Gulf Craft has taken the recently concluded Dubai International Boat Show 2017 by storm with its new superyacht. Measuring 32m, the Majesty 100 comes with a semi-convertible flybridge, built from a GRP hull and superstructure to RINA classification.
In a statement, Gulf Craft CEO Erwin Bamps said that the launch was a very thrilling time for them as yacht builders. He noted that with the recently announced Dubai Harbour project and the Dubai Canal, to the Deira Islands and the Port Rashid Marina, ambitious yacht owners would soon be spoiled for choice when it comes to how and where they intend to use their craft. “Combined, these ambitious waterfront projects will pave the way to a thriving yachting community that will largely be comprised of younger boaters."
Bamps added that because of the Majesty 100's practical, yet powerful attributes in both engineering and design, it is perfect for entry-level superyacht owners, whether they are searching for a waterfront retreat or an oceangoing adventure.
The Majesty 100 is the first-ever yacht in Gulf Craft's fleet to feature a partially enclosed flybridge, enabling guests to sit within its spacious lounge area. With an interior, exterior, and naval architecture and design courtesy of Gulf Craft's in-house Design Studio, the vessel's complete layout is based on the principles of maximizing space and stretching the outdoor experience through to the interior. The raised wheelhouse is distinguished by its 270-degree vertical glass panels.
At the main deck, the floor-to-ceiling windows enable natural light to flow through the cabin. There are also two hydraulic extendable balconies fixed on both ends of the back-seating area to provide passengers with an al fresco experience. White oak flooring and marble countertops have been used in the yacht's main cabin and 5 en suite bathrooms, which can accommodate up to 12 guests.
Moving to the inner workings, the Majesty 100 is powered by two 1,900hp MAN engines, which enable the yacht to travel at a maximum speed of 23 knots. It also deploys a V-drive propulsion system, and thus houses the engines within the rear side of the craft, which enables for improved onboard comfort and space.
Founded in 1982, Gulf Craft is the leading shipyard based in the UAE. At the Dubai International Boat Show, the company has brought 16 yachts worth a combined AED 300 million (€77 million), which amounts to more than 20 percent of the total value of boats at the show.