Gulf Craft expanding up and out
Published: Wednesday, 04 May 2011
UAE-based Gulf Craft is expanding its building capacity up to 50 metres, according to media reports. At the company’s facility, new berth spaces are being developed and the company is to take delivery of a 500-tonne travelift. The company’s COO, Erwin Bamps, reported that Gulf Craft was now receiving enquiries for larger yachts, and that builder had to respond. The yachts are to built in composite. The largest yachts that the company builds are its Majesty range, which goes up to 41 metres. With its two other ranges – Silver and Oryx – Gulf Craft builds yachts from six metres to 41 metres, all semi-custom, according to the firm.
Bamps has also made clear that the company wishes to increase its engagement in the Asia-Pacific market, and has begun exhibiting at boat shows in Singapore, as well as working on service stations in Singapore. Currently, a Majesty 88 and a 56 are touring Asia, and will be on display at Boat Asia in Singapore.