Gulf Craft premieres Majesty 175
The UAE builder showed the world’s largest composite production superyacht in public for the first time at Dubai Harbour.
The Majesty 175 premiere was held at Dubai Harbour
Gulf Craft staged the premiere of its flagship Majesty 175 by showing the superyacht in public for the first time at Dubai Harbour. With an overall length of 54m and a beam of 9.6m, the Majesty 175 is the world’s largest composite production superyacht and underlines the shipyard’s position as the Middle East’s leading yacht builder.
The event was organised in partnership with the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), with dignitaries and high-ranking officials touring the Majesty 175 as it ventured into the Gulf. The yacht will soon venture on voyages across the world, taking the UAE flag to global yacht events, marinas and exotic destinations.
Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), said: “We are honoured to be associated with the launch of this unique superyacht, a testament to Dubai’s reputation as a global city and its ability to make significant progress across various sectors in spite of the tough times, inspired by the guidance and support of our visionary leadership.
Cristiano Gatto Design Studio designed Gulf Craft’s flagship
“The new state-of-the-art vessel highlights Dubai’s position as a leading hub for cruise tourism and the global maritime industry, as well as the UAE’s proven track record in the boat-building sector based on innovation and excellence.
“It’s also noteworthy that the superyacht is being introduced to the world at a time when the UAE continues to prudently and successfully navigate through an unprecedented pandemic to remain at the forefront of the world’s widely recommended safe travel destinations.”
The Majesty 175 was officially announced at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2016. Its exterior and interior design are by the Cristiano Gatto Design Studio in Italy, while the naval architecture is by Massimo Gregori of the Yankee Delta Studio.
The 780GT has an overall length of 54m but has a draught of just 2.05m
The 780GT was built to specifications outlined by the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for yachts over 500GT, yet can cruise low-draft areas due to a draught of just 2.05m. Manufactured at Gulf Craft’s integrated in-house production facility in the UAE, the Majesty 175 successfully completed a series of sea trials in recent months before its premiere.
Mohammed Alshaali, co-founder and Chairman of Gulf Craft, said: “The Majesty 175 cements the reputation of Gulf Craft as a leader in the global yachting industry and underlines the nation as a leading yachting destination. We create exceptional vessels that will delight yachting enthusiasts across the world.
“Gulf Craft invested nearly four years of effort to building this vessel, quicker than the normal timeframe, despite the challenges of the pandemic. With the regional premiere of the Majesty 175 at Dubai Harbour, we are reiterating the appeal of the country as a full-fledged yachting destination.”
The Majesty 175 topped 16 knots during sea trials
The Majesty’s stand-out features include a 5m infinity pool with a swim-jet system at the forward deck and a hybrid sky-lounge that can be converted to an open sun deck. The yacht has seven staterooms for guests and can host up to 10 crew in six cabins and captain’s cabin.
The yacht has a top speed of 16.5 knots, a cruising speed of 10 knots and a transoceanic range of 4,000nm. Safety features include a SOLAS rescue boat and an emergency generator.
Majesty is one of the five brands of boats and yachts manufactured by Gulf Craft, along with Silvercraft (affordable smaller family and fishing boats), Oryx (sports cruisers), Nomad (explorer yachts) and Touring Passenger Vessels.
The tri-deck superyacht with electrical systems will sail from the UAE to Turkey before exploring the Mediterranean.