Al Salamah

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Yacht Al-Salaman.jpg
Al-Salaman in the floating dock of MWB
Career Cayman Islands
Name: Al Salamah
Builder: Lürssen, HDW
Yard number: 13590
Launched: 1999
Status: Sold
Notes: Call sign: HZTA
IMO Number: 1007043
MMSI: 403007000
General characteristics
Class & type: yacht
Tonnage: 12,234 GT
Length: 139.30 m (457.0 ft)
Beam: 23.50 m (77.1 ft)
Draft: 5.00 m (16.40 ft)
Propulsion: MTU 20V 1163 TB engines
2 × 8,717 hp (6,500 kW)
Speed: 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph) (maximum)
17.0 knots (31.5 km/h; 19.6 mph) (cruising)
Capacity: 36 guests

Al Salamah is a motor yacht which was the property of the late Saudi Arabian crown prince, Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz. At the time of its construction, it was the third largest motor yacht in the world.[1] In 2009 it was 5th largest in the world but has moved to number 7 in 2011.[2]

Creation[edit]

Al Salamah was ordered to be built, in 1998, by the German shipbuilding company HDW, in Kiel, Germany, but was finished at the Lürssen ship-yard in Bremen.[1] The project carried the name Mipos " Mission possible" despite of the vessel delivery time requests. (Hull number: 13590). The yacht was also the second owned by a member of the Royal Family; their first yacht was the Prince Abdulaziz, which had been built in 1984.

Design[edit]

Al Salamah is a private vessel, and is not available for public hire. It is estimated to be worth upwards of $200 million USD. Among the ship's amenities are a cinema, a library, a business center, a fully equipped onboard hospital, two full-time beauticians, a gymnasium, and a spa.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Al Salamah: The ultimate yacht". CNN. 2005-09-23. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  2. ^ List of motor yachts by length#List