Sokar (yacht)

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Sokar
Career
Namesake: Sokar
Owner: Mohamed Al-Fayed
Port of registry:  Bermuda
Builder: Codecasa
Launched: 1990
Identification: IMO number: 8963997
Call sign: ZCAJ9
General characteristics
Type: Luxury yacht
Tonnage: 937 GT
Length: 208 ft 3 in (63.47 m)
Beam: 10.4 m (34 ft)
Draft: 3.9 m (13 ft)
Installed power: 2 × 3,760 hp (2,800 kW) Wärtsilä engines
Propulsion: Twin screw
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)

Sokar (originally named Jonikal) is a luxury yacht owned by Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al-Fayed, the former owner of Harrods department store in Knightsbridge. It is named after the Egyptian mythology falcon god Sokar. The yacht was designed by naval architect Vincenzo Ruggiero in the late 1980s and built by Codecasa in Italy and launched in 1990.[1] It has a length of 208 feet 3 inches (63.47 m) making it the 89th largest yacht in the world in 2007.[2][3] It is equipped with two 3,760 horsepower (2,800 kW) engines. The yacht has a beam of 10.4 metres (34 ft) and a draft of 3.9 metres (13 ft).

Al-Fayed has often kept the yacht moored in the harbour of Monaco since the 1990s but it is registered in Bermuda and flies the Flag of Bermuda. In August 1997 Mohamed's son Dodi Fayed and Diana, Princess of Wales were extensively photographed on the yacht shortly before their deaths in Paris.[4]

Yachting Partners International have attempted to buy the yacht on numerous occasions, offering $32 million and $30 million for the yacht in 2005.[1] In 2001 Al-Fayed had also attempted to sell the yacht for a reported $40 million.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sokar (ex Jonikal)". Superyacht Times. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Sokar". Monaco Eye. 3 July 2006. 
  3. ^ Byrne, Diane M. (August 2007). "World's 100 Largest Yachts 2007 #89: Sokar". Power and Motor Yacht. 
  4. ^ a b "Yacht in Hock". The Daily Telegraph. 19 November 2001. 

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MMSI number: 310222000