Inside Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's £44million superyacht with cinema room as it anchors in Cornwall

A LUXURY superyacht owned by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has anchored in Cornwall.

The impressive 78m vessel – which comes with a £44million price tag – boasts everything from a 13-seat cinema to a helipad that doubles up as a golf driving range.





The yacht, named Pegasus VIII, has moored in the bay near Pendennis Point, in the picturesque town Falmouth.

The boat – pictured today anchored near St Mawes Castle – has accommodation for up to 12 guests and has a crew of 26 people.

There is plenty to keep bin Salman's visitors entertained, as the yacht features a party deck complete with two bars, a dance floor, grand piano and barbecue – not to mention the 1,000 bottle tequila cellar.

The ship – which has a top cruising speed of 16 knots – also has its own gym and jacuzzi on the exterior deck, as well as a drydock which can be flooded to create a 12-metre swimming pool.




The sizeable ship was built by the Royal Denship, a Danish yacht construction company, and delivered in 2003, bought by Californian investor Ronald Tutor.

The yacht's exterior design and engineering are the work of Espen Oeino, the naval architect behind the looks of many world's biggest boats, while Francesco Zuretti put together the interior.

Tutor named it Pegasus V, having previously owned other yachts with the name Pegasus.

In 2015, the businessman sold it on to the Saudi prince for £44million, who renamed the ship Pegasus VIII.

The 35-year-old, who serves as Saudi Arabia's deputy prime minister, sent the cruiser off to the Netherlands for an intensive refit, according to Super Yacht Fan.

It is powered by diesel-electric engines, and with a 435,700 litre fuel tanks, has a maximum range of 7,5000 nautical miles at 12 knots.

It is not known how long the yacht will stay anchored in Cornwall.




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