Yacht Name: Katara -
Emir of Qatar Net Worth: US$ 2.5 billion -
The luxury 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.
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.
The superyacht is registered in Doha, Qatar. 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 is not available for charter.
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.
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Katara was delivered to the Emir of Qatar in 2010. At that moment the Emir was Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-
Sheikh Hamad is famous for supporting the startup of the Arabian news networkAl Jazeera. Which he provided with a USD 130 million loan.
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani has an estimated net worth of US$ 2.5 billion. He is considered to be one of the richest royals.
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 the owner of the 123 meter yacht Al Lusail, delivered by Lurssen in 2017.
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.
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-
The yacht is frequently spotted with an Eurocopter with registration A7-
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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” .