Gulf Craft kicks off 40th anniversary celebrations at Dubai International Boat Show with world debuts and first details of a new superyacht

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  • Gulf Craft debuts Nomad 70 SUV and Silvercat 40cc
  • Global reveal of first details of new luxury superyacht, the Majesty 111
  • Showcase of all brands – Majesty, Nomad, Oryx and Silvercraft

Dubai: Gulf Craft is celebrating its legendary 40-year voyage from the UAEs pioneering boat builder to a leading global brand. At this year’s edition of Dubai International Boat Show, Gulf Craft is again present at the show with the largest fleet of boats and yachts ranging from 34 to 120 feet.

Kicking off its participation at the show Gulf Craft’s Chairman Mohamed Alshaali hosted a press conference to mark 4 decades of persistence, innovation and excellence. The conference was attended by His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, in addition to representatives from Dubai World Trade Centre, media and VIP guests.

Gulf Craft Chairman, Mohammed Alshaali, said: “The Dubai International Boat Show is an event that celebrates the UAE’s fast-growing yachting sector but also pays tribute to our region’s rich maritime heritage. This year, we are highlighting the growth of our company as well as showcasing a series of new models all manufactured from our integrated facility in the UAE. The event is even more special this year as it coincides with our 40th anniversary. Over the past four decades, we have evolved from a regional boatbuilding pioneer to a global brand. We are honored to have contributed to the region’s yachting sector and will continue to build on our legacy to elevate the nation’s reputation as an outstanding yachting destination.”

Gulf Craft has ramped up its customer-first commitment with the recent opening of a new luxury hub in Dubai’s Port Rashid. The Gulf Craft Experience Centre brings the brand closer to its international clientele as it continues on a significant path of global expansion. In 2022 The company expects to see strengthened presence in the USA, Saudi Arabia and Australia.

Show highlights

Among the key highlights of Gulf Craft’s participation this year is the global unveiling of the Nomad 70 and Silvercat 40cc.

Nomad 70 is a show-stopper yacht that draws on the strengths, design elegance and performance of Gulf Craft’s Nomad 65 and 75 and will meet the requirements of a discerning clientele. The explorer yacht, built with fibre reinforced plastic, is 21.5 metres long (70’5”) and its lightweight material yields a draft of just 1.43m (4’7”). To host 10+2, the motor yacht has a displacement of 45 tons and hits top speed of 30 knots subject to the cleanliness of the hull and sea conditions. It is powered by a 1,200HP, 882kW, 2,300 RPM Twin MAN engine.

Silvercat 40cc follows the success of Silvercat 34cc and offers a bigger sized vessel that will delight catamaran lovers. At 12.2 metres (40 ft) and a draft of 0.43 metres, she has a displacement of only 7.9 tons and can accommodate 12 people on board. There are two options for power: two 400HP or four 300HP outboard engines.

In another key highlight, Gulf Craft unveiled the design concept of its Majesty 111. The Majesty 111 is anything but an average superyacht and will set the design precedent for all future Majesty models, offering more than ever before in terms of its design, engineering, architecture and technical features.

Also making its show debut is the Majesty 120, a tri-deck superyacht packed with innovative features. At 37 metres, the Majesty 120 is constructed using advanced composites such as GRP and carbon fibre. The naval architecture and exterior design are the work of Gulf Craft’s in-house studio. Masterpieces from all of Gulf Craft’s brands – Majesty Yachts, Nomad Yachts, Oryx Sport Cruisers & Silvercraft Fishing boats – will also be on display.

Visit Gulf Craft’s pavilion at Stand #MD-35 to view the luxurious vessels and learn more about the technological advancements the brand has brought to the industry.

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 31-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.