09 May 2009 08:53
Yacht name: Dubawi
Formerly: Renaissance I -> The Mercury -> Leisure World
Length: 297 ft • 91 m
Gross Tonnage (Volume): 4200 GT
Year: 1989 • Conversion: 2009
Builder: Cantiere Navale Ferrari
Conversion Architect & Design: Platinum Yachts
Crew accommodation: 71 including captain
Passenger accommodation: 2 Owner suites, 8 VIP suites, 12 guest cabins
Photos courtesy of Platinum Yachts.
Dubawi, was converted by Platinum Yachts, from a mini cruise ship, originally named Renaissance I. Work started in 2007 and she was relaunched earlier this year as a luxury yacht. Now registered in the UAE.
Above are some photos of her relaunch and first sea trials.
Easy Cruise One and Clelia II, which were previously based in Monaco, were both "Renaissance" sister ships, II and IV respectively. (Thanks also Andy Lindy et al via PMY)
Platinum Yachts have another cruise ship from the Renaissance series in stock, with plans ready for a similar fast conversion to a high volume luxury yacht. Read More...
09 May 2009 08:36
Yacht name: Project Triton
Length: 286 ft • 87 m
Builder: Platinum Yachts
Design: Sam Sorgiovanni
Photo courtesy of Platinum Yachts
A new project design from Sam Sorgiovanni for Platinum Yachts…
08 May 2009 21:35
Yacht name: Dubai Magic
Length: 148 ft • 45 m
Builder: Aegean Yacht • Refurbished: Platinum Yachts
Design: Aegean Yacht
Photos courtesy of Platinum Yachts
Recently refurbished by Platinum Yachts…
08 May 2009 21:31
Yacht name: Dubai
Project name: Project Platinum • Golden Star
Length: 531 ft • 162 m
Builder: Platinum Yachts - Hull: Blohm & Voss
Stylist: Andrew Winch
Engines: 4 x 9625 hp
Owner: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum • Crown Prince of Dubai
1. Angela Culveyhouse • Jebel Ali • Dubai • March 2007
2. KT • Port Rashid • Dubai • 6 January 2008
3. Stelios Dritsas • Jebel Ali • Dubai • October 2006
4. 5. David Nichols • Jebel Ali • Dubai • March 2006
(+ top photo courtesy of Platinum Yachts)
Two new views of Sheikh Mo's yacht Dubai, still the largest yacht in the world. 1 & 2.
Angela has sent in a very nice set of Dubai aerial shots, taken over Jebel Ali, in a helicopter leaving the Burj Al-Arab. Great photos !
A 40m catamaran under construction is visible behind, with a 114m yacht in the shed, and another smaller vessel behind that.
KT reports that an artificial island, where the yacht will be moored, has been built 20 miles from Dubai and is nearing completion.
Dubai was delivered to its owners in 2006.