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Jim Moran built an automobile empire, which became one of the largest in the world. He ordered 8 Feadship yachts named Gallant Lady

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Learn All You Need to Know About the Yacht Katara and her Owner

Yacht Name: Katara - Yacht Length: 124 m (408 ft) - Guests: 28 in 14 cabins - Crew: 60 in 30 cabins - IMO 9562805 - Displacement: 7,922 t - Lurssen Yachts - 2010 - Yacht Value: US$ 300 million - Owner: Emir of Qatar - Emir Net Worth: US$ 2.5 billion - Owners Country: Qatar. The yacht Katara was built for the (then) Emir of Qatar.

Luxury Yacht Katara

One of the World’s Biggest 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.

Yacht Katara 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 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.

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 II

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

Engine Room Fire

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

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Emir of Qatar

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.

Emir of Qatar Net Worth

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani has an estimated net worth of USD 2.5 billion. He is considered to be one of the richest royals.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani

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. Sheikh Tamim is the owner of the 123 meter yacht Al Lusail, delivered by Lurssen in 2017.

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.

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.

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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”

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

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Emir Qatar yacht

Motor yacht Katara is owned by Sheikh Hamad, the previous Emir of Qatar

Katara yacht

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

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

Katara  - one of the World’s largest and most expensive yachts - 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 of Qatar

Katara has a length of 124 meter (408ft)

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

yacht Katara in Antibes

Luxury yacht Katara in Antibes

interior of Katara

A view into the Interior of the yacht Katara

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

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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

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Yacht Al Lusail owned by Sheikh Tamim - Emir of Qatar

Yacht Al Lusail

Inside the Yacht Katara

The interior of Katara is designed by the late Alberto Pinto. No interior photos of the yacht Katara 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 of Qatar

Katara at night

Katara at night in Miami, photo by Ron Raffety