The yacht Jubilee was built for the late Emir of Qatar. Jubilee is the largest yacht ever built in The Netherlands
Jubilee is a 110 meter (361 ft) motor yacht, built by Oceanco in the Netherlands. Her exterior is designed by Igor Lobanov, while Sam Sorgiovanni is responsible for her interior. The yacht can accommodate 30 guests in 15 cabins (of which 1 owners suite, 4 VIP suites and 10 guests suites). On the owners deck there is a PA cabin, so total guests is 31. The yacht can also accommodate 45 crew. The cabins for the captain and first officer are on the bridge deck, while there are 7 larger cabins for officers and 15 normal cabins for other crew.
The yacht’s features include a large swimming pool, a helicopter deck with fuel facilities, a large elevator, a hamman, a steam room, a gym and a large beach club. There is also a club lounge and a large majelis. A Majelis is an Arabic term meaning "a place of sitting", used in the context of "council", to describe various types of special gatherings. The term Majlis is also used to refer to a private place where guests are received and entertained. This Majelis area on the yacht supports the fact that her owner is from an Arabic region. There is also an hospital and a dedicated crew gym.
The yacht was built for Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, the former Emir of Qatar. He died in October 2016 at the age of 84. He was the father of the current Emir of Qatar.
The Dutch magazin Quote disclosed that the yacht was formally registered in the Dutch Shipping Register on the name of Al Menwar Limited. The Al Menwar name is linked to the Al Thani family. Al Menwar used to be the royal yacht of Qatar. Also the yacht’s color Turquoise is a link to the Al Thanis, as their supercar collection has the same color.
Following the Emir’s dead, the yacht Jubilee was put for sale through Burgess, asking EUR 275 million or US$ 310 million.
Most of the photos on this page are by Nicholas Canepa