cruising mega-yacht / hard-top
95 m (311'08")
The 95m / 312ft) INDIAN EMPRESS began life in 2000 as AL MIRQAB and was at the time of her launch and for more than 15 years thereafter, the largest Oceanco yet built and the largest yacht built in Holland. Oceanco’s “A” Group was responsible for both her naval architecture and her voluminous interior, which was overseen by Jean-Pierre Fantini. Her expansive main deck includes a reception area with several separate seating spaces, an office and waiting room and a study. Forward is a large formal dining room with a table that has a central opening and serving table that allows staff access to all the diners. The deck also houses six guest suites.
The owner’s deck above is accessed by a lift or a splendid marble stairway. The deck has a private suite to starboard with en suites finished in French marble, including the basins, bath and shower. Cabins for children and nannies are located in this area as well. Forward on the deck is the owner’s suite, which, in addition to a luxurious bed, has sitting and dressing rooms and a seating area with breathtaking views over the foredeck. The top deck has landing pad capable of handling large, twin-engine helicopters. Other amenities include a gymnasium, Elton John’s baby grand piano, an elevator from the lower deck to the bridge deck, a Jacuzzi dip pool, a fully equipped gym with sauna and steam room and two shower rooms, a beauty salon, a massage room and a full medical suite. She also has a garage large enough to accommodate two limousines.
Among the numerous “wow factors” on Indian Empress are her triple 10,000hp (7,463kW) MTU diesels. The package produces a top speed of 25.5 knots and a cruising speed of 18.