Al Lusail superyacht in Qatar for World Cup

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Credit: Guillaume Plisson

Qatar welcomes more than 20 superyachts for FIFA World Cup 2022

25 November 2022 • Written by Holly Overton

Qatar has welcomed more than 20 superyachts to its waters since the start of the FIFA World Cup 2022, according to BOAT Pro's Global Fleet Tracker.

Some of the biggest boats in the world, including the 123 metre Al Lusail, the 111 metre Lürssen Alaiya and 110 metre Feadship Anna, have pulled into Old Doha Port for the event.

Al Lusail

The new marina in Old Doha Port was purpose-built for the FIFA World Cup and provides 60 berths for vessels between 50 and 160 metres in length with tariffs set on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Other yachts to make to journey from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf include SilverYachts explorer Bold and Sanlorenzo flagship Attila, the latter of which took up temporary residence in Doha's artificial island named The Pearl.

SilverYachts explorer BOLD
Credit: Guillaume Plisson

Meanwhile, a handful of vessels made their way to Qatar after attending the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix including the 104.8 metre Lady Moura and 88.5 metre Oceanco Sunrays.

The Qatari authorities appointed Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) as the exclusive port and logistics agent to manage visiting superyachts to Doha for the duration of the event.

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 began on November 20 and ends December 18.

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