Motor Yacht ‘Al Mirqab’ 133 meters lenght overall, 19.5 m beam, 4.9 m draft
‘Al Mirqab’ is a 133m motor yacht built in 2008 by Peters Schiffbau in Wewelsfleth. The yacht’s stunning exterior was designed by Tim Heywood, whilst her interior design is the work of Andrew Winch Designs.
Kusch Yachts was the naval architect involved in the professional superyacht design work for ‘Al Mirquab’. Her interior design was realized by Andrew Winch. Kusch Yachts and Tim Heywood is also associated with the yacht general design work for this boat. Germany is the country that Kusch Yachts completed their new build motor yacht in. After the formal launch in 2008 in Wewelsfleth, she was afterwards delivered on to the proud owner following sea trials.
Built for Qatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, Al Mirqab is one of the largest and most beautiful yachts on the water. The yacht won the coveted ‘Motor Yacht of the Year’ award at The World Superyacht Awards 2009 and won ‘Best Interior Design’ in the motor yacht category for her Andrew Winch-designed interior.
Her main hull was constructed with steel. The motor yacht superstructure is made largely with aluminium. With a beam of 19.5 m / 63.98 ft, ‘Al Mirqab’ has massive size. A reasonably deep draught of 5m (16.4ft) affects the list of certain harbours she can berth in, contingent on their specific depth at low tide. ‘Al Mirqab’ has an aluminium superstructure and a steel hull with a generous beam of 19.5m and a 4.9m draft. She can accommodate 24 guests in 10 guest suites with two VIP suites for the yacht owner. The suites are large; each with their own bathroom, living room and double bedroom. The yacht has a crew of 55 and is capable of carrying up to 60 crew members onboard.
The 133m displacement yacht is capable of an impressive 23 knots, with a cruising speed of 21 knots. She also features ‘at anchor stabilisers’ which work at zero speed, increasing onboard comfort at anchor and on rough waters. Some of the amenities on board include: a cinema, outside bars, inside swimming pool and outside jacuzzi, sunbathing places, and a helicopter pad.
Max/Min Speed & Main Engines: Coupled to the M/Y ‘Al Mirqab’ engines are twin screw propellers. Her total HP is 13400 HP and her total Kilowatts are 10000. For bow thrusters she utilizes X2.
The newbuilding cost of the M/Y ‘Al Mirqab’ was reported at US$ 300 million.
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