The largest yacht ever built at Oceanco and the largest yacht ever built in the Netherlands , KAOS was spotted in the Maltese Territorial Waters during the first days of September, 2022. She was built in 2017 to the Passenger Yacht Code standard, which added extra layers of requirements and complexity.
She was built for Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani as JUBILEE. He was the former Emir of Qatar and died in October 2016 at the age of 84. He was the grandfather of the current Emir of Qatar. JUBILEE was formally registered in the Dutch Shipping Register under ownership of Al Menwar Limited. The Al Menwar name is linked to the Al Thani family. In fact AL MENWAR used to be the royal yacht of Qatar. Also the yacht’s colour Turquoise is a link to the Al Thani’s.
Following the Emir’s death, the superyacht JUBILEE was put for sale with an asking price of EUR 275 million or US$ 310 million and in November 2018 it was disclosed that JUBILEE was actually sold.
The yacht’s features include a large swimming pool. There is a helicopter deck with fuel facilities. And a large elevator, a hammam, 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”. It is 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 superyacht supports the fact that her original owner is from an Arabic region. There is also a hospital and a dedicated crew gym.
She is powered by 2 MTU diesel engines. Which brings her a top speed of 18.5 knots. Her cruising speed is 15 knots. She has a range of 5,300 nautical miles.
She can accommodate 30 guests in 15 cabins of which 1 owner suite, 4 VIP suites, and 10 guest suites. On the owner’s deck, there is a PA cabin. So the total number of 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.
After spending few hours moored at Grand Harbour Marina, she left our waters on Wednesday 7th September bound to West Mediterranean.
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Published – Friday 9th September, 2022