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Stern view of Al-Hashimi-II
Stern view of Al-Hashimi-II
Career (Kuwait)
Name: Al-Hashemi-II
Owner: Husain Marafie
Laid down: 10 February 1997[1]
Completed: 8 July 2001
General characteristics
Type: Baghlah[2]
Tonnage: 2,500 t (2,461 long tons)
Length: 83.75 m (274 ft 9 in) o/a[1]
Beam: 18.5 m (60 ft 8 in)[1]
Propulsion: None

Al-Hashemi-II is a very large dhow that sits next to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Advertised as the "The World's Largest Wooden Ship", she is 83.75 m (274 ft 9 in) long, with a 18.5 m (60 ft 8 in) beam. The Al-Hashemi-II sits on 6,000 square meters of land resulting from an ocean reclamation project.

Al-Hashemi-II was commissioned and engineered by Abdulhussain, son of Mohammed-Rafie, son of Hussain, son of (Mohammed-Rafie) Marafie, son of Mohammed-Zaman, son of Ahmad, son of Haidar, son of Abdullah Al-Qanawati. Planning began in 1985, and actual construction began in 1997. The construction of the ship cost more than 30 million dollars through 2001. It is used as a museum and restaurant ship and will never be put to sea.[3] There is a large parking area under the concrete slab on which the Al-Hashemi-II sits. It is entered in the Guinness Book of World Records.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "Al Hashemi-II Hotel, Kuwait - About & Origin". 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Al Hashemi-II Hotel, Kuwait - About & Origin". 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "World's Largest Wooden Ship Unveiled in Kuwait". July 8, 2001. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Al Hashemi-II Hotel, Kuwait - Guinness Record". 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 

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