Stern view of Al-Hashimi-II
|Laid down:||10 February 1997|
|Tonnage:||est. 2,500 t (2,461 long tons)|
|Length:||83.75 m (274 ft 9 in) o/a|
|Beam:||18.5 m (60 ft 8 in)|
Development and design
Used for meetings and events and advertised as the "largest dhow ever built", it is one of the world's largest wooden ships. It has never been floated, although it was built utilising traditional caulking and other water-tightness construction methods. It is 83.75 m (274 ft 9 in) long, with a 18.5 m (60 ft 8 in) beam.
It is entered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest wooden dhow ever built, appearing in the 2002 Guinness World Records under the caption "DHOW AMAZING!" and categorised as "Ships, largest Arabic dhow".
The certificate records the length as slightly shorter than the claimed length, at 80.4 m (263 ft 9 in), and the width as slightly wider, at 18.7 m (61 ft 4 in). There are different metrics used to record ship lengths, which may account for that variance.
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