Dubai (yacht)

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Yacht Dubai on 8 May 2008.jpg
Dubai (May 2008)
History
Emirate of Dubai
Name: Dubai
Namesake: Emirate of Dubai
Owner: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Builder: Blohm + Voss
Cost: US$400 million
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Motor yacht
Displacement: 9,150 t (9,005 long tons)
Length: 162 m (531 ft 6 in)
Beam: 22 m (72 ft 2 in)
Height: 9.26 m (30 ft 5 in)
Draft: 5 m (16 ft 5 in)
Propulsion: Dual shaft of 2 MTU 20V1163TB93 6,323 kW (8,479 hp)
Speed: 26 knots (30 mph; 48 km/h)
Range: 8,500 nmi (15,700 km)
Crew: 88
Dubai while docked at Jebel Ali in Dubai in May 2007. The US aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis can be seen further to the right.

Dubai is the name of a yacht currently owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. This vessel is 162 metres (531 ft) long, is the third largest yacht in the world after Azzam and Eclipse.[1] Including crew it can hold more than 115 Guests on it.[2] Designed by Andrew Winch, with interior design by Platinum Yachts, it cost US$400 million. The construction was originally planned for Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei before 1996 as a joint project between Blohm + Voss and Lurssen shipyards. Progess stopped until 2001 when the hull was acquired by Platinum Yachts for Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum. The yacht, previously named Platinum, Panhandle and Golden Star, was then renamed Dubai.[3][4][5]

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