According to a report from Protothema, the Sheikh of Qatar and former Prime Minister of the Emirate Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani has sailed aboard his luxury yacht “Al Mirqab” to his beloved Skiathos Island.
Sheikh Al Thani’s arrival aboard the 133-meter long mega-yacht at the Bay of Maratha, a Blue Flag marina opposite the fabulous “Skiathos Palace” hotel, created something of a sensation among the locals.
Acording to the report, the sheikh has taken extraordinary meaures to ensure the health and safety of the locals, himself, and his crewe during the vacation visit. The 50 crew members were tested for COVID-19 before it sailed into the clear blue waters of the Aegean sea.
Based on sources, there is a permanent medical staff on the yacht as well as a molecular analyzer so that continuous tests can be performed.
Sheikh Al Thani and his family arrived at Skiathos after having visited at Flisvos Marina in Athens. Skiathos Island, located in the Sporades archipelago, is known to be among the family’s most favorite vacation destinations.
The luxury yacht Al Mirqab is one of the largest motor yachts ever built. This steel luxury yacht can accomodate 24 guests in 10 guest suites, with 2 VIP suites for the owner. Each suite has it’s own bathroom, living room and double bedroom, and the yacht also accomodates 55 members of crew, now that should just prove how big this yacht really is.
Not only does this luxury yacht have suites, it also offers amenities such as a cinema, outside bars, an indoor swimming pool and outdoor jacuzzi, spots to sunbathe, as well as a helipad.
If you’re wondering how fast a yacht of this size can go, the Al Mirqab can cruise at 18.7 knots with a maximum speed of 20.3 knots.