Sunday, January 3, 2010

King of Bahrein, Alwaeli, CRN Spa, 68.00 metres, 1991

The superyacht Alwaeli is owned by the King of Bahrein:

King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, KCMG (Arabic: حمد بن عيسى آل خليفة‎) (born 28 December 1950, Riffa, Bahrain) is the current King of Bahrain (since 2002), having previously been its Emir (from 1999). He is the son of Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah, the previous emir. His net worth is estimated at EUR 2,5 billion.

For his secondary schooling, he attended the The Leys School, Cambridge, England. He later attended military colleges in the United Kingdom (including Sandhurst) and the United States (including Fort Leavenworth).

Al Khalifah has great interest in preserving heritage and continues to indulge in a number of sports activities and hobbies including falconry, golf, fishing, tennis and football. His keen interest in Arabian horses caused him to establish the Amiri stables in June 1977 which was registered in the World Arabian Horses Organization in September 1978.

Upon succeeding his father, King Hamad brought in sweeping political reforms to the Kingdom which included the release of all political prisoners, granting women the right to vote, and holding elections for parliament. The reforms were described by Amnesty International as representing a "historic period of human rights." The country was declared a kingdom in 2002. It formerly was considered an emirate and officially called a "state." In 2002, he took a stance opposing any 'unilateral' military action by the United States against Iraq.

He and his wife, Her Royal Highness princess Sabika bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, have four living children:

His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain, born on October 21, 1969
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah, born on June 30, 1975
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa, born June 4, 1977
Her Highness Sheikha Najla, born May 20, 1981
A sixth son, Sheikh Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifa, died in a fatal car accident (born February 12, 1991 - January 13, 2006)

His other son Sheikh Nasser was born from another wife whose name is Sheiha. (Not SheiKha but Sheiha). Sheikh Nasser also shares a full brother Sheikh Khaled. Sheikh Nasser has officially married Sheikha Sheikha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, daughter of the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai on September 28 2009. Sheikh Nasser is also born on May 8, 1987.

Bahrain, officially Kingdom of Bahrain (Arabic: مملكة البحرين‎, Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn, literally: "Kingdom of the Two Seas"), is a small island country in the Persian Gulf ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family. Saudi Arabia lies to the west and is connected to Bahrain via the King Fahd Causeway, which was officially opened on 25 November 1986. Qatar is to the southeast across the Gulf of Bahrain.

The planned Qatar Bahrain Causeway will link Bahrain and Qatar as the longest fixed link in the world. Bahrain is also known for its oil and pearls. The country is also the home of many popular structures such as the Bahrain World Trade Center and the Bahrain Financial Harbour, and also the home of many tall skycrapers, including the proposed 1,022 m (3,353 ft) high supertall Murjan Tower. The Bahrain International Circuit is also located here, and is the place where the popular Bahrain F1 Grand Prix takes place.

Yacht type: Motor Yacht

Length Overall (m): 68.00 Length Overall (ft): 223.10
Beam (m): 11.50 Beam (ft): 37.73
Draught Max (m): 3.50 Draught Max (ft): 11.48

Shipyard: CRN Spa
Year: 1991

Naval Architect: CRN Spa
Exterior Designer: Terence Disdale Design Ltd.
Interior Designer: Terence Disdale Design Ltd.

Hull Material: Steel
Superstructure: Aluminium
Gross Tonnage: 1108
Displacement: 750

Guest Cabins: 1 Owner's suite, 5 VIP cabins, 6 twin guest cabins
Guests: 24
Crew Cabins: 1 Captain's cabin, 9 twin cabins
Crew: 19

Engines: 2 x 4460 HP Deutz MWM SBV 16M 628 Diesels
Max Speed: 19.5
Cruise Speed: 17
Range: 6,000
Propulsion: Twin Screw

Fuel Capacity (Liters): 152,000 Fuel Capacity (Gallons): 40,158

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