Gulf Craft, one of the world’s leading boat and yacht manufacturers, is underlining its commitment to the European market with the Continental Premier of the Majesty 120 superyacht at the Cannes Yachting Festival. A regular participant at major European yacht and boat shows for over a decade, Gulf Craft is also showcasing its best-selling model, the Majesty 100, emphasising its strengths in composite production superyachts.
A growning success in Europe
Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Gulf Craft’s presence in Europe has gone from strength to strength over the last 12 months, and the brand is now represented by a stellar dealer network across Europe, with new partner signings in the pipeline.
Gulf Craft’s flagship line of superyachts – Majesty Yachts – has seen the most interest from European buyers thanks to the increased appeal of fibreglass hulls over traditional steel vessels for its light weight, competitive fuel economy and ability to navigate shallow waters.
Last year, Gulf Craft sold a selection of models to European customers, including the Majesty 100, 120 and 140, and, underlining the strength of the ever-present charter business opportunities in the market, has also delivered two Majesty 100s and a Majesty 120.
Innovator in the use of composites
Mohammed Hussein AlShaali, Gulf Craft Chairman, explains:
“Europe has and always will be an incredibly important market for us. As each year passes, we are seeing a significant shift in the perception of composite-built superyachts – in previous years this market has been strongly focussed on traditional steel hulls, but we are beginning to see an interesting upward trend in fibreglass hulls.
For us, this is a very positive sign, we have been trailblazing the use of composite materials in our yachts over the past 40 years and we truly believe in the benefits of using composites. A prime example is the Majesty 175, the jewel in our crown and the world’s largest composite-built production superyacht that further cemented our position as an innovator in the use of composites.
I am incredibly proud to see how our dealer network in Europe quickly evolved to become a thriving yachting community – our partners share invaluable insights with us, which in turn, allows us to cater to the specific needs of our discerning customers on the Continent.
Our differentiating value proposition is our fully integrated manufacturing facility and our in-house design capabilities. This approach allows every aspect of the build of our vessels, from design concept, engineering, and beyond to happen under one roof. These enable us to be agile and deliver highly personalised boats that meet the demands of emerging trends and aspirations of global yachting enthusiasts.”
At Cannes Yachting Festival, Gulf Craft is showcasing the Majesty 120 Hull #2 ‘Rocket One’ for the first time on the Continent. The 37-metre Majesty 120 was designed by Gulf Craft’s in-house studio and is constructed with advanced composite materials such as vinyl ester and carbon fibre.
She features two 2,500 horsepower engines and a draft of just over six feet, she has the ability to navigate shallow waters, meeting the needs of European marine enthusiasts looking for world-class performance and handling.
The Majesty 120’s interior features an owner cabin and VIP cabin on the lower deck, as well as a family-friendly lounge. She also features a spacious sundeck, 30 percent larger than other yachts in her class.
Also at the show is one of Gulf Craft’s most popular models, the Majesty 100. Another stunning vessel designed and built in-house at Gulf Craft’s fully integrated facilities. The 31.7-metre yacht features a unique sky lounge fly-bridge, premium interiors, and an array of outdoor space perfect for entry-level superyacht owners and charters alike.
Gulf Craft has built and delivered more than 10,000 boats and yachts, serving clients around the globe. You can visit Gulf Craft at the Cannes Yachting Festival at the SuperYacht Extension, Stand 234.