Thanks to a superyachtfan visitor I have been able to update the information about super yacht Nafisa
She is owned by Mohamed Abdul Latif Jameel of Saudi Arabia and not by Wolf Chitis, from Italy.
Chitis seems to own a similar named yacht, but clearly not the Nafisa built in 1986 by Schweers.
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She is a sistership to Issham Al Baher, built in 1973 also for Stavros Niarchos. Superyacht Issham al Baher was later sold to John Latsis who gave her to Crown Prince Fahd of Saudi Arabia.
These are rare interior pictures of superyacht Issham Al Baher.
In 1956 Niarchos acquired the important art collection of actor Edward G. Robinson and over the years put together one of the world's most significant collections with more than one hundred Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings. In 1989, he purchased Picasso's self-portrait "Yo Picasso" for $47,850,000, plus he acquired works by Van Gogh, Goya, El Greco, and Rubens.
Stavros Niarchos began investing in thoroughbred horse racing in the early 1970s when he put together a highly successful stable of racehorses that competed in France and the United Kingdom. He eventually acquired the Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard horse breeding farm in Neuvy-au-Houlme, France and Oak Tree Farm in Lexington, Kentucky where in 1984 he bred his most successful horse, Miesque. Niarchos was the leading owner in France twice (1983, 1984) and topped the breeders' list three times (1989, 1993, 1994).
After his death in 1996, his daughter Maria Niarchos-Gouazé took charge of the racing operations. She continued to build on his success, and in 2004 her colt Bago won France's most important race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Stavros Niarchos died in 1996, in Zurich. He is buried in the family tomb in Lausanne.
Technical details (http://www.superyachttimes.com/)
Yacht type: Motor Yacht
Length Overall (m): 115.82 Length Overall (ft): 379.99
Length Waterline (m): 104.40 Length Waterline (ft): 342.52
Beam (m): 14.40 Beam (ft): 47.24
Draught Max (m): 4.29 Draught Max (ft): 14.07
Shipyard: Hellenic Shipyards S.A.
Naval Architect: Maierform Maritime Technology GmbH
Exterior Designer: Caesar Pinnau
Hull Material: Steel
Gross Tonnage: 3243
Engines: 2 x 4800 HP 12V No Stops Pielstick Diesels
Propulsion: Twin Screw