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Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani: his Net Worth, his Palace, 747 Jet and his Katara Yacht

MY Katara | Specifications

Boat Name:


Yacht Length:

124 m (408 ft)


28 in 14 cabins


60 in 30 cabins


Lurssen Yachts


Espen Øino International




20 knots


MTU 16V1163


7,922 ton



Katara Yacht Price:

US$ 400 million

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Emir of Qatar


Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani



Emir of Qatar Net Worth:

US$ 2.5 billion


Emir of Qatar (father of the current Emir)


January 1, 1952


Moza bint Nasser, Mariam bint Muhammad Al-Thani, Noora bint Khalid Al-Thani


24 children, 11 sons and 13 daughters


Royal Palace, Doha, Qatar

Private Jet:

Boeing 747 BBJ (A7-HBJ)

Boeing 747 BBJ (A7-HHE)

Boeing 747 BBJ (A7-HHF)

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The yacht Katara was built for the (then) Emir of Qatar, father of the current Emir. See our Amazing Photo Gallery at the bottom of this page!

Who is the Emir of Qatar? Hamad bin Khalida al Thani

Katara was delivered to the Emir in 2010. At that moment the Emir was Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. Sheikh Hamad was appointed Heir Apparent of Qatar in 1977 and became Emir in 1995. He was born in 1952. He has 3 wifes.

Sheikh Hamad is famous for supporting the startup of the Arabian news networkAl Jazeera. Which he provided with a USD 130 million loan.

What is the Emir of Qatar Net Worth?

Sheikh Hamad has an estimated net worth of US$ 2.5 billion. He is considered to be one of the richest royals.

He lives in the Royal Palace in Doha, Qatar.

Who is Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani?

In June 2013 Sheikh Hamad abdicated as Emir. His forth son Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani born in 1980 is now the Head of State. He is the youngest sovereign in the world. Sheikh Tamim is th e owner of the 123 meter yacht Al Lusail, delivered by Lurssen in 2017.

Tell me About the State of Qatar

The State of Qatar is a small country based in 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 Middle East and the world. The land has the highest GDP per capita in the world.

The country is the leading exporter of liquefied natural gas. And owns world's third largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves. It will  be the first Arab country to host the FIFA World Cup. Which will be in 2022.

Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani is the country’s current Prime Minister. Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani is Foreign Minister. Sheikh Tamin is the King of Qatar.

What is the Katara Hospitality Group?

It is actually possible that the yacht 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. She is now sold and renamed Al Asmakh. Sharq was registered to the Katara Hospitality group.

Does He Own a Private Jet?

The Ruling family of Qatar uses the Qatar Amiri Flight.  They own 3 Boeing 747 BBJ jets (A7-HBJ, A7-HHE, A7-HHF).

They recently sold 2 Boeing 747 BBJ’s with registration VP-BAT. They gifted the VQ-BSK to Turkey.

What About the Helicopter A7-HMD?

The yacht is frequently spotted with an Eurocopter with registration A7-HMD. This would support that she is owned by Sheikh Hamad.

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What is Katara?

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” .

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M/Y Katara Yacht

Katara is one of the World’s largest yachts. She is built by Lurssen as project Crystal. She was delivered to her owner in 2010. She is designed by Espen Oeino. With an interior design by Alberto Pinto.

Tell Me About the Yacht’s Interior

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 megayacht 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.

What is Her Value?

The superyacht is registered in Doha, Qatar. Katara has an es timated value of USD 300 million.

And What About Katara II?

Katara has a 24 meter chase boat named Katara II. She is built by Baia Yachts. The yacht is not available for charter.

There Was an Engine Room Fire?

In 2016 a fire started in the engine room while berthed in Porto Montenegro. The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes. Later in 2016 she was sent to Lurssen in Hamburg for a refit.

Is She Available for Yacht Charter?

The boat is not available for yacht charter. And the yacht is not listed for sale.

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Katara yachtyacht Katara - King of Qatar
Emir Qatar yacht

Superyacht Katara is owned by Sheikh Hamad, the previous Emir.

Katara yacht

The Emir has an estimated net worth of US$ 2.5 billion.

Katara - one of the largest yachts - Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani

Katara  is one of the World’s largest and most expensive yachts. She was built for Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.

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Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is the previous Emir.

Katara has a length of 124 meter (408ft)

Superyacht Katara has a length of 124 meter (408ft).

yacht Katara in Antibes

The  luxury yacht in Antibes.

interior of Katara

A view into the Interior of the yacht.

Albert Pinto design

The yacht’s interior is designed by Alberto Pinto design.

Yacht owned by the Emir of Qatartender Katara II

One of Katara’s chase boats: Katara II.

Baia Atlantica

Katara II is a Baia Atlantica.

Follow the location of the Katara boat live!

heli A7-HMD

The Helicopter with registration A7-HMD on top of the yacht. HMD refers to  Hamad.

State of Qatar

The State of Qatar in the Persian Gulf.

Yacht Al Lusail owned by Sheikh Tamim

Yacht Al Lusail

Inside the Yacht

The interior of the yacht is designed by the late Alberto Pinto. No interior photos of the yacht have been released. But these photos give a rare view inside the yacht.

Al Lusail is owned by the son of Sheikh Hamad, the current Emir.

Katara at night

Katara at night in Miami, photo by Ron Raffety.

Qatar Amiri Flight

The Royal Family of Qatar uses 3 Boeing 757 BBJ private jets. (A7-HBJ, A7-HHE, A7-HHF). They recently gifted the VQ-BSK to Turkey.

A7-HBJ - 747BBJ - Qatar Amiri Flight

The Boeing 747 BBJ A7-HBJ.

VQ-BSK Boeing 747 BBJ

The VQ-BSK which was gifted to Turkey.

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Inside the Boeing 747 BBJ owned by Qatar.

Katara Photo Gallery

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