Published: Thursday, 19 November 2015

Qatar’s growing appetite for luxury sea travel met Gulf Craft’s display of the 41-metre Majesty 135, the largest superyacht on exhibit at the Qatar International Boat Show (Nov 10-14). The award-winning yacht and boat builder also presented two global premieres of its latest innovations, a first time at the show.

Yachting Enthusiasts Marvel At Gulf Craft Display

(Majesty 135)

Featuring the largest fleet on display at the show, Gulf Craft’s participation marks its third consecutive year at Qatar’s yachting lifestyle event.

Describing Qatar as being home to one of the most enthusiastic boating communities in the region, Gulf Craft CEO Erwin Bamps highlighted the evolving expectations of the country’s passionate sea travelers.  

“Water leisure is transforming into a lifestyle choice, and Qatari boat enthusiasts are becoming increasingly interested in luxury and on-water living,” says Bamps. “They are enamored by the fascinating experience of traveling by sea, and so they are continuously looking for ways to enhance that experience through our latest innovations.”

Accounting for a remarkable 40 percent of the leisure craft market share in Qatar, Bamps expects Gulf Craft’s presence will only grow further, bolstered by the country’s diversified interests in water, an increase in spending power, and continuous waterfront developments, such as Lusail City.

Yachting Enthusiasts Marvel At Gulf Craft Display 1

(Oryx 43 Fly)

“Qatar’s rich marine heritage is evident in the nation’s expanding marine culture and countless industry developments,” says Snow Comms CEO and conceptualizer of the show Faysal Mikati. “The unique commitments of international and regional partners like Gulf Craft bring innovative solutions to market while tailoring products to meet the unique needs of Qatari enthusiasts.”

Visitors to the show marveled at Gulf Craft’s floating palace, the Majesty 135. Characterized by its ability to maximise both space and natural light from the inside and out, the Majesty 135 offers a roomy and bespoke interior.

Also on display at the show was Gulf Craft’s wide range of yachts, boats, and sport cruisers, designed to meet the diverse needs of the company’s discerning Qatari clientele. The impressive range included Gulf Craft’s recently launched Nomad Yachts collection, a series of powerfully engineered and comfortable loft-style yachts built for avid explorers of the sea, as well as two global premieres – the Silvercraft 31 HT and the Oryx 43 Fly.

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(Silvercraft 31 HT)

Convenience and practicality lies at the core of the new Silvercraft 31 HT, an upgrade from the previous model that takes advantage of every nook and cranny of this fishing boat and family cruiser. From increased engine capacity, a new and improved console area, to foldable seats and ample storage space, the powerful Silvercraft 31 HT promises owners and passengers a comfortable cruising experience.

Gulf Craft’s participation at the Qatar International Boat Show follows the successful launch of its largest superyacht yet, the Majesty 155, earlier this year. The displacement superyacht takes the shipyard’s semi-custom capability to the next level, with cutting-edge technology sprawled across 47-meters of perfection, both in style and functionality.

All of Gulf Craft’s semi-custom yachts and boats are built in the Emirates-based manufacturer’s state-of-the-art shipyard, cementing the Middle East’s presence as a global player in the leisure marine sector, and its position as a recognized hub for the production of world-class craft.