Germany’s Ambassador to Qatar, Angelika Renate Storz-Chakarji, paid a surprise visit to the Qatar International Boat Show which is being held this week at Mourjan Marinas, Lusail City, just north of downtown Doha. Fr. Storz-Chakarji visited both the Blohm + Voss and Lurssen stands to show her support for the German boat yards. Both are widely acknowledged as two of the world’s leading superyacht shipyards and have been manufacturing high quality boats since 1877 and 1875 respectively.
The Ambassador also went on board a super-dhow from Qatari boatyard Al Mannai Marine – a unique design which looks like a traditional dhow on the outside, but feels like a super yacht on the inside. “The high quality build of this boat, which combines the traditional with modern technology is truly astounding,” she said. The Qatar International Boat Show is open every day until Saturday 15th November from 3pm until 9.30pm. Entrance to the Show is free.