Gulf Craft celebrates 35 anniversary with largest Qatar presence
Published: Thursday, 30 March 2017
Accounting for more than 40% of Qatar’s market share for leisure craft, Gulf Craft is celebrating its 35-year anniversary with the largest display it has presented in the country at the Pearl, Marina Gate 5. The impressive showcase is comprised of 16 yachts and boats, ranging from 31-125ft, and includes the country debut of the Majesty 100.
(Photos: Gulf Craft - Majesty 100)
The Majesty 100 is the first in Gulf Craft’s superyacht collection to have a partially enclosed flybridge, which allows guests sitting within the copious fly-bridge sky lounge area to enjoy views of the seascape, also with the added luxury and comfort offered by indoor living.
It also features sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light to flow through the superyacht’s main deck. Meanwhile, two hydraulic extendable balconies fixed on both ends of the back-seating area offer passengers al-fresco experience while still having quick and immediate access to the craft’s main indoor living and entertainment areas.
Gulf Craft’s display also includes the 38m Majesty 125, as well as the latest debuts in the shipyard’s line of Silvercraft fishing boats and family cruisers, and selections from the builder’s long-range Nomad Yachts and Oryx sport cruisers.
According to Gulf Craft, growing private wealth and marine developments in the country and across the region are combining to create a thriving leisure boating community in Qatar. Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft, spoke at the sixth annual exclusive preview event at The Pearl, Qatar.
He said that the company is witnessing an increased interest for recreational cruising among Qatari’s affluent millennials – a trend that is being propelled not only by spending power, but also by rapid developments in the region’s leisure marine sector.
Among these developments is the recently announced plan by the Ministry of Transport and Communications to add 1,000 berths for private boats and ships across four harbours: Al Ruwais, Al Khor, Al Zakhira, and Al Wakra.
The Pearl, Qatar continues to be a yachting destination for with its waters, safe beaches, quality equipment and award-winning marina infrastructure.
Al Shaali said: “Our presence in Qatar is part of our commitment to serving the country’s growing community of passionate boaters, and represents our ability to consistently deliver a diverse range of world-class craft with excellent sea keeping performance.”