First Superyacht Quality Newbuilds from Qatar
Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) delivered its first two Superyacht newbuilds, a pair of 71-m fast diving vessels (FDV), the first superyacht-quality newbuilds constructed entirely at Qatar’s Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard. Adapted from the Damen ‘Sea-Axe’ fast yacht support vessel, these customized FDVs are designed and built to ensure ease of maintenance and enhanced safety features.
Nakilat Chief Executive Officer Eng. Abdullah Al Sulaiti said, “NDSQ has been making strides in Qatar’s shipbuilding arena since its operations started in 2011, with successful deliveries of a variety of newbuild vessels to support operations at local ports and terminals. The completion of this milestone project is yet another testament of our capabilities to provide comprehensive services to the local shipping and maritime industry. Within the brief span of its operations, NDSQ’s shipbuilding capabilities have proven to be a strategic addition to Qatar’s maritime industry, acting as a catalyst to spur the country’s growth as well as fulfil the economic diversification objectives outlined by Qatar National Vision 2030.”
NDSQ constructs workboats required for a variety of tasks carried out at ports and harbours, specialized in towage and movements as well as harbor services. NDSQ also undertakes various works for luxury yachts, with comprehensive shipyard facilities such as fully climate-controlled halls enabling interior and exterior finishing. The Superyacht Hall is used to build, repair and refit superyachts and yacht support vessels of a length of up to 170m.
NDSQ, although recently established, has successfully delivered 40 vessels to satisfied customers, along with 28 yacht refits and repairs.