Captain’s Perspective of Gulf Craft Majesty 175

By George Bains

Gulf Craft successfully launched the world’s largest composite production superyacht, Majesty 175, which is scheduled to be delivered to her owner during the summer. Captain Patricia Caswell, Gulf Craft’s Quality Control Manager, provides an overview of the superyacht’s majestic features…

Pushing the boundaries of design and engineering, Majesty 175 was fully manufactured at Gulf Craft’s integrated in-house production facility in Um Al Quwain in the United Arab Emirates. Built to the specifications outlines by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for yachts over 500GT, Majesty 175 is 56.4m long with a beam of 9.62m. 

Captain Patricia Caswell explains her experience of Majesty 175’s successful sea trials, highlighting aspects such as the full ECDIS onboard monitoring and safety systems for uninterrupted operational excellence at all times, the effortless 360 degree turn the superyacht can navigate, and more. 

With a gross tonnage of 780, Majesty 175 can cruise even through low-draft areas, drawing just 2.05 metres of waters, as she is built using advanced composite materials such as carbon fibre and vinyl ester. The high gross tonnage also means Majesty 175 meets stricter safety standards than typical sub-500-gross-tonne vessels. 

Majesty 175’s exterior and interior design are by the award-winning Cristiano Gatto Design Studio of Italy, with naval architecture by Massimo Gregori of the Yankee Delta Studio. Her stand-out features include a 5m infinity pooll 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 a crew of up to 10 members with six large crew cabins and a private captain accommodation.  The spacious design of the decks, the immaculate attention to every finish and fixture- including the use of global brands – make Majesty 175 a truly opulent vessel for a luxury lifestyle.

Utilising advanced technology, powerful engineering, timeless design, and world-class craftsmanship, Gulf Craft operates two manufacturing facilities – the 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. 

Founded in the United Arab Emirates in 1982, Gulf Craft has three facilities in the UAE and the Maldives and has a manufacturing capacity of 200 boats per year. The company has built more than 10,000 boats already, serving clients around the world.

By George Bains
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