Shahid Khan’s Yacht Kismet: An Insider’s Look
Kismet is a superyacht built by the shipyard Lurssen back in 2014. For some years now Lurssen has been behind the largest and most luxurious yachts on the water. It’s also managed by Moran Yacht Ship Chartering on behalf of owner Shahid Khan. He had a previous yacht that was also named Kismet so this is technically the Kismet II but it didn’t get the number as part of the name.
How Much Did the Motor Yacht Kismet Cost
It’s believed that Khan spent about $200 million on Kismet back in 2014. The boat has actually been up for sale a few times since then. In 2020 Moran had it listed for a price of €169,000,000 which is about $182.5 million today. It’s for sale again in 2023. The price for the 2023 sale has not been publicly disclosed. That said, the 2020 price came about after a $16 million drop midway through the year so it’s possible the price has been reduced even further this time around.
How Big is the Kismet Superyacht?
Though not the largest yacht in the world by any stretch, the superyacht Kismet is still incredibly large by most people’s standards. It measures an impressive 312 feet in length and features a 45 foot beam. It has a gross tonnage of 2,928 and has space for 12 guests in 7 guest cabins.
In addition to the guests there is room on board for 28 crew members to keep the vessel running and see to the needs of the guests.
Can You Charter the Yacht Kismet?
Unlike some yachts owned by billionaires that like to remain private and stay under wraps, Shahid Khan has opened up Kismet for charter. Of course that doesn’t mean it’s affordable to most people or anything like that. During the summer it costs about $1,294,000 per week to charter the Kismet. In the off season you get a deal and it’s only $1,200,000. This doesn’t include the price of fuel, food or dockage fees.
Design and Features
With teak decks, a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure, the Kismet is built similar to other superyachts of recent history, at least in technical terms. The exterior design features a mosaic tile swimming pool that gives the appearance of a clear water lagoon or some similar. When sunlight fills the space it’s quite breath taking.
The pool features an inset jacuzzi and is located on the upper deck. It’s positioned such that guests in the water still have a perfect view of the surrounding sea. There’s also a nearby observation deck that allows guests to have a better look around.
The Kismet certainly lives up to the idea of a luxury yacht in numerous ways. The interior was designed by Reymond Langton Design and the exterior was styled by Espen Oeino. The yacht has had more than its fair share of brushes with fame as well. For instance, if you have seen the Netflix movie 6 Underground with Ryan Reynolds you’ve seen the yacht as it was featured in the film.
Off screen, the yacht was also chartered by Jay-Z and Beyonce when they went on vacation to Italy back in 2018.
The owner’s suite on its own private deck is decorated in gold and black as well as marble. It features his and hers bathrooms with a private jacuzzi, large wardrobes, private helipad access, and an office space. The state rooms for guests are all uniquely designed with some inspired by a Japanese esthetic and others doing Art Deco.
Some billionaires are pretty tight lipped about what goes on inside their yachts but because Kismet is available for charter there’s a lot of information about what you can expect to find on board what is arguably one of the most spectacular luxury yachts on the water today. And since it’s all laid out you can see the incredible list of features and amenities waiting on board. Given the cost to charter the boat for just a week, it definitely tries to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Here’s some of the highlights:
- A winter garden deck
- A retractable outdoor fireplace for those chilly nights or roasting marshmallows any time
- Video walls in the main salon area
- Speaking of, the main salon is a double height space spanning the main and upper aft deck
- A multi-level swimming pool and a full sun deck
- A luxurious bridge deck lounge
- Three different areas which guests can lounge or dine in
- A sports bar
- Grand piano in the main lounge area
- A full disco/night club
- A dedicated club room that converts to a movie theater
- There’s also an outdoor cinema for when the weather makes it more hospitable to watch a film under the night sky
- A closed loop system which warms the waters in the pool, Jacuzzi and elsewhere with heat from the engines so that it runs greener than other yachts
- A dedicated spa area
- A full gym with extensive workout gear and equipment
- A beauty salon
- A large beach club
- An elevator to help navigate across the multiple decks or a winding staircase if you prefer the old fashioned way
Because there’s so much going on with the Kismet we’re going to separate the toys from the rest of the amenities even though they all kind of fit together. The tender garage of the Kismet has a lot in store for people who like to have fun on the water.
- A pair of jet skis
- Tow toys such a skis and tubes
- Scuba diving equipment as well as gear fdor snorkeling
- A 31’11 Hinckley Talaria Runabout 29 Limo Tender
- A Yamaha AR192 sports tender
- Another 29 foot tender
- A Fassmer rescue boat
- Fishing gear
How Fast is the Kismet Yacht?
The yacht is powered by twin Caterpillar 3516-C diesel engines. Together they can get it up to a top speed of 17 knots. Cruising speed is about 14 knots, however.
Who is Shahid Khan?
The billionaire owner of the Kismet yacht is Shahid Khan, arguably most well known for being the owners of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL, the All Elite Wrestling league or AEW and the Fulham FC football club. He joins the likes of Jerry Jones and Tom Brady in owning a remarkable yacht.
His net worth has been estimated to be just over $12 billion. Originally from Pakistan he has American citizenship and also owns the auto parts manufacturing company Flex-N-Gate Corporation.
The Bottom Line
The superyacht known as Kismet is owned by billionaire Shahid Khan. It was built in 2014 and the initial cost was about $200 million. The yacht is actually for sale now and the price is down to about $169 million though it may be lower at this point as well.
The yacht measures in at an impressive 312 feet in length and can reach a top speed of 17 knots. It’s been host to a number of celebrities over the years and even featured in a Ryan Reynolds movie once.
Kismet is available for charter at a cost of around $1.2 million per week or a little bit more if you’re looking to charter during the summer. There are numerous features and amenities on board for guests to enjoy including a swimming pool, a retractable fireplace and plenty of toys that can be used in the water.