Friday, January 18, 2008
Superyacht completes Malta refit
On September 17th I have posted these two same photos, the reason I am reposting these photos is because this superyacht was in the local newspaper yesterday.
Here's the article .....
The 95-metre superyacht Indian Empress has completed a general refit by the Melita Marine Group in Malta. During its two-month stay, the yacht had two of her three main engines and four generators overhauled and crew cabins and other areas refitted.
All aspects of the refit were carried out at Melita Marine and Malta Superyacht Services. Manoel Island Marina has become a regular port of call for Indian Empress.
“Over the past years, Melita Marine has earned a reputation for delivering a high quality service ,” said Pierre Balzan, Managing Director of Melita Marine. “We have invested in a solid service structure in Malta backed by our various offices throughout the Mediterranean and the investment is paying off."
Previously known as Al Mirqab, the Indian Empress was built at the world renowned Oceanco shipyard in Holland in 2000. It is one of the largest private yachts in the world, with exceptional standards and a capacity to reach a maximum speed of 25 knots. Formerly owned by a Qatari Royal Family, Indian Empress now belongs to Indian billionaire and entrepreneur Dr Vijay Mallya, chairman of United Beverages Group – a multinational conglomerate of over 60 companies, and owner of Kingfisher Airlines.
Dr Mallya is also a keen yachtsman and aviator and has won trophies in professional car racing circuits and horse racing.