Kismet (yacht)

Kismet is a 95.2-metre (312 ft 4 in)-long superyacht which was built by Lürssen in 2014. It is managed by the Moran Yacht & Ship chartering business, and is owned by Pakistani-American billionaire Shahid Khan.[1][2][3]

A ship at dock backlit by skyscrapers
Kismet moored in Canary Wharf
OwnerShahid Khan
OperatorMoran Yacht & Ship
BuilderKrögerwerft, Schacht-Audorf, Germany
Yard number13678
CompletedOctober 2014
In service2014–present
StatusIn service
General characteristics
Length95.2 m (312 ft 4 in)
Beam13.8 m (45 ft 3 in)
Speed17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph)
Kismet moored in Sète, France.

Design and descriptionEdit

The vessel measures 95.2 m (312 ft 4 in) long overall with a beam of 13.8 m (45 ft 3 in). The megayacht was measured at 2,928 gross tonnage (GT) and 320 tons deadweight (DWT) at construction.[4] The ship has a maximum speed of 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph).[5] Kismet can carry 28 crew members at a time, and has eight state rooms which provide a capacity for 16 guests. Its design includes large and open public spaces for lounging and dining, and the rooms are stylized with exotic woods, handcrafted textiles, marble and leather.[2] The exterior is notable for its large-sized windows across all decks.[2]

It was finished in a luxurious style by Reymond Langton and Espen Øino (Oeino), with an expensive interior design.[6][2] The fittings were specified to be better than a "five star hotel", featuring a deck of black marble and a large bath made of solid onyx.[6] The yacht is complete with a swimming pool, barbecue area, movie theatre, sauna, helipad, elevator and gymnasium.[2] Other amenities and provisions include an onboard internet connection, underwater lighting, and stabilizers at the anchor and underway.[2]

Construction and careerEdit

Kismit was order from Lurssen[5] and constructed at Krögerwerft's shipyard in Schacht-Audorf, Germany.[4] Construction was completed in October 2014, with the yacht entering service that year.[4] The word kismet means "destiny" or "fate" in Khan's native language Urdu and many other languages.[7] According to Yacht Harbour, Kismet is worth an estimated $200 million.[8] It has a charter price of $1.2 million per week, excluding food, fuel and dockage costs.[9][2]

In mid-2018, the yacht was rented by Jay-Z and Beyoncé during a vacation to Italy.[9] Kismet was featured in the 2019 Netflix film 6 Underground starring Ryan Reynolds.[10] The yacht was listed for sale in 2023.[5]


  1. ^ "Super-yacht worth £70 million moored on the River Thames", Evening Standard, 5 November 2014
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Hemlock, Doreen (3 February 2015). "Bahia Mar hosts its biggest yacht yet: 312-foot Kismet". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Billionaire's 95m superyacht Kismet spotted in Saint Petersburg". Yacht Harbour. 17 May 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Kismet (1012000)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
  5. ^ a b c "Kismet". Retrieved 21 February 2022.
  6. ^ a b Dawson, Dudley (May 2008), "Putting on the Ritz", Yachting: 100–105
  7. ^ Ratcliffe, Justin (November 2007). "Destiny's Child". Nautic Expo. Archived from the original on 7 May 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2020. The term kismet means "destiny" in Turkish and Arabic, as well as Urdu and Hindi.
  8. ^ "Jay-Z and Beyonce aboard Shahid Khan's $200-million 95-metre superyacht Kismet". Yacht Harbour. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  9. ^ a b Martin, Guy (31 July 2018). "Inside Billionaire Shahid 'Shad' Khan's Superyacht Kismet". Forbes. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  10. ^ Byrne, David (19 December 2019). "Kismet in the Movie 6 Underground". Megayacht News. Retrieved 7 May 2020.

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