- World’s largest composite production superyacht at the World Yacht Trophies in Cannes Yachting Festival 2021
UAE: Gulf Craft’s flagship superyacht and the world’s largest composite-built superyacht, the Majesty 175 has won the ‘Revelation of the Year’ honour at the prestigious World Yacht Trophies, held as part of the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021.
Now in its 20th year, the World Yacht Trophies is one of the most prestigious recognitions for motorboats and yachts from all over the globe, ranging from 13 to 140 meters. With the world’s best of the best competing for the trophies, each vessel is meticulously assessed, and winners are selected by an esteemed jury comprised yacht experts, journalists and boat historians.
The Majesty 175 won the key recognition as the ‘Revelation of the Year’ for its outstanding design, build quality, performance and innovation. The superyacht awed the invitation-only audience of yachting connoisseurs with its exceptional features.
“The Majesty 175 has been making waves since its global debut in May 2021 and now to have the ‘Revelation of the Year Trophy,’ a great testament to the nearly four years of work that went into crafting this marvel, entirely at our manufacturing facility,” said Mr Mohammed AlShaali, Gulf Craft’s Chairman. “I would like to thank our talented team for designing and building this masterpiece. Building the world’s largest composite production superyacht is no small feat and this global recognition cements our commitment and dedication to innovating the science and art of yacht manufacturing.”
Designed and built to bespoke specifications at Gulf Craft’s integrated in-house production facility, the Majesty 175 is the world’s largest composite production superyacht, redefining the superyacht segment through using cutting-edge lightweight materials that enables her to effortlessly cruise in low-draft waters.
A masterpiece ‘Made in the UAE’
The Majesty 175’s exterior and interior design are by the award-winning Cristiano Gatto Design Studio in Italy while the naval architecture is by Massimo Gregori of the Yankee Delta Studio. She can effortlessly cruise low-draft areas, drawing just 2.05 metres of water, as she is built using advanced composite materials such as carbon fibre and vinyl ester. This enables close beach access, a key consideration for many marine lifestyle enthusiasts.
Built to the specifications outlined by the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for yachts over 500 gross tonnage (GT), the Majesty 175 has a gross tonnage of 780. The Majesty’s stand-out features include a 5-metre infinity pool at the forward deck and a hybrid sky-lounge that can be converted to an open sun deck. The pool has a swim-jet system that creates a constant current of water.
The smart layout accommodates seven lavish staterooms and can host a crew of up to 10 members with six large crew cabins and a private captain accommodation. Electricity supply comes from 175 kW Kohler generators and two pairs of TRAC fin stabilizers. Safety features include a SOLAS rescue boat and an emergency generator. With the full speed of 16.5 knots and cruising speed of 10 knots, Majesty 175 has a range of 4,000 nautical miles, making her a transoceanic vessel.
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.