Mansoor bin Mohammed unveils the world’s largest composite production superyacht ‘Majesty 175’ in its world premiere at the Port of Dubai
• Gulf Craft’s flagship superyacht was built entirely in the UAE
• The Majesty 175 will carry the national flag at international boating and yachting events, marinas and destinations
• The first yacht exhibition was organized in partnership with the Dubai Tourism and Trade Marketing Department
• The launch of the Majesty 175 strengthens the nation’s position as a premier yachting destination
His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, today unveiled the Majesty 175, the world’s largest production composites superyacht, at its world premiere at the Port of Dubai.
Pushing the boundaries of superyacht production with its lightweight material that allows for effortless cruising in shallow draft waters, the Majesty 175, entirely made in the United Arab Emirates, is Gulf Craft’s flagship superyacht, the one of the world’s leading shipbuilders.
During the event, organized in partnership with the Dubai Tourism and Trade Ministry (Dubai Tourism), dignitaries and senior officials toured the superyacht as it ventured into the Persian Gulf, demonstrating its stability and its first-class handling on the high seas. His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Dubai Tourism; Saeed Hareb, secretary general of the Dubai Sports Council; and Mohammed Alshaali, President of Gulf Craft, attended the event.
Manufactured at Gulf Craft’s integrated in-house production facility in the United Arab Emirates, the Majesty 175 successfully completed a series of sea trials ahead of its world premiere. The yacht will soon venture into voyages around the world, carrying the UAE flag to global yacht events, marinas and exotic destinations, placing the country high on the world yachting map.
A masterpiece made in the UAE
HE Helal Saeed Al Mari, Managing Director of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “The UAE has quickly rebounded as one of the safest tourist destinations in the world, further boosting the growth of the recreational tourism sector. With nearly 830 superyacht projects under construction or on order worldwide this year, the Middle East continues to be one of the strongest markets for superyachts. The premiere of the Majesty 175 in Dubai highlights the remarkable potential of the yachting industry here. This will build confidence in the water recreation sector and strengthen the yachting and boating industry in the country.
Mohammed Alshaali, president of Gulf Craft, said the Majesty 175 is a masterpiece superyacht that demonstrates Gulf Craft’s ability to build world-class ships – spanning every aspect from design to production – all in the UAE. “The Majesty 175 reinforces Gulf Craft’s reputation as a leader in the global yachting industry and strengthens the country’s position as a premier destination for yachting. At Gulf Craft, we create exceptional ships that will delight yachting enthusiasts around the world. Gulf Craft has invested almost four years of effort to build this ship, faster than the normal schedule, despite the challenges of the pandemic. With the world premiere of the Majesty 175 at the Port of Dubai, we are reaffirming the country’s appeal as a yachting destination in its own right.
The Creation of the Majesty 175
Built to specifications set by the United Kingdom’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for yachts over 500 gross tons (GT), the 55 meter long superyacht with a 9.6 meter beam has a gross tonnage of 780. It has the ability to operate effortlessly. cruising in shallow draft areas, only drafting 2.05 feet of water as she was built using advanced composite materials such as carbon fiber and vinyl ester. This allows close access to the beach, a key consideration for many lovers of the marine lifestyle.
The exterior and interior of the Majesty 175 were designed by award-winning design studio Cristiano Gatto in Italy, while the naval architecture was developed by Massimo Gregori of Yankee Delta Studio. Its notable features include a 5-meter infinity pool on the foredeck and a hybrid sky-lounge that can be converted into an open terrace. The pool has a jet swim system that creates a constant stream of water. The smart layout accommodates seven lavish cabins and can accommodate a crew of up to 10 with six large crew cabins and private captain’s accommodation.
The Majesty’s power supply comes from Kohler 175 kW generators and two pairs of TRAC fin stabilizers. Its safety features include a SOLAS rescue boat and emergency generator. With a top speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 10 knots, Majesty 175 has a range of 4,000 nautical miles, making her a transoceanic vessel.
Majesty is one of five brands of boats and yachts manufactured by Gulf Craft. Other brands include Silvercraft, with smaller affordable fishing and family boats; Oryx sports cruisers; Nomadic explorer yachts and tourist passenger ships.
Founded in the United Arab Emirates in 1982, Gulf Craft has three facilities in the United Arab Emirates and the Maldives and has a manufacturing capacity of 200 boats per year. The company has already built more than 10,000 boats serving customers around the world.