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: Platinum Yachts
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, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President and 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. Progress stopped until 2001 when the hull was acquired by Platinum Yachts for Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The yacht, previously named Platinum, Panhandle, and Golden Star, was then renamed Dubai.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ Daniel Fisher (2013-04-05). "German Shipyard Launches World's Largest Private Yacht At 591 Feet". Forbes.
  2. ^ http://www.ealuxe.com/worlds-most-expensive-yachts-2013/
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
  4. ^ "Winch Design".
  5. ^ "SYT World Exclusive: Platinum Yachts unveils 162m Dubai - the world's largest superyacht". SuperYacht Times.

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