The result of collaboration between Dutch design studio Vripack, Alia Yachts and the owner, Al Waab shows what can be accomplished when a dedicated, talented group works together. Named after a boom town in Qatar, the yacht was completed in two years, an impressive feat considering the complexity of building the world’s largest steel and aluminum vessel with a gross tonnage (a measure of interior volume) below 500 under pandemic conditions; she’s ranked within the top 10% of yachts by size. With an overall length of 55 meters, a tiny bit more than 180 feet and a beam of just under 30 feet, she is larger than many palatial, shore-bound homes, and is packed with amenities including a gym, airy salon, pool, and a gourmet-level galley — all of which ensure comfort at sea no matter how long the voyage. Six staterooms (two of which can be combined to create an enormous suite) are served by a crew of 10. Powered by twin Caterpillar C18 powerplants, cruising speed is a cool 12 knots; Vripack.com.
From charity galas to business networkers and outdoor activities galore, Key Biscayners were out in full force in and around the island.
Friends of Miami Animals Foundation (FoMa) focuses on the root causes of pet homelessness — financial instability, spay & neuter, adoption and foster campaigns — all in the hopes of helping pets find families and get out of shelters.