BY APB STAFF on 10 Mar 2022

The builder says the Majesty 111 will set the design precedent for all future Majesty models

SilverCat 40

The SilverCat 40 made its world debut this week

Gulf Craft has teased details of its new superyacht, alongside introducing two world debuts, at the Dubai International Boat Show this week.

The UAE-based builder presented the largest fleet of boats at the show, ranging from 10-36 metres. Among the highlights of Gulf Craft’s participation was the global unveiling of the Nomad 70 and Silvercat 40cc.

The Nomad 70 draws on the design of Gulf Craft’s Nomad 65 and 75. The explorer yacht, built with fibre reinforced plastic, is 21.5 metres long and its lightweight material yields a draft of just 1.43m. To host 10+2, the motor yacht has a displacement of 45 tonnes and hits a top speed of 30 knots, powered by a 1,200HP, 882kW, 2,300 RPM Twin MAN engine.

Nomad 70

Gulf Craft also unveiled its new explorer yacht, the Nomad 70

The Silvercat 40cc is a follow-up to the Silvercat 34cc, and offers a bigger sized catamaran. At 12.2 metres and a draft of 0.43 metres, she has a displacement of only 7.9 tonnes and can accommodate 12 people on board. There are two options for power: two 400HP or four 300HP outboard engines.

Gulf Craft also unveiled the design concept of its Majesty 111 superyacht. The builder says the Majesty 111 will set the design precedent for all future Majesty models, offering more than ever before in terms of its design, engineering, architecture and technical features. No further details or imagery have been revealed.

During a press conference held to mark the builder’s 40th anniversary Gulf Craft’s chairman, Mohamed Alshaali spoke of the brand’s evolution. “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,” he said. “Over the past four decades, we have evolved from a regional boatbuilding pioneer to a global brand. We are honoured to have contributed to the region’s yachting sector and will continue to build on our legacy to elevate the nation’s reputation as an outstanding yachting destination.”

Gulf Craft’s chairman, Mohamed Alshaali spoke of the brand’s evolution during a press conference at DIBS

Gulf Craft has recently opened a new luxury hub in Dubai’s Port Rashid. The builder says its Gulf Craft Experience Centre brings the brand closer to its international clientele as it continues on a significant path of global expansion. In 2022, the company says it expects to see a strengthened presence in the USA, Saudi Arabia and Australia.

Also making its show debut was the Majesty 120, a tri-deck superyacht. 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.

Other models from Gulf Craft’s brands – Majesty Yachts, Nomad Yachts, Oryx Sport Cruisers & Silvercraft Fishing boats – will also be on display.