Al Mirqab (yacht)

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Al Mirqab Monaco 2009.jpg
in 2009
Career (Registry: George Town, Grand Cayman)
Name: Al Mirqab
Owner: Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani
Builder: Peters Schiffbau Wewelsfleth, Germany
Yard number: 681
Launched: 2008
Status: Currently in service
Notes: Call sign: ZCTS4
IMO Number: 1009223
MMSI: 319361000
General characteristics
Class & type: yacht
Displacement: 1,440 DWT(summer deadweight)
9,518 GRT(gross tonnage)
Length: 133.00 m (436.35 ft)
Beam: 19.00 m (62.34 ft)
Speed: 20.3 knots (37.6 km/h; 23.4 mph) (maximum)
18.7 knots (cruising)
Capacity: 24 Guest + Owner
Crew: 55

Al Mirqab is one of the largest motor yachts ever built. The yacht belongs to former Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. The yacht was built at Peters Schiffbau Wewelsfleth yard in Germany. The yacht's architect was Tim Heywood, while the interior design was done by Andrew Winch Designs. During construction, the yacht was known as Project May.

Design[edit]

The Al Mirqab was finished in 2008. The yacht has a length of 133 meters and a beam of 18 meters. The summer deadweight of the yacht is 1,440 DWT, while the gross tonnage is 9,518 GRT. She is built of steel and can cruise at 18.7 knots with a maximum speed of 20.3 knots. The yacht is situated during most part of the year at the Faliro coastal area of Athens, Greece.

Interior and entertainment[edit]

The yacht can accommodate 24 guests in 10 guest suites with two VIP suites for the yacht owner. The suites are large; each with their own bathroom, living room and double bedroom. The yacht has a crew of 55, who have their own good-sized rooms. Some of the amenities on board include: a cinema, outside bars, inside swimming pool and outside jacuzzi, sunbathing places, and a helicopter pad.

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