New Models 2021: International Motor Yachts
Gulf Craft Majesty 175
Gulf Craft has had a busy year, launching a range of new models led by its flagship Majesty 175, the world’s largest composite production superyacht, which had a glamorous premiere with spectacular fireworks in Dubai in May.
The exterior and interior of the 56.4m, 780GT megayacht are by Cristiano Gatto Design Studio in Italy, while naval architecture is by Massimo Gregori of the Yankee Delta Studio. Able to cruise shallow areas due to a 2.05m draught, the Majesty 175 has a top speed of 16.5 knots, a cruising speed of 10 knots and a transoceanic range of 4,000nm.
Features include a 5m infinity pool with 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 guest staterooms and can host up to 10 crew in six cabins and a captain’s cabin.
Gulf Craft Majesty 120
In April, Gulf Craft delivered the first tri-deck Majesty 120 to its owner. The UAE builder handled the naval architecture and exterior design of the 37m superyacht, while the interior is by the Gatto studio.
One of the Majesty 120’s most pioneering features is that aside from the twin 2,600hp engines and generators, her onboard systems are electrically powered, from fin stabilisers to thrusters and steering, so eliminating the need for hydraulic systems.
Over the summer, the yard completed hull one of its new three-cabin Majesty 49, a 47ft 9in model available with tropical-strength air-conditioning throughout, making it suitable for hot Asian climates.
Gulf Craft Majesty 49
The yacht is fitted with twin 650hp Volvo Penta D6-IPS engines, although a wide range of options are offered including four 400hp Mercury Verado outboards.
Gulf Craft also recently launched the Majesty 62 Maldives, which features the hull of the original 62 but has a new superstructure with a vertical windshield and a new flybridge containing the yacht’s only helm station. The Majesty 62 Maldives has been designed with South Asia and Southeast Asia in mind, again featuring superior air-conditioning for tropical climates.
Gulf Craft Majesty 62 Maldives
In Cannes, Swan’s world premieres include the Finnish builder’s first motor yacht, the Shadow. Over the summer, the 43ft 4in yacht was seen cruising around Porto Cervo during the Swan Sardinia Challenge, while the boat was also displayed in a pool at the centre of a waterfront party.
The Shadow was conceived as a chase or shadow boat for Swan owners but has evolved to become a multi-purpose boat that can be configured for use as a fishing boat, day boat and Limo tender. The yacht has a twin-stepped V hull and a flush deck, although the aft platform around the three outboard engines can be raised or lowered.
Engine options range from 225hp to 350hp each, producing a top speed of 55 knots. Galeon’s 325 GTO debuted at Palm Beach in March and is appearing at Cannes, while the first hull in Asia is expected in Hong Kong in the fourth quarter. Designed by Tony Castro, the builder’s 20-year collaborator, the 325 GTO is the first model in the new Grand Touring Outboards collection.
Powered by twin Mercury Verado 350hp engines, the sporty motor yacht has an overall length of 32ft 9in, a hardtop with extendable sunblind, a fold-down side to port and aft bench seat with adjustable backrest. The single-level deck also includes a wet bar and grill to port, an L-shaped sofa and two power-adjustable helm seats.
Galeon 325 GTO
The wide, almost 11ft beam continues far forward so the bow area offers a large social area where U-shaped seating can be filled in with cushions for a large sunbathing area. Below deck is a dinette that can be converted to a bed, a double cabin and a full-height bathroom with shower.
Farfalla Marine represents the Majesty, Nomad, Oryx and Silvercraft brands as Gulf Craft’s Brand Ambassador in Hong Kong and four Southeast Asian countries. As it bids to raise the UAE builder’s presence in this region, offering models from 31-175ft, the well-connected dealership is offering special packages including yacht management, crew training and even marina berthing.