One of the world’s most exclusive super yachts has docked in the Andalucian port of Malaga this week.
The 123 metre long Al Lusail is owned by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and is believed to have sailed from Gibraltar.
Since its launch in 2016 the vessel has been a frequent caller to Spanish ports and is usually to be seen during the summer months sailing in the western Meditarrean resorts including the Balearics.
It last docked in Malaga in July 2018, then sailing from Palma de Mallorca.
The luxurious super yacht is named in honour of the Qatari city located 15 kilometres from the capital, Doha.
It was built in the Lürssen shipyard in Germany which is famous for building some of the world’s most exclusive vessels including the Azzam, which at 180 metres in length is the world’s longest.
Its hull is made of steel, the superstructures of aluminium and the decks are lined with teak. It has four decks and is equipped with the latest navigation innovations.
The vessel can accommodate 36 guests in 18 cabins and usually has a crew of 56. It can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots and its interior is the work of the prestigious boat interior designer March & White.
It has a swimming pool, gym, cinema and a helicopter pad.
Its owner, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, is the fourth son of the previous Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who abdicated in 2013.
41 year-old Sheikh Tamim, born in 1980, is one of the youngest monarchs in the world.