Gaddafi Yacht to Sail Again


Nobla, formerly Lac II, Hannibal and Al Farah is 45 metre (148 ft) yacht built by Feadship De Vries in 1975 has been relaunched at Ocean Quay

She is better known more than most yachts of her age because for several years she was the private yacht used by President Gaddafi of Libya.

Now renamed Valeria for her new Russian owners she has finally been re-launched from Ocean Quay in Southampton.

The yacht has been in refit since 2008 and has been kept under wraps within the facilities covered dry dock. The facility of the yards rolling building allows for year-round working in all weather conditions.

The building is movable to allow access for equipment such as cranes to work on vessels in the dock.

Able to accommodate vessels of up to 60m (200 feet) loa and draught of 3.5m (12 feet) the dry dock benefits from a hydraulic submerging dock gate, 3 tonne travelling gantry crane and high output single and 3 phase power.