Gulf Craft Boat Show marks 40 years of innovation

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  • Gulf Craft to host its own boat show to celebrate the brand’s 40th Anniversary
  • at its Dubai home – Mina Rashid.
  • UAE National Day celebrations at the Gulf Craft Boat Show will mark the Emirati brand’s national pride as it returns to its home port after circuit of international boat shows

United Arab Emirates: Gulf Craft is set to welcome visitors to its very own boat show in Mina Rashid on November 29 – 30 from 1- 7PM with three new launches celebrating its 40th anniversary on the occasion of UAE National Day.

Following a circuit of the world’s most prestigious international boat shows this year, including Dubai International Boat Show, Sydney International Boat Show, Cannes Yachting Festival, Monaco Yacht Show, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, the Gulf Craft Boat Show will conclude the company’s world tour of events. A key contributor to the country’s manufacturing industry, Gulf Craft will showcase its unique innovative product portfolio at its home port – which over the years has cemented Dubai’s reputation as a major hub for yacht tourism.

The show will mark the global launch of Gulf Craft’s brand-new Majesty 72 superyacht, Silvercraft 32 ‘Walk Around’ and SilverCat 46 LUX models and feature a broad line up of its luxury yachts, day cruisers and catamarans offering visitors a first-hand experience through onboard tours at the two-day show.

“On the occasion of UAE National Day, we are proud to be celebrating our 40th anniversary milestone year on our home ground after a very successful year of representing the UAE across the world’s most prominent yachting industry events with new and exciting launches such as the Majesty 160 and Majesty 111,” said Gulf Craft’s Chairman, Mohamed Hussein Alshaali. “Over the last 40 years, we have evolved from being a modest regional boat building pioneer to a global brand and are honoured to have made a significant contribution in boosting the reputation of the regional yachting sector. Our boat show is a testament to the company’s tremendous growth globally and we are using the show as a platform to introduce three new vessels as well as showcase our diverse portfolio to marine enthusiasts.”

The Majesty 72

The latest model to the iconic and luxurious Majesty Yachts, the Majesty 72 (21.99m) boasts an exquisite design with distinguished engineering aiming to bridge the gap between the Majesty 62 and the best-selling superyacht Majesty 100.

Gulf Craft’s in-house design team has successfully re-defined the exteriors and individual accents drawing inspiration from the existing award-winning superyachts in the Majesty Yachts collection, the Majesty 72’s exterior entertainment areas are relatively larger within the segment with ample space on the fly-bridge. With an optional hydraulic swim platform and comfortable crew quarters, the Majesty 72 is an elegant fly-bridge motoryacht with a large fun factor and true cruising ambitions.

Marking the latest collaboration between Majesty Yachts and Netherlands-based Phathom Studio, the interiors have been crafted with a seamless blend of luxurious, intrinsic beauty with Gulf Craft’s design philosophy in terms of luxury, practicality, comfort and technology.

The Majesty 72 continues the legacy of flybridge yachts and cruisers delivering luxury for up to 8 guests. The yacht features 4 guest rooms with lavish interiors including the full-beam owner’s stateroom all with private en-suite heads and sleeping quarters for 2 crew. The contemporary interior layout and bespoke furnishing selection exhibit excellent craftsmanship, combined with precise workmanship throughout the main salon with an open plan, C & U-shaped seating, galley, dinette, and split-level captain’s chair.

Powered by a Twin MAN V8-1200 engine, the Majesty 72 is capable of achieving a top speed of up to 30 knots* and is able to comfortably navigate shallow waters at a draft of 1.23m. Thanks to its cleanly modelled surfaces and composite-hull that provides a smooth and dry ride, the Majesty 72’s opulent design will be a steppingstone for other models in the range.

Silvercraft 32 WA (“WalkAround”)

Staying true to the values of Gulf Craft, the Silvercraft series continues to innovate and strive to meet the dynamic demands of the leisure marine market.

Measuring 9.85m, the Silvercraft 32 WA’s stellar aesthetics with sleek profile present a chic and modern appeal to an already successful lineup. Inspired by the region’s passion for family days out on the sea and fishing, the Silvercraft 32 WA has unrivalled ergonomics and an evolved design to enhance the overall cruising experience. The perfect boat for a day in the sun or as a weekender with a cabin that includes an open area forward that converts into a queen-size berth, a well-equipped galley, and a generously sized en-suite.

Featuring a sundeck, streamlined windscreen, full-bench seating, or netting layout in the aft, and a swim ladder makes her the ideal choice for regional fishing hobbyists and family boaters. With optional cork flooring providing a sustainable feel, stainless grills along the side-deck for easy bow access, recessed bow cockpits with seating and a table, and ample storage units are intricately designed to increase the vessel’s outdoor space efficiency.

With an option of twin 300HP or 400HP Outboard engines, the Silvercraft 32 WA provides a smooth ride with a top speed of up to 42 knots and excellent fuel economy. At a shallow draft of 0.59m, she provides an extremely stable ride and ease of maneuverability in all seasons or varied weather conditions.

SilverCat 46 LUX

Measuring 14.3m, the SilverCat 46 LUX is the largest offering in the SilverCat range making it the ideal day boat for fishing excursions with family or friends in unmatched comfort. Featuring all modern facilities such as the generously sized air-conditioned salon to the two cozy cabins on the lower deck to the outdoor barbeque counter, the boat has all the necessary amenities for an exceptional fishing expedition with loved ones.

Available in two versions – Outboard and Inboard – the boat’s composite hull and superstructure are made with proprietary vacuum infusion process ensuring a long life and easy maintenance.

The Outboard version powered by four 400HP engines delivers significant horsepower along with the classic SilverCat look and aesthetic whilst the Inboard option with 2x 440HP engines provides unencumbered and safe access to the water for the whole family.

About Gulf Craft:

Gulf Craft is the world’s fully-integrated boat and yacht manufacturer with a proven track-record in designing and delivering high-quality, super-performing vessels that define the contemporary marine lifestyle. A brand of choice in lifestyle boats/yachts, Gulf Craft delivers high-quality personalised vessels for pleasure and for commercial pursuits for clientele across the world.

With a global team of professionals, Gulf Craft is led by a passionate leadership that pushes boundaries and consistently raises the bar in design and performance, underpinned by its flagship Majesty 175, the world’s largest composite production superyacht.

Gulf Craft manufacturers yachts and boats, from 34-foot to 175-foot, which appeal to a wide audience such as touring passenger vessels and has five key brands: Silvercraft – smaller family and fishing boats; Oryx sports yachts and open cruisers; Nomad explorer yachts; the flagship Majesty yachts; and Touring Passenger Vessels. Utilising advanced technology, powerful engineering, timeless design, and world-class craftsmanship. Gulf Craft operates two manufacturing facilities – a 462,000 sq. ft facility in Umm Al Quwain and a 100,000-square-foot facility in the Maldives as well as a service centre in Ajman. To date, the company has built over 10,000 boats.

Gulf Craft has the world’s first fully-integrated design and production facility for boats/yachts and evolves constantly to meet customer aspirations. Founded in 1982, Gulf Craft has introduced new and diversified production lines, as well as dealer networks globally.