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Owned by a billionaire Walmart heiress, the $300 million Kaos is not only the largest superyacht owned by a woman, but also one of the most controversial vessels currently at sea.

Owned by a billionaire Walmart heiress, the 0 million Kaos is not only the largest superyacht owned by a woman, but also one of the most controversial vessels currently at sea.
Owned by a billionaire Walmart heiress, the 0 million Kaos is not only the largest superyacht owned by a woman, but also one of the most controversial vessels currently at sea.

The 361-foot Oceanco masterpiece owned by Nancy Walton Laurie has been in the news time and again because of the chaos that surrounded it. Originally commissioned by a connoisseur of megayachts, the then Emir of Qatar Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, the luxury vessel made headlines due to repeated acts of vandalism by the eco-activist group Futuro Vegetal. However, the true wonder, the Kaos yacht, deserves recognition for its magnificence and exquisite design.


Formerly known as Jubilee, the floating palace was opulently designed by Sam Sorgiovanni and used luxurious materials such as crystal caviar inlays, silk carpets, white onyx from Iran and Golden Spider stone.


Originally designed for royal purposes, the ship underwent a year-long refit at Lürssen in 2019 to suit Walton’s tastes. Reymond Langton Design breathed new life into it while retaining most of its original charm. Kaos maintains a cosmopolitan atmosphere inspired by the city of Casablanca, combining Arab and European cultures.


The opulent vessel accommodates 31 guests in stately cabins and features an owner’s deck separated from the rest of the yacht to ensure privacy. The 135 square meter main salon is a royal space with a large TV and comfortable seating.


One of the highlights of the four-decker vessel is its huge swimming pool, surrounded by additional seating, which sits above the superyacht beach club. An aquarium in the beach club offers a mesmerizing view of the pool above.


Kaos’ impressive features include a helipad, a 12-person cinema, a massage parlor, a hammam, a gym and a stylish annex called “The London Bar”, complete with fog machines, a DJ booth and a water wall sconce. The yacht also has a separate gym for the crew and a small hospital for medical emergencies at sea.


The vessel is a testament to the skill of the teams that brought it to life. A stunning 2,000-metre LED strip lights up its metallic blue exterior. The wonders of Kaos seem endless as it can also accommodate a range of matching tenders, lifeboats, dinghies and other exciting equipment. Powered by two MTU diesel engines, Kaos has a top speed of 18.5 knots.

Walmart heiress Nancy Walton Laurie –

Nancy Walton is the youngest daughter of Walmart co-founder James Walton and is worth $10.2 billion. In 1995, she inherited half of her father’s share, 40 million Walmart shares. The 73-year-old heiress has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Memphis.

Kaos has been vandalized not once, but twice by climate activists.

Her cousin Alice Walton is one of the richest women in the world, with a net worth of nearly $87.2 billion. Nancy grew up in Versailles, Missouri, and founded the Columbia Performing Arts Center in Columbia. Although she owns less than 5% of Walmart, she has no involvement in its operations.