NDSQ signs deal to build luxury vessel for Qatar
Vessel to be built at Qatar's Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard
Qatari shipbuilder Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) has signed a contract for the construction of a 69m-long fast luxury vessel, to be built entirely in Qatar.
HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Fahd Al Thani, State Minister, and Muhammad Ghannam, chairman of NDSQ, signed the contract for the vessel at a ceremony held in Doha, Qatar.
The customized vessel will be built at Qatar’s Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard by NDSQ, the shipbuilding joint venture between Qatari shipping company Nakilat and Dutch shipbuilding group Damen Shipyards.
Based on the proven axe-bow hull of Damen’s 67m Sea-Axe navy, coastguard and yacht support vessels, the vessel will be equipped with the latest technology and will reach speeds of up 20 knots.
The deal announces NDSQ’s entry into the superyacht new-build market, with the company ready to accommodate the world’s biggest luxury vessels.
NDSQ’s facilities at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard include a 180m long x 70m wide x 50m high hall for the finishing and refit of high-value vessels, featuring two separate, fully climate-controlled bays.