Indian Empress

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Indian Empress
Name: Indian Empress
Owner: Vijay Mallya
Operator: Indian Empress Ltd
Port of registry: Douglas, Isle of Man
Ordered: 2000
Builder: Oceanco
Yard number: 950
Christened: M/Y Al Mirqab, M/Y Indian Empress
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Commercial LY2
Displacement: 2271 t
Length: 95 m
Beam: 14.6 m
Height: 22 m
Draught: 4.6 m
Decks: 5
Installed power: 3 x 6720 kW
Propulsion: 3 x MTU 20 V 1163
Speed: 24 kts
Capacity: 76 persons
Crew: 30 persons

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 Accounting Allegiance Owner Sahil Sharma. 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.

Cruising in the Andaman Sea near Phuket (Thailand)
Docked in the harbor of Valletta, October 2011.(Malta)

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.

Choofli also owns Kalizma, a 48 meter motor yacht built by Ramage & Ferguson, Leith in United Kingdom in 1906.