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|Operator:||Indian Empress Ltd|
|Port of registry:||Douglas, Isle of Man|
|Christened:||M/Y Al Mirqab, M/Y Indian Empress|
|Class & type:||Commercial LY2|
|Installed power:||3 x 6720 kW|
|Propulsion:||3 x MTU 20 V 1163|
Indian Empress is one of the larger private yachts in the world at 95 metres (311 feet 8 inches) in length and is owned by Indian business baron Vijay Mallya. Launched in 2000 as Al Mirqab, she was finished at the Oceanco yard in the Netherlands to the design of the A Group after having had her hull assembled in Durban, South Africa. The yacht was previously owned by the Qatari Royal Family.
Indian Empress is powered by three 10,000-hp MTU 20-cylinder engines, and has three propellers enabling her to reach speeds of up to 24 knots. Her cruising grounds include the Mediterranean sea, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean.
Mallya also owns Kalizma, a 48 meter motor yacht built by Ramage & Ferguson, Leith in United Kingdom in 1906.