Al Shaali Marine launches AS130 flagship yacht

21 March 2017By Chris Jefferies

UAE boatbuilder Al Shaali Marine has launched its flagship yacht, the 38.94 metre AS130.

Built from a GRP hull and superstructure to an in-house design, this tri-deck motor yacht features a maximum beam of 7.92 metres.

The AS130 yacht made its public debut at last month's Dubai International Boat Show

Accommodation is for 12 guests split between six cabins, including an owner’s cabin, three doubles and two twins, while the crew quarters allows for a staff of up to six people.

Key features include a 40-inch LCD television in the saloon and a Bose 38 surround sound system, while the two full-height refrigerators ensure that the galley can be fully stocked for long voyages at sea.

Exterior relaxation options are plentiful, with a sprawling superyacht sundeck complete with cocktail bar and hardtop Bimini, while the aft cockpit is also well shaded from the sun. Formal dining for ten guests is provided on the main deck, forward of the open-plan saloon area and its multiple sofas.

Power comes from a pair of 1,320hp Caterpillar C32 diesel engines that propel the AS130 yacht to a top speed of 24 knots, and with a total fuel capacity in excess of 20,000 litres owners can expect a maximum cruising range of more than 900 miles.

Founded in 1979, Al Shaali Marine broke into the superyacht realm in 2000 with the launch of the Porto Fino 85 model. Its current range also includes tenders and dayboats measuring from 5.18 metres to 14.3 metres.