each week. Plus we give you one month of GdV digitally on PC, Tablet, Smartphone. Enter your email below, agree to the Privacy Policy and click the “sign me up” button. You will receive a code to activate your month of GdV for free!

Once you click on the button below check your mailbox

Privacy*


Highlights

You may also be interested in.

Register



Sign in