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 Indian 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. Mallya Bought this yacht in 2006 for an undisclosed sum of money. He has been an avid yacht enthusiast and also hosts parties on his yacht each year during the Monaco Grand Prix. The after party on Indian Empress were quite famous and were attended by many Formula One dignitaries along with celebrities and even Prince Albert of Monaco. According to a report in 2013 Mallya sold this yacht and now only charters this yacht three months in a year.

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.

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