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Luxury Yacht Katara

Katara - Fact Sheet

Yacht Name: Katara

Yacht Length: 124 m (408 ft)

Guests: 28 in 14 cabins

Crew: 60 in 30 cabins

Yacht Value: US$ 300 million

Owners Name: Emir of Qatar

Owners Net Worth: US$ 10 billion

Owners Company: n/a

Owners Country: Qatar

One of the largest yachts, measured by volume

One of the World’s largest Yachts

The luxury yacht Katara is one of the World’s largest yachts. She is built by Lurssen en was delivered to her owner, the Emir of Qatar, in 2010. She was designed by Espen Oeino with an interior design by Alberto Pinto.

A two deck Main Saloon

Not much is known about her interior, but from one of the photo’s hereunder it can be concluded that her main deck saloon has a height of two decks. The yacht has a length of 124 meters (408 ft), making her the 14th largest yacht in the world, although measured by volume, she would rank much higher. She has gross tonnage of 7922t and can reach a max speed of 20 knots.

Helicopter A7-HMD

The yacht Katara is frequently spotted with an Eurocopter with registration A7-HMD, this would support that she is owned by Sheikh Hamad, Emir of Qatar.

A Value of USD 300 million

The superyacht is registered in Doha, Qatar. Luxury yacht Katara has an estimated value of USD 300 million. Katara has a 24 meter chase boat named Katara II, she is built by Baia Yachts. The yacht Katara is not available for charter, but enquire for your ultimate charter experience on other yachts.

Emir of Qatar

Follow the position of the yacht Katara live!

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa

Luxury yacht Katara was delivered to the Emir of Qatar in 2010. At that moment the Emir of Qatar was Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. Sheikh Hamad was appointed Heir Apparent of Qatar in 1977 and became Emir in 1995. Sheikh Hamad is famous for supporting the startup of the Arabian news network, Al Jazeera which he provided with a USD 130 million loan. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani has an estimated net worth of USD 2.5 billion.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalida

In June 2013 Sheikh Hamad abdicated as Emir. His forth son Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, born in 1980 is now the Emir of Qatar. He is the youngest sovereign in the world.

Qatar is one of the Richest Countries

The State of Qatar is a small country, based on the Qatar Peninsula in the Persian Gulf. It share a land border with Saudi Arabia. Qatar has a population of approx. 2 million people, and is one of the richest countries in the world. Qatar has the highest GDP per capita in the world. Qatar is the leading exporter of liquefied natural gas and owns  world's third largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves. Qatar will  be the first Arab country to host the FIFA World Cup, which will be in 2022.

Katara Hospitality Group

It is actually possible that the yacht Katara is not owned by the Emir himself, but that she is owned by Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani. Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani is the chairman of the Katara Hospitality group. The sheikh also owned the Overmarine Sharq, now sold and renamed Al Asmakh. Sharq was registered to the Katara Hospitality group.


Katara or Catara was the first and most ancient name used for the Qatar Peninsula in geographic and historical maps. On the map drawn by the geographer Claudius Ptolemaeus in 150 AD showed the geographical location of Qatar Peninsula under the name of Catara. The name “Katara” first appeared in geographical and historical maps in the early eighteenth century. Later the name was written “Katara” instead of “Catara”

yacht Katara

Luxury yacht Katara, one of the largest yachts in the World

Katara yacht

The Emir of Qatar has an estimated net worth of USD 2.5 billion

Emir Qatar yacht

Motor yacht Katara is owned by the Emir of Qatar

Lurssen KataraSheikh Hamad yachtheli A7-HMDState of QatarAlbert Pinto designBaia Katara II

One of Katara’s chase boats: the Baia Katara II