Celebrating 40 years of boat and yacht building, Gulf Craft held a press conference this morning to commemorate its anniversary, as well as to unveil its newest yachts and plans for the future.
The first details of its newest superyacht concept, Majesty 111, were revealed to an intimate press group at the DIBS' all-new Dubai Harbour location. Standing at 33.8m in length, with a 230 GT interior volume, Majesty 111 was presented by Gulf Craft as more than an average superyacht. Her new design is expected to set the precedent for the future of Majesty yachts; presenting exquisite design, engineering, architecture and technical features. Mohammed Alshaali, the Chairman of Gulf Craft, stated: ‘We’re always trying to improve our yacht design, interiors, materials and usability. Of course, this is a process, but we never stop searching and developing.' Majesty 111 will feature interior and exterior design by Phathom Studio, and is expected to be showcased at DIBS next year.
Also making her DIBS debut is Gulf Craft's 37m Majesty 120, Rocket ONE. Built with advanced composites, such as GRP and carbon fibre, Majesty 120 boasts innovative features and a sleek exterior, that was designed in-house by Gulf Craft’s Design Studio. Delivered in 2022, Rocket ONE sets an incredible example of Gulf Craft’s advance into the superyacht industry.
Continuing the announcements, Gulf Craft also unveiled two more yachts making their global debuts at DIBS: Nomad 70 and Silvercat 40cc. Both under 24m, Nomad 70 and Silvercat 40cc certainly highlight the broad range and expertise of the shipyard.
Despite a turbulent few years, the UAE-based shipyard has continued to grow: ‘In the last 40 years, we have seen all kinds of challenges…but we kept going’ commented Alshaali. Recently expanding into the USA market, Gulf Craft, once UAE’s pioneering boat builder, has now become a global yacht and superyacht brand. ‘In the last 40 years, we have built and sold more than 10,000 boats and more than 600 yachts.’ Recently opening a new luxury hub in Dubai’s Port Rashid named, ‘The Gulf Craft Experience Centre’, Gulf Craft aims to strengthen its customer relationships and international presence, expecting to see growth during 2022 in Saudi Arabia, Australia as well as the USA.
Choosing to honour its 40th anniversary and unveil its new designs at DIBS this year, Mohammed Alshaali commented on the importance of the show for Gulf Craft: ‘The Dubai International Boat Show is an event that celebrates the UAE’s fast-growing yachting sector but also pays tribute to our region’s rich maritime heritage. This year, we are highlighting the growth of our company as well as showcasing a series of new models all manufactured from our integrated facility in the UAE. The event is even more special this year as it coincides with our 40th anniversary.'
We would like to congratulate Gulf Craft on its exciting announcements, and we are looking forward to what else the shipyard will bring to the industry in the future.