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Photographer:jackosan [View profile]Title:NAIEFAdded:Sep 09, 2019
Captured:June 01, 1979IMO:5340493Hits:454
Location:Doha, Qatar
Photo Category: Motor Yachts
Private yacht “Naief” at Doha, Qatar, June 1979
Owner: Ruler of Qatar
Port of registry: Doha
Builder: Norderwerft Kösser & Meyer, Hamburg (Hull-828)
Gross tons: 2,800
Length overall: 90.25 m
Max. draft: 3.91 m
Engines: 2 x Napier Deltic diesels. By D. Napier & Son, UK
Completed May 1957 as “Bunte Kuh” for HADAG Seetouristik und Fährdienst, a small company serving the German resort island of Helgoland.
Sold 1962 to Sun Lines of Greece, renamed "Stella Solaris" & converted for cruising
Bought 1971 by Sheikh Ahmed, the then Ruler of Qatar; original diesel-electric propulsion replaced by Napier diesels
Sheikh Ahmed was deposed in 1972, following which he sailed on “Naief” into exile at Dubai, where she was laid up in Port Rashid
In 1978, the year following Sheikh Ahmed's death, she was returned to Doha
Final fate uncertain (on one photo on this site she is described as “still listed as a yacht 1999” but on another she is indicated as broken up in that year)

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Pica on Sep 09, 2019 13:03 (9 days ago)
...just forgot to mention: in 1961 Bunte KUh was actually the flagship of the HADAG fleet after the sale of the very first Wappen von Hamburg. Her diesel electric propulsion was, what I remember, a permanent headache same as on her older near sister Wappen von Hamburg.
In 1962 the second Wappen von Hamburg (later Alte Liebe, Helgoland) came into service and Bunte Kuh was sold.
Regards Jürgen
Pica on Sep 09, 2019 12:57 (9 days ago)
Hello Jackosan,
thanks a lot for this pic. For decades practically no pics of her and now you provide them one after the other. Incredible! My father spent all his life working for HADAG and I have fond memories of many summer holidays on the HADAG seaside ships running to Helgoland or between scandinavian ports.
THanks again
rd77 on Sep 09, 2019 08:19 (9 days ago)
Great stuff! By the way, the article about her is still online:
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