Classic Benetti superyacht Um Hurair in Dubai

Um Hurair yacht cruising in DubaiPhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesSeen here recently cruising off the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, is the 47.8-metre classic motor yacht Um Hurair. Previously named Gulnev and delivered as Ilham II, the superyacht was launched in 1970 by the Italian shipyard Benetti and was one of the largest yachts in operation in the 1970s. Featuring naval architecture and exterior design by her builder, Um Hurair can accommodate up to 13 guests in six luxurious staterooms onboard. 

In 2003, the yacht was hit by a devastating fire that almost destroyed the entire vessel. She was then rebuilt to her original state and returned to service in 2007. Powered by twin Caterpillar 3412TA engines, Um Harair has a top speed of 16 knots, a cruising speed of 12 knots and a range of 4,000 nautical miles.