BY Anna Cummins on 7 Mar 2023

Gulf Craft showcased the new Majesty 111 and Nomad 101 superyachts for the first time at the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) 2023.

Gulf Craft has showcased the new Majesty 111 superyacht for the first time at the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) 2023, following the unveiling of its design concept at last year’s event. It also debuted a brand-new Nomad 101 superyacht at the show, which took place 1-5 March.

The new Nomad 101 is a 29.77-metre cruiser with space for up to 10 people. The Nomad line offers owners long-range cruising and durability, but the 101 is set to offer a more premium selection of finishes. From marble surfaces to light woods, mock pineapple leather and cream fabrics, the yacht has a light and airy feel. 

The Nomad 101 has a range of 1,030 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots and offers “minimum fuel consumption for her size”, according to the UAE-based shipyard.

In addition to the two headlining yachts, Gulf Craft also exhibited a fleet of boats and yachts at the event, ranging from 32 to 120 feet. With a presence each year since the event began, Gulf Craft’s rise into a global brand mirrors both DIBS rise as a major stop in the world’s boating event calendar and Dubai’s ascent as a leading destination for yacht owners and enthusiasts.

Shortly before the show kicked off, Mohamed Hussein Alshaali, Gulf Craft chairman, told media: “As the leading yacht manufacturer in the region, we are proud to be part of the Dubai International Boat Show. We are grateful to the team in bringing this event to life yet again, which celebrates the UAE’s vibrant yachting sector while paying tribute to our country’s rich maritime heritage.

“As in previous years, we will leverage the show to showcase our industry-leading yachts. This year we debut the Majesty 111, our superyacht anchored in our company’s proud legacy while guided by our vision of the future that prioritizes nature-inspired aesthetics built around sustainability.”

Majesty 111

Majesty 111

Abeer Al Shaali, deputy managing director at Gulf Craft, said DIBS 2023 had been “phenomenal” for the company.

“We’re seeing a huge influx of crowds, some of whom are visiting us for the first time, which is really exciting,” said Al Shaali during the show. “The two yachts we brought to the show have already been sold, and we have many serious leads looking at making purchases.”

Revenue at Gulf Craft in 2023 will be twice as high as the company’s previous best year ever, chairman Mohammed Alshaali reports.

Building on the global success of the Majesty 100, Majesty 120, Majesty 140, and Majesty 175, the brand-new Majesty 111 superyacht is developed under the leadership of a veteran yachtsman Mohammed Alshaali.

Gulf Craft

Majesty 111’s exterior and interior styling is a joint effort between Gulf Craft and the Netherlands-based Phathom Studio, and the vessel takes cues from its siblings: Majesty 120 and Majesty 140.

The Majesty 111 features a 6-cabin layout – 5 lower deck guest cabins and a spacious 15sqm forward VIP cabin. Large and tall expanses of glazing are said to be nearly 40 per cent more than on a sub-100 ft yacht, for a light and airy atmosphere in the interiors and unrestricted exterior views throughout various segregated social zones on the various decks.

There is a large open deck for configurable furniture arrangements, an asymmetric sky lounge with 270-degree panoramic views, a foredeck plunge pool, ample storage spaces both inside and outside for marine toys, a 4m+ tender, jet ski at the swim platform.

Nomad 101

Nomad 101

The Majesty 111 is built with energy-saving systems onboard that optimise energy use. CFD simulation tools and analysis helped us optimize the hull for superior performance. It enables the Majesty 111 to attain the highest possible speed using available power while achieving the least possible consumption at cruising speed. An optional heat recovery system extracts heat from chillers and generators to deliver full climate control and fresh hot water without consuming electricity.

Also featuring at the show was the Majesty 120, a tri-deck superyacht packed with innovative features. At 37 metres, the Majesty 120 is constructed using advanced composites such as GRP and carbon fibre. The naval architecture and exterior design are the work of Gulf Craft’s in-house studio. The Majesty 100, Majesty 72 and Majesty 62 was also on display.

Returning to this year’s show was the Nomad 70, which features a newly redesigned interior while drawing on the strengths, design elegance and performance of Gulf Craft’s Nomad 65 and 75 to meet the requirements of a discerning clientele. The explorer yacht, built with fibre-reinforced plastic, is 21.5 metres long (70’5″) and its lightweight material yields a draft of just 1.43m (4’7″).

Gulf Craft

To host 10+2, the motor yacht has a displacement of 45 tons and hits a top speed of 30 knots, subject to the cleanliness of the hull and sea conditions. It is powered by a 1,200HP, 882kW, 2,300 RPM Twin MAN engine.

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