Gulf Craft Majesty 155 named Best Asian Built Yacht
Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Gulf Craft’s Majesty 155, the largest semi-production superyacht built in the UAE, was recognised as ‘Best Asian Built Yacht’ at the Asia Boating Awards, marking the UAE shipyard’s fifth consecutive win in South East Asia.
(Photos: Asia-Pacific Boating - Asia Boating Awards 2017)
Powered by twin 2,011hp MTU engines, the Majesty 155 provides fuel efficiency and an ability to cover a range of over 4,200nm at a speed of 10 knots.
The annual Asia Boating Awards recognise the best of the maritime industry in Asia and internationally, serving as a benchmark for the Asia-Pacific region, where Gulf Craft has been operational for more than 15 years.
Gulf Craft has been an advocate of the ‘Made-in-UAE’ brand and nationwide efforts to boost the country’s domestic production capabilities. And with the government squarely focused on realising its goal of having the manufacturing sector contribute to 25% of the nation’s GDP by 2025, Gulf Craft’s CEO, Erwin Bamps, said the country’s flourishing industrial developments holds infinite potential.
Bamps said: “Our own journey as a builder is an example of the limitless possibilities that await the UAE’s home-made innovations. Thirty-five years ago, we started by building fishing boats and family cruisers.
“Today, we are a leading superyacht shipyard, export more than 70% of our products abroad, and are now preparing to venture into megayacht territory. This growth was made possible through careful strategising, continuous investments in research and development, forging new partnerships, and working endlessly to enhance our existing operations. We believe that this success is not only possible for the leisure marine industry, but across all industries.”
Gulf Craft’s impressive track-record with the Asia Boating Awards includes scooping the ‘Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder’ award in 2016, the ‘Best Asian Built Yacht’ award for the Majesty 122 in 2015, the ‘Best Asian Yacht Builder’ award (in the 15m to 24m category) in 2014, and the ‘Best Asian Built Yacht’ award in 2013 for the second-largest superyacht in its fleet, the Majesty 135.