Gulf Craft shows 16 yachts worth AED 300MM+ in Dubai
Published: Wednesday, 01 March 2017
United Arab Emirates-based shipyard Gulf Craft celebrated its 35 years of craftsmanship by showcasing a fleet of 16 yachts and boats, including six superyachts and three global debuts, worth over AED 300 million and accounting for more than 20% of the total value of leisure craft on exhibit on stand MD-30 at the Dubai International Boat Show (February 28-March 4).
(Photos: Gulf Craft - Gulf Craft press conference at the Dubai International Boat Show)
The latest edition of the builder’s 47m flagship Majesty 155 is making its first-time appearance in the region.
Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft, said: “Our coral anniversary comes at a very exciting time for the industry, one characterised by an increased worldwide demand for exclusive luxury cruising. In the last 35 years, we have manufactured almost 10,000 yachts and boats, delivered them to clients all around the world, and invested more than AED 500 million in research and development and across our facilities.
“Our selection today represents all the different experiences boat owners can have on water, and we will continue to invest heavily in research and development, product innovation, and aftercare solutions to enhance onboard comfort and deliver a seamless ownership experience to our customers.”
Making its global debut at the Dubai International Boat Show, the Majesty 100 is the first in Gulf Craft’s superyacht collection to have a partially enclosed flybridge. This feature allows guests sitting within its spacious lounge area to enjoy the views of the seascape. The glass panels can be slided down and the folding doors can be opened fully, enabling immediate access to the outdoors.
With exterior, interior, and naval architecture by Gulf Craft in-house Design Studio, the layout of the Majesty 100 is based on the principles of maximising space and stretching the outdoor experience through to the interior.
Sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to flow through the main deck, and two hydraulic extendable balconies fixed on both ends of the back-seating area offer passengers an al-fresco experience while accessing to the craft’s main indoor living and entertainment areas. The superyacht boasts five en-suite staterooms that can accommodate up to 12 guests.
Powered by two 1,900hp MAN engines, the Majesty 100 can travel at a top speed of 23 knots. The craft’s engineering and hull design makes the Majesty 100 a fuel-efficient superyacht, allowing it to travel longer distances.
The fleet on display will also have the second addition of the Majesty 110, Gulf Craft’s youngest tri-deck. The Majesty 110, which was launched last year at the Dubai International Boat Show, welcomes 14 guests in six spacious staterooms.