- Gulf Craft
- Jan 17, 2018 9:47:34 AM
Revealed at the 2017 Dubai International Boat Show, the Majesty 100 is characterised by her unique sky-lounge and a powerful but efficient propulsion system.
Revealed at the 2017 Dubai International Boat Show, the Majesty 100 is characterised by her unique sky-lounge and a powerful but efficient propulsion system.
Gulf Craft together with its exclusive representative in Thailand, Go Boating Thailand, joined the first edition of the Phuket Rendezvous held from January 4-7 at the Royal Phuket Marina.
Winning an award is one of the best ways that one can start the new year and Gulf Craft has made it as one of the winners in the first edition of the Christofle Yacht Style Awards.
Dubai, January 3, 2018 – Gulf Craft will start 2018 in style in Thailand at the new luxury lifestyle event Phuket Rendezvous from January 4 to 7, 2018.
Gulf Craft's first sky-lounge superyacht, the Majesty 100, has been well-received in the European market. The Boat Show, an Italian leading TV program for sailing & power boats, visited Gulf Craft for a review of Gulf Craft's most talked-about superyacht.
Gulf Craft has released the new Silvercraft 31, the latest model in the Silvercraft series of fishing boats and family cruisers.
Malaysia is one of the key Gulf Craft markets in Southeast Asia. Our official representative in Malaysia , James Khoo, gives us a tour of Pangkor Marina and the Gulf Craft boats berthed in this exotic marina.
Phuket, Thailand- Gulf Craft & its Thailand representative, Go Boating Thailand, proudly announced the successful delivery of a Silvercraft 31 HT to a charter company in Phuket.
Boat International, one of the leading publications for luxury yacht news, yacht reports and yachting lifestyle, features Gulf Craft's sky-lounge superyacht Majesty 100 in its latest Turkey edition. Also included in this article is an interview with Gulf Craft CEO Erwin Bamps.
Gulf Craft delivered the first Silvercraft 34 to Australia last August 2017. Australian Superyachts, Gulf Craft's representative in Australia, have facilitated the delivery.
Boat International has announced the finalists of the 2018 Design & Innovation Awards, previously known as The Showboats Design Awards.
Gulf Craft was delighted to deliver a Majesty 135 to a long-standing repeat customer, who named his new yacht ‘Lulwa’.
Italy's premiere yachting publication, Barche, sat down with Gulf Craft CEO Erwin Bamps, for an interview about the development and conceptualization of Gulf Craft's latest superyacht - the Majesty 100.
Dubai, 27 November 2017: A repeat Gulf Craft customer has taken delivery of a gleaming, technologically advanced Majesty 135 superyacht, the company reported this week.
Dubai, 22 November 2017: Yas Marina will come alive with activity this weekend as race week rolls into the UAE capital. The vibrant waterfront location, whose buzzing nightspots and restaurants attract a cosmopolitan clientele, will welcome scores of guests for the year’s most glamorous sporting event, the 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands- FunAir and Gulf Craft are pleased to announce during METSTRADE 2017, the largest marine equipment trade show worldwide (Nov 14-16), that a partnership agreement has been made for Gulf Craft to be an official FunAir distributor in the Middle East territories.
Boating enthusiasts queued at the Gulf Craft stand during the Dubai Pre-owned Boat Show held at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club last November 9-11.
Dubai – 8 November 2017: Gulf Craft yachts and boats are designed and constructed with the ability to hold their value longer than comparable models from other manufacturers, the CEO of Gulf Craft says.
Italy's premier marine magazine, Barche, features Gulf Craft's latest superyacht, the Majesty 100, in their November issue in the article entitled "Yacht per tutte le stagioni (Yacht for all seasons)":
Dubai, 24th Oct 2017- The 4th Maritime Standard Awards ceremony, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum- President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman & Chief Executive of the Emirates Airlines Group, was held at the Atlantis The Palm in Dubai on October 23.
What would yachting be like without any marine life, turquoise waters and pristine beaches? Many of the pastime’s pleasures come from the interaction with nature: spotting colourful fish, swimming in crystal-clear seas, wending around unspoilt shorelines and visiting coastal communities.
What drives Gulf Craft to participate in the Monaco Yacht Show every year? Chairman and Co-founder of Gulf Craft, Mohammed bin Hussein AlShaali, shares his insights in this video taken on-board its recently launched sky-lounge superyacht, the Majesty 100, at the Monaco Yacht Show 2017.
Dubai, UAE- Located along the Dubai Water Canal, Marasi Business Bay is set to become a major future landmark in Dubai. The development presents a world rich with wonders featuring the region’s first purpose-built yachting destination, floating restaurants and cafes, 5 marinas, over 1250 berths, onshore boutiques and entertainment facilities. It also encloses unique water homes with pools.
Raffles Marina, Singapore- Gulf Craft & Promarine Yacht Sales took part in the 4-day Singapore RendezVous event held at the famous Raffles Marina in Singapore last October 5-8.
Mumbai, India- West Coast Marine, Gulf Craft's official representative for India, participated in INMEX SMM India 2017, South Asia's largest maritime exhibition.
8 Oct 2017 Ajman Saray Hotel, Ajman, UAE - Gulf Craft CEO Erwin Bamps and Executive Management Officer Abeer Alshaali attended the opening of the 5th edition of the Abdulaziz bin Humaid Leadership Program held at the Ajman Saray Hotel today.
Take a scenic tour of the shorelines of Oman onboard one of the many Touring 36 tourist vessels, the most popular passenger boat model in Gulf Craft's Utility Series.
Cannes, France- The annual Cannes Yachting Festival is one of the most important marketing platforms where Gulf Craft introduces its latest product offerings to the European market. This year, Gulf Craft was proud to announce the European debut of its Majesty 100 sky-lounge superyacht which received a lot of great reviews.
2 October 2017- Gulf Craft & Australian Superyachts team up for its first participation at the Auckland On Water Boat Show held at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre & Viaduct Harbou, Freemans Bay, Auckland from September 28-October 1.
29 & 30 September 2017- Here are more photos taken during the last 2 days of the Monaco Yacht Show:
28 September 2017- Visit Gulf Craft at the T-Central at the Monaco Yacht Show where a powerhouse trio of Majesty Yachts are showcased. Find the Majesty 155 at T-20 and the Majesty 100 & Majesty 110 at berths T-28 & T-29.
Gulf Craft's first sky-lounge superyacht, Majesty 100, is front-page featured in the latest issue of Invictus magazine, one of the US premier yachting magazines.
27 September 2017- Gulf Craft puts on display three of its Majesty Yachts superyachts -Majesty 155, Majesty 110 and Majesty 100 located at the T-Central berth numbers T-20, T-28 & T-29 at the Monaco Yacht Show.
Monaco – 27 September 2017: Gulf Craft quickly follows its success at the Cannes Yachting Festival earlier this month with an all-star line-up of its flagship-brand, Majesty Yachts, on display at the Monaco Yacht Show which runs from 27-30 September.
Mumbai, India- Gulf Craft, through its official representative in India, West Coast Marine, joined the biggest expotainment event in India- the Big Boys Toys Expo.
Pier 7, Dubai Marina- Gulf Craft co-sponsored the Dubai Marina Yacht Owners Rally Season Opening Party and Luxury Showcase Event together with other iconic luxury brands in the region the likes of Bentley, George Jensen, Soneva Resorts, Meluha Cigars, Arnold and Sons, Godiva, Macallan, Lux Habitat and Xerjoff.
Male, Maldives- Gulf Craft Maldives showcases its Touring 38 at the 4th edition of the Maldives Marine Expo held in Dharubaaruge from September 9-11 at stand A01. Gulf Craft
Cannes, France- It's another exciting day at the Majesty Yachts stand located at the superyacht extension as guests continue to converge to get a chance to view the Majesty 110 and Majesty 100 at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
Cannes, France- Fourth day photos of Gulf Craft at the Cannes Yachting Festival taken at the Majesty Yachts stand SYE 224. Show ends on September 17.
Cannes, France- It's the third day of the Cannes Yachting Festival. Traffic at the Gulf Craft stand has increased as guests queue to get a personal tour of the Majesty 100 and Majesty 110 on display.
Vieux Port, Cannes, France- It's an exciting opening day at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Gulf Craft showcasing for the first time in Europe it's latest Majesty 100 superyacht which was launched at the 2017 Dubai International Boat Show. Also on display at the Majesty Yachts stand at SYE 224 is the Majesty 110.
Cannes, France – 12 September 2017: As it celebrates its 35th anniversary, Gulf Craft made its European debut of the impressive Majesty 100, the newest addition to its line of Majesty Yachts – Superyacht Collection, at the 40th Cannes Yachting Festival this morning.
Sky-lounge Majesty 100 is one of Gulf Craft's most revered superyacht designs.
Here is one more article (in Russian) about the Majesty 100 in the summer issue of Sea Trial international yacht magazine.
Our partner in Singapore, Promarine Yacht Sales, shared some great images of the Majesty 48 and Nomad 65 taken in Bintan Island in Indonesia and at the Kepple Bay marina in Singapore with the Reflections residential towers in view:
Male, Maldives- Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) has signed as a priority partner of Gulf Craft. The partnership agreement was signed by Gulf Craft CEO Erwin Bamps and MTCC CEO Ibrahim Ziyath.
Gulf Craft gears up for the European Boat Shows as it sends off two of its most recently launched superyachts, a Majesty 110 & Majesty 100, on board the transport vessel Stellaprima to deliver them to France.
Superyacht Investor interviews Gulf Craft's Chief Executive Officer, Erwin Bamps on yacht ownership:
Gulf Craft uploaded the latest virtual tour of our Majesty 110 superyacht. This superyacht was showcased at the 2017 Dubai International Boat Show. If you missed to see it at the show, here's your chance to tour the yacht online with all decks available for viewing. Click on any of the photos and start your exclusive viewing of this exquisite tri-deck superyacht.
Gulf Craft's Majesty 100 can now be viewed in this latest virtual reality application using either Google Cardboard or Gear VR by Oculus.
Dubai, UAE – 16 August 2017: Gulf Craft will put the world’s superyacht building fraternity on notice once again at Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Show, this year with the European debut of the latest superyacht addition to its Majesty Yachts brand – the Majesty 100.
Dubai, 10 August 2017 – Gulf Craft has just announced the sale of a passenger vessel, a Touring 36, to a buyer in the remote Polynesian country of Tonga, a speck in the southern Pacific Ocean, more than 8,000 nautical miles from Gulf Craft’s Arabian Peninsula premises.
Gulf Craft's Majesty 122 (M/Y Ghost II) is not the only UAE-built vessel that's enjoying the limelight at the Sydney International Boat Show. The Nomad 65, one of Gulf Craft's long range models from its Nomad Yachts series is also on display at the show.
Guests at the Sydney International Boat Show queue at the Gulf Craft & Australian Superyachts stand waiting to get a chance to view the Majesty 122 (M/Y Ghost II). Here are some of the photos taken at the second day of the show:
Grab a copy of the latest Sydney Boat Show edition of Ocean Magazine and check out their 'Chefs On Board' cover story featuring Master Chef Alessandro Pavoni cooking up his acclaimed menu on board the Majesty 122, M/Y Ghost II.
Here are the highlights in photos of the opening day of the Sydney International Boat Show where Gulf Craft's Majesty 122 (M/Y Ghost II) is enjoying overwhelming attention as being the largest superyacht on display:
Sydney, 1 August 2017 – Gulf Craft along with its Australian dealer, Australian Superyachts, will be participating in the upcoming 2017 Sydney International Boat Show exhibiting both the Majesty 122 (M/Y Ghost II) and the Nomad 65, representing Gulf Craft’s family of yachts specifically designed for comfortable long-distance crusing, underscoring the importance of the Australian market to the UAE based company.
With thanks to Ghost Elite Charters, a luxury superyacht charter company boasting one of Australia’s finest crafted luxury motor yachts, for sharing this amazing charter video of the Majesty 122, M/Y Ghost II shot entirely in Sydney, Australia.
Dubai, 26 July 2017 – A yachting connoisseur has made his fourth consecutive purchase from Gulf Craft – a sleek Majesty 155 superyacht. The superyacht model was named ‘Best Asian-Built Yacht’ at this year’s Asia Boating Awards for blending fine finishes with first-rate seagoing performance.
Sales Executive Josh Cleaver of Australian Superyachts, Gulf Craft's Australian distributor, wrote about his experiences aboard a Nomad 65 yacht as it cruised to Sanctuary Cove, Queensland, and back again on the occasion of the Sanctury Cove Boat Show.
SuperYacht, Russian International Yacht magazine, features a 10-page spread on Gulf Craft's premiere flagship superyacht, the Majesty 155.
12th July 2017- Gulf Craft opened its doors to 30 marine technology students from Delft University of Technology, the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university in The Netherlands. The tour was organized in cooperation with the Consulate of The Netherlands in Dubai.
Do you want to see more of Gulf Craft's Majesty 155 ? Take a virtual tour onboard this magnificent superyacht by clicking on any of the photos below.
Gulf Craft has recently assigned Speed Marine for the Dubai based distribution and sales of its Oryx sport yachts & cruisers and Silvercraft family cruisers & fishing boats ranging from 27 up to 48 feet (8-15 meters).
Motor Boat & Yachting Russia, one of Russia's leading magazines about yachting, showcases Gulf Craft's Majesty 155 superyacht in a 6-page editorial.
Dubai, 21 June 2017 –Gulf Craft has delivered the first Majesty 100 superyacht (M/Y Nahar) to its new owner, company executives have revealed.
Showcased at the Dubai International Boat Show, the Majesty 155 M/Y Sehamia superyacht features sophisticated design and state-of-the-art engineering.
Gulf Craft has released the latest product video of the Majesty 155 shot entirely in Dubai while cruising the Arabian Gulf.
The Majesty 100's immaculate exterior styling and uncompromised naval engineering makes it one of the most sought after superyacht models in the Majesty Yachts series of Gulf Craft.
Italy's premiere marine lifestyle magazine Barche published a special feature on Gulf Craft's flagship superyacht Majesty 155 M/Y Sehamia in their June 2017 issue.
Gulf Craft's success is built on its ability to adapt to ever changing market trends. It values continuous product development which was recently manifested in the newly revamped Majesty 125 showcased at the 2017 Dubai International Boat Show.
We have released the latest product video of the Majesty 125 superyacht on our Youtube channel!
28th May 2017- Gulf Craft & Australian Superyachts concluded their participation at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show on a high note with an overwhelming response to the Australian premiere of the Nomad 65.
23rd May 2017 Sanctuary Cove, Queensland, Australia- The 7th edition of the Australian Superyacht, Marine Export & Commercial Marine Industry Conference (ASMEX), organized by the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX), was held before the opening of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort from May 22-24.
Check out the latest issue of Australia's premiere marine magazine, Ocean, for the article on the Majesty 122 Ghost II commercial charter in Australia. Chartering is an attractive prospect for any yacht owner in Australia. But, as Capt. Richard Morris of Australian Superyachts highlights, it’s important to know the lay of the land before you jump into a yacht purchase with the intention of going commercial.
Step onboard the Majesty 125 via this latest virtual tour. Explore the 360 degree views of the four decks of this luxurious superyacht from its fly-bridge to the lower deck. Click on the photos below to start the tour:
Gulf Craft celebrated its 35 years of craftsmanship with an annual gathering of more than 1,200 of its employees at its yacht & superyacht shipyard in Umm Al Quwain for a day of fun-filled activities, sports, arts, entertainment and of course, a few speeches, after enjoying a giant open buffet.
During the recent Monaco Yacht Show, the Editor-in-chief of Boote Exclusive, Marcus Krall, interviewed Gulf Craft's CEO Erwin Bamps. The interview (in German) covered the company's expansion plans as well as its recent venture into the megayacht world.
Product video of the new Silvercraft 48 HT, Gulf Craft's latest sport fishing design with stepped hull. In the picture she is showing off with 4 x 350 hp outboard engines in front of the Doha corniche in Qatar.
Gulf Craft has recently taken into operation a 75 ton marine travel lift in its Ajman service facility, thus increasing its capacity to service yachts as well as boats. This investment is part of its company-wide expansion plan that the company is undergoing in its different shipyards.
Gulf Craft has the most diverse product range under one roof, and our yachts and boats have been created around emerging customer trends and requirements. This is why, by popular demand, the Silvercraft 36 HT model has been modified to include a lower deck cabin in the front.
Gulf Craft’s Chairman had an exclusive interview with Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal magazine following the success the company had in Dubai International Boat Show and Qatar Exclusive Event.
1 May 2017- Following its global debut at the 2017 Dubai International Boat Show, the stunning Majesty 100 was a sure hit amongst yachting enthusiasts being the first Majesty Yachts superyacht model with a sky lounge.
Dubai, 3 May 2017 – Emirates-based Gulf Craft continues to eye global expansion amid what the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Erwin Bamps, is describing as an “evolutionary and exciting time for the leisure marine industry.” The award-winning yacht and boat builder recently forged new distribution partnerships, and has embarked on a program of major investments and a global strategy that puts evolving client demands at the center of product development.
1 May 2017- Today, Gulf Craft attended the Abdul Aziz Bin Humaid Leadership Program, which seeks to empower talented young people of all the GCC.
Take a virtual tour of the latest addition to the Silvercraft line-up of family cruisers - the Silvercraft 36 HT Cabin.
25 April 2017: Characterized by her innovative design and her spacious lay-out, the Majesty 100 offers owners a seamless luxury cruising experience. From a unique skylounge fly-bridge – Gulf Craft’s first – and a powerful but efficient propulsion system, to lavish interiors and copious lounging areas, the superyacht’s magnificence can be seen throughout her generous 32-meter length.
You missed to see it during the Dubai Boat Show? Or at Gulf Craft's Qatar Exclusive Preview? No problem.
Gulf Craft's Silvercraft series of family cruisers & fishing boats has expanded with the addition of two brand new models- the Silvercraft 48 HT and Silvercraft 36 HT Cabin.
8th April 2017- Gulf Craft welcomed the members of the Dubai Marina Yacht Club rally programme at its shipyard in Umm Al Quwain for a special weekend tour.
9th April 2017 Singapore- Gulf Craft's congratulates its team for its priceless efforts during the Singapore Yacht Show including Promarine Yacht Sales, Pangkor Marina and Australian Superyachts.
Gulf Craft is generally known for its wide range of luxury yachts and leisure craft, but the company is also producing an entire range of semi-custom built Utility Series vessels. Over the past 35 years, Gulf Craft shipyards have produced thousands of water taxis, passenger, ferry or touring boats, diving boats, ambulance boats and patrol & fast intercept boats, mostly below 45 feet in length.
7th April 2017, Singapore- It's another wonderful sunny day at the Singapore Yacht Show as our Nomad 65 and Majety 48 basks in the summer sun awaiting guests to climb aboard for an exclusive tour.
7th April 2017, Singapore – Gulf Craft showcases samples of its innovative yachts series at this year’s Singapore Yacht Show, which runs from 6-9 April, presenting its long-range Nomad 65 and family-oriented Majesty 48 yachts at the event.
6th April 2017, Singapore- Singapore Yacht Show has kicked off and on display are 2 of Gulf Craft's novelties, Nomad 65 and Majesty 48.
At this year’s Gulf Craft Exclusive Preview in Qatar, Gulf Craft and Bentley joined hands to highlight and promote yachting and luxury car ownership as part of the same luxury lifestyle. Five prestigious Bentley cars were on display along with Gulf Craft's 15 yachts and boats at the Pearl Qatar marina.
31 March 2017 Doha, Qatar- It's the last day of the special preview of Gulf Craft's line-up of Majesty Yachts, Nomad Yachts, Silvercraft and Oryx brand models on display at The Pearl-Qatar.
30 March 2017- It's the second day of Gulf Craft's Exclusive Preview at The Pearl-Doha. Guests arrived late afternoon for a special viewing of Gulf Craft's premium line-up of yachts & boats.
29 March 2017 Doha, Qatar- Gulf Craft's Exclusive Preview kicked off with a press conference held in the main deck seating area of its tri-deck Majesty 110 superyacht on display at The Pearl-Doha.
Doha, Qatar – 29 March 2017: Growing private wealth and marine developments in the country and across the region are combining to create a thriving leisure boating community in Qatar, according to the country’s market leader for yachts and boats, Gulf Craft.
What better place to celebrate Gulf Craft's 35 years of craftsmanship then during the Dubai International Boat Show 2017!
The annual event has always been one of the key platforms for Gulf Craft to showcase its world premieres. This year's edition saw the unveiling of the new Majesty 100 superyacht, the Silvercraft 48 HT fishing boat and the Silvercraft 36 HT cabin cruiser.
Gulf Craft's expansion continues with the completion of a new launching bay at its service center facility in Ajman earlier this week.
The new addition now enables the Gulf Craft's Ajman service center to service yachts and leisure craft up to 75 tons and approximately 80ft in length, up from the previous limitation of 15 ton leisure craft only.
As with other craft in the Silvercraft range, this family and fishing craft is based around a center console design which maximizes deck space for both leisure and sporting activities.
March 2017- It's the last stretch of the 4th edition of the Abdulaziz bin Humaid Leadership Program (ALP) organized by the Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi Foundation since it started 6 months ago. Gulf Craft has sponsored the last week of the program with the theme 'My World' held at the Fairmont Hotel in Ajman.
Gulf Craft, in cooperation with Exalto Emirates, proudly supported the 'Project Earth Initiative', conducted during the Dubai International Boat Show to help raise awareness on the impact of marine pollution in the environment.
12th March 2017 Fairmont, Ajman- Gulf Craft's Executive Management Officer. Abeer Alshaali, officially opened the 4th Edition of the Abdulaziz bin Humaid Leadership Program with the theme 'My World', held at the Fairmont Hotel in Ajman on March 12.
Daily Mail Australia talks about Adele's R&R onboard the Majesty 122 M/Y Ghost II before her Australian tour.
Maldives Chief of Defence Force Major General Ahmed Shiyam paid a courtesy visit to the Gulf Craft shipyard in Umm Al Quwain end of February. The Gulf Craft welcoming team was headed by Chairman Mohammed Alshaali and CEO Erwin Bamps.
It's the last day of the Dubai International Boat Show and even with dark skies looming, guests still flocked to the Gulf Craft stand at the marina display area to see the variety of yachts & boats which Gulf Craft has to offer. The Majesty 155, Gulf Craft largest superyacht on display, was truly a sure hit amongst the crowd.
2nd March 2017, The Westin Dubai- Gulf Craft's Chairman, Mohammed bin Hussein Alshaali, was honored with the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at The World of Yachts Recognition Awards held at The Westin Hotel in Dubai Mina Seyahi during the Dubai International Boat Show 2017.
3rd March 2017- The Dubai Boat Show was filled with excitement as HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, entourage arrives at the show making his way to the Gulf Craft stand where the Gulf Craft team headed by Chairman Mohammed Alshaali awaits.
2nd March 2017- The show must go on rain or shine! The gloomy rainy afternoon didn't stop the yacht & boats fanatics from visiting the Gulf Craft stand at the Dubai International Boat Show. One of the highlights of the show was the visit of the Ruler of Ajman, HH Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi together with HH Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi.
Dubai, UAE – 2nd March 2017: Emirates-based Gulf Craft today revealed that it has received yet another build order for the award-winning Majesty 135.
1st March 2017- Ruler of Fujairah, HH Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi's was warmly welcomed by Gulf Craft Chairman Mohammed Alshaali during his visit at the Gulf Craft stand along with the representatives from the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Dubai, 1 March 2017 – Gulf Craft’s all-new superyacht, the Majesty 100, is proving to be a head turner at the Dubai International Boat Show, where the award-winning builder’s latest masterpiece made its global debut.
Dubai, 28th February 2017- Gulf Craft opens the show with exciting news of its 35th anniversary and new boats & yacht global launches during its press conference at the Dubai International Boat Show together with Mohammed Alshaali- Gulf Craft Chairman, Erwin Bamps- Gulf Craft CEO & special guest, Dr. Saeed Hareb- Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council & Senior Advisor to the Dubai Boat Show.
Dubai, 28 February 2017 – All eyes were on Gulf Craft at the Dubai International Boat Show, where the pioneering Emirates-based shipyard impressed guests with the largest fleet of yachts and boats on display, collectively worth well over AED 300 million and accounting for more than 20% of the total value of leisure craft on exhibit at the show. The industry trailblazer also announced multiple global debuts across its diverse portfolio of seaworthy innovations.
Gulf Craft brings together a formidable fleet to quench boat & yacht enthusiasts' thirst for new trends in boating.
Proud to be presenting you the video of the Majesty 155 & Majesty 110 cruising in the French Riviera after its successful debut at the European Boat Shows in Sept 2016.
With the build quality guaranteed by the Gulf Craft label, the Silvercraft 36 CC is a center console design which maximizes space on deck for both leisure and sporting activities. The Silvercraft 36 CC comes in two configurations with a cuddy cabin or open plan, allowing for a large seating area at the bow accommodating up to 14 people. With capacity for 4 rod holders on deck and an additional 5 holders on the aluminum T-top, this is the ideal craft for the sports fishing enthusiast.
Gulf Craft CEO Erwin Bamps was invited as one of the guest speakers at the 4th UAE Maritime Forum 2017, the UAE summit of marine and maritime Leaders. The forum was held in Abu Dhabi on the 24th of January in Abu Dhabi hosted by TASNEEF and organized by Mare Forum.
Drettmann International participates for the first time at the 2017 Dusseldorf Boat Show as Gulf Craft’s exclusive sales partner for the European continent and Russia for the builder’s flagship brand, ‘Majesty Yachts’ and the long-range ‘Nomad Yachts’ series.
Italy's famous yachting magazine, Barche, features top superyacht builder from the Emirates, Gulf Craft, in the article 'Megayachts dal deserto' (Megayachts from the desert).
The Oryx 42 is one of the largest open cruiser model in the Oryx line of sport yachts and cruisers, which includes the Oryx 43 Fly, Oryx 36 and Oryx 27.
Here are new photos of the Nomad 65 cruising in the Sydney Harbour and around the famous Sydney Opera House courtesy of our dealer, Capt. Richard Morris from Australian Superyachts.
Cannes, France- After their impressive debut at the 2016 European Boat Shows, the Majesty 155 and Majesty 110 met up at the South of France for this rare photo opportunity.
Robb Report (Australia), one of the leading luxury-lifestyle magazine features the Majesty 122 M/Y Ghost II in its Summer 2017 edition in the article 'Free Spirit'.
One of Italy's leading TV program for sailing & power boats, The Boat Show, takes a closer look at the Majesty 110, for an in-depth review of Gulf Craft's latest tri-deck superyacht.
Gulf Craft's megayacht announcement at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016 drew a lot of interest in the press. Ed Slack of Superyacht Business sat down with Gulf Craft Chairman Mohammed AlShaali and CEO Erwin Bamps for an in-depth talk about Gulf Craft's plans of transforming the shipyard in preparation for the production of megayachts.
Incumbent Vice-President of the Maldives, Abdulla Jihad, recently payed a courtesy visit at the Gulf Craft shipyard in Umm Al Quwain together with Deputy Under Secretary at the President's Office, Ilham Idris.
Gulf Craft joined the 15th edition of the 'Clean Up UAE' campaign with the theme 'A united cause for a cleaner UAE'.
Dubai, UAE 7th December 2016: The much awaited inauguration of the Dubai Canal last November 9 marked another milestone for the Dubai boating community. It spans three-kilometers starting from Business Bay into the Arabian Gulf through Safa Park and Jumeirah with width ranging from 80-120 meters and around six meters deep.
Gulf Craft proudly announces the delivery of its first Silvercraft 36 HT to India through its India representative, West Coast Marine.
Abu Dhabi, UAE: The 2016 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit will draw close to 100 yachts and boats, 20 percent of which were made in the UAE by Gulf Craft, and will be berthed for VIP viewing of the annual event.
In addition to the ever-growing Gulf Craft fleet that are already located in Singapore, Gulf Craft has delivered 2 more vessels- Nomad 65 and Silvercraft 36 HT through our Singapore representative, ProMarine Yacht Sales.
Gulf Craft has successfully concluded its participation at the Dubai Pre-owned Boat Show which was held last November 3-5. This year, four of its yachts were put on display at the Dubai Creek Marina- pre-owned Majesty 66, Majesty 48, Nomad 55 and Oryx 43 Fly inboard version. The show opened with the celebration of the UAE Flag Day on November 3. All the Gulf Craft yachts and boat are proudly Made-in-the-UAE. International guests were still surprised at the high level of quality that Gulf Craft has attained for more than 30 years of its manufacturing excellence.
Dubai, UAE – 3rd November 2016: Emirates-based Gulf Craft raised the UAE flag high and proud on board its world-class yachts on display at the Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show today.
As part of Gulf Craft’s ongoing initiative to welcome students and future leaders and entrepreneurs onboard to witness the story we tell the world, Switzerland’s Lucerne School of Business visited the Gulf Craft Shipyard just north of Dubai in connection with the Dubai Study Week.
The Majesty 122 M/Y Ghost II is the custom designed and built, 37.3-metre (122-foot) Majesty Yachts that boasts a string of ‘firsts’ and will exponentially boost the credentials of the Australian charter market and described as “the most significant superyacht to arrive in Australia for many years”. (Reference: Ocean Magazine article "Supernatural New Standard")
The September-October 2016 issue of Asia-Pacific Boating, premiere yachting magazine, features the Majesty 110 in the article, “Continuing to Amaze’, a well-fitting title for this tri-deck superyacht after receiving overwhelming response from the recently concluded European boat shows- Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Show.
In its 68th issue, Australia-based Ocean Magazine reviews Gulf Craft‘s latest tri-deck superyacht, the Majesty 110.
Ajman, UAE 9th October, 2016– The opening ceremony for the 4th edition of the Abdulaziz bin Humaid Leadership Program took place at Fairmont Ajman Hotel yesterday, and was attended by His Highness Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, HE Mohammed AlShaali, Founder and Chairman of Gulf Craft, HE Salem Al Suwaidi, Director General of the Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Yahya Al Jasmi, Managing Director of Ajman Holding, and a representative of Thumbay Group.
Gulf Craft recently concluded a successful participation at the 3rd Maldives Marine Expo held in Hulhumalé, Maldives last September 27-30. The expo, with the endorsement of the Visit Maldives Year 2016 campaign, was carried out with a great focus on marine tourism in the Maldives.
Sochi, Russia– Gulf Craft, through its representative, Admiral Yachts, participated at the Imeretinskiy Boat Show held at the Imeretinskiy Yacht Marina, Ulitsa Golubaya, Imeretinskaya Valley, Sochi last September 30- October 1.
Cannes, France - Gulf Craft, the world’s innovative builder of luxury yachts and leisure boats, is enjoying the limelight at the Cannes Yachting Festival showing off its flagship, Majesty 155, now suitably named as My Escape. The Majesty 155, proudly Made-in-the-UAE, boasts as the biggest superyacht on display at this prestigious event.
Gulf Craft Maldives signed a purchase and sale agreement with the Maldives National Defence Force (MDNF) for speed boats. Present during the signing were Mohamed Zuhair- Maldives Minister of State, Maldives National Defence Force representatives, Erwin Bamps- CEO of Gulf Craft and Terry Stamatakos- Sales Manager of Gulf Craft Maldives.
Unveiled at the 2016 Dubai International Boat Show, the Majesty 110 is the latest addition to the Superyacht Collection of the Majesty Yachts brand of Gulf Craft. A unique venture into the world of tri-deck, Gulf Craft has taken its decades of experience combined with the need to elevate the yachting experience to a different class to create the Majesty 110.
Gulf Craft has recently delivered one of its special projects, the Sea Lounge 40. Built according to the specifications laid out by our partner, Smart Own, for a Kuwaiti client allowing their management to closely inspect the work progress on their USD 3 billion over-the-water bridge project in Kuwait, the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway Project, which is one of the largest infrastructure projects to be constructed in the GCC region. The Doha Link is a 13 km long marine bridge structure crossing the south of Kuwait bay linking the Shuwaikh Port with the Doha motorway.
Recently launched at the 2016 Dubai International Boat Show, the Majesty 110 is the latest superyacht in the Majesty Yachts series of Gulf Craft. A unique venture into the world of tri-deck, Gulf Craft has taken its decades of experience combined with the need to elevate the yachting experience to a different class to create the Majesty 110.
On April 14 distinguished yacht & boat builder based in the Emirates, Gulf Craft, celebrated its 34th year with its Annual Sports Day together with its 1,500 employees. The company stands proud and recognizes the capabilities and diversity of its workforce as one of the main factors of its success as a leading manufacturer of luxury yachts & boats.
11th April 2016- Gulf Craft reaffirmed its commitment to Asia's diverse boating requirement after its successful participation at the recently concluded Singapore Yacht Show held on April 7-10 at the prestigious ONE° 15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove.
Oman's number one business magazine, Business Today, talks to Erwin Bamps, Gulf Craft's Chief Executive Officer. about what qualities that make Gulf Craft the leading luxury yacht manufacturer in the GCC, what are the significant features of Gulf Craft's Majesty Yachts brand, if the current economic crisis has affected Gulf Craft's business and what is the importance of the Oman market for Gulf Craft.
The Majesty 155 , as well as Gulf Craft's Majesty 121, are seen in the video posted by Qatar Television last March 22, 2016. This 47m Majesty Yacht dubbed M/Y Escape was launched in 2015 at a private event at the Gulf Craft shipyard in Umm Al Quwain. It was recently delivered to its owner and The Pearl-Qatar in Doha is now its new home.
Award-winning manufacturer, Gulf Craft, has conducted its latest Going Green Project at the local beaches of Umm Al Quwain. With the assistance of the UAQ Ministry of Public Works Service Department and UAQ Municipality, Gulf Craft has held a successful clean up of the beaches in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain on Saturday, February 13. The UAQ Beach Clean-up Drive is Gulf Craft's way of giving back to the community.
Award-winning yacht & boat manufacturer, Gulf Craft, successfully held its second exclusive preview in the Sultanate of Oman last January 14-16 at the Almouj Marina in Muscat.
Award-winning yacht and boat builder, Gulf Craft, together with its Thailand official representative, Go Boating Thailand, has once again made its mark at the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), Thailand’s premier boating event with the grand display of its Majesty 105, the largest superyacht showcased at the show.
15th December 2015- It was indeed a great experience for Gulf Craft being at the Masters of Luxury fair for the first time at the Amsterdam RAI held from December 10-14. The Masters of LXRY is one of the biggest luxury events in The Netherlands where elite brands and products are combined into one fabulous world-class show.
11th December 2015- Gulf Craft recently welcomed a group of 20 participants from the prestigious Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Leadership Program (ALP) to its Majesty Yachts and Nomad Yachts shipyard, where the aspiring young leaders had a unique opportunity to learn about some of the secrets of Gulf Craft business success story.
Formula 1 fever once again hit the United Arab Emirates! An international crowd flocked to Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for the 7th Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which was held from November 27-29.
Dubai, 30 November 2015 – On 25 November 2015, Emirates-based Gulf Craft welcomed a large delegation of members from the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), one of the world’s leading global trade entities representing the recreational marine industry.
We are introducing the all-new Silvercraft 31 HT- the latest boat model in the Silvercraft series of fishing boats & family cruisers of Gulf Craft. With its successful global premiere at the Qatar International Boat Show held last November 10-14 at the Mourjan Marinas in Lusail City, Doha, the Silvercraft 31 HT was one of the favorites.
Doha, 10 November 2015 – Qatar’s growing appetite for luxury sea travel met Gulf Craft’s exquisite display of the 41-metre Majesty 135, the largest superyacht on exhibit at the Qatar International Boat Show. The award-winning yacht and boat builder also presented two global premieres of its latest innovations, a first time at the show.
The 5th Dubai Pre-owned Boat Show proved to be a worthwhile platform not only for Gulf Craft's pre-owned buyers but also for customers who are looking to buy brand new yachts & boats. The Dubai Pre-owned Boat Show officially opened on November 5 held at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Entrance to the event was free.
"From small boats to yachts and superyachts, Mohammed Hussein Alshaali is the man behind the visionary achievement that is Gulf Craft. Spearheading the impeccable creativity, extensive knowledge and innovative thinking that Gulf Craft has demonstrated across three decades, he unveils how he managed to ride the wave of success amidst the currents of change."
Gulf Craft looks forward to meeting you at the 5th Dubai Pre-owned Boat Show, which will be held on November 5-7 at the Dubai Creek Marina.
With nearly 2,000 employees, and a vertically integrated business model, Gulf Craft's workforce displays a wide variety of different cultures, languages, nationalities and professions.
Dubai, 14 October 2015 – The Middle East’s dynamic economy, growing affluent population, and flourishing waterfront developments make it a promising yachting destination, but Chief Executive of UAE-based shipyard Gulf Craft, Erwin Bamps, says more needs to be done to attract sea travelers to GCC waters.
9th October 2015- Gulf Craft & Smart Own have concluded its first successful participation at the Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats expo held from October 5-7 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).
With the Majesty 135 on display at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show, Gulf Craft were not only displaying one their most recent launches, but a new phase in the future of the UAE yacht builders advancing mix of innovation and luxury.
The Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats 2015 offers a platform untapped in the global marketplace. Its an event that brings together decision makers and buyers from a geographic marketplace that includes the mighty African Continent, the growing Caspian Sea area, the Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East.
28 September 2015- Award-winning yacht & boat builder, Gulf Craft, has released the official product video of its largest superyacht, the Majesty 155. The 47 m displacement luxury motor yacht Majesty 155 has been superbly designed in partnership with Massimo Gregori Grgic, naval architect of Yankee Delta Studio from Italy.
Invictus magazine features a staggering 12-page write-up on Gulf Craft's largest superyacht to date, the Majesty 155, in their latest Summer 2015 issue (no. 12) entitled "Ship of the Desert".
At Gulf Craft, we envision a future where UAE nationals take center stage in the progress of the country’s maritime industry. Homegrown talent is key to the sustainable development and growth of any country, and we strongly share the UAE leadership’s commitment to investing in and supporting the next generation of Emirati professionals.
by Nick Burnham
Following its formal launching event at the Majesty Yachts shipyard last June 2015, the Majesty 155, is hailed as Gulf Craft‘s largest and latest superyacht model. Gulf Craft has released the new exterior and exterior photos of the Majesty 155.
The Majesty 155 is a 47m displacement superyacht designed together with Massimo Gregori Grgic, naval architect of Yankee Delta Studio from Italy. She provides supreme luxury and comfort, from an ornately designed fountain on the sundeck, surrounded by a generous seating area, to an amazing waterfall that cascades from the rear sundeck into the Jacuzzi positioned on the upper deck.
Accommodation aboard Majesty 155 yacht is provided in a gorgeous owner’s stateroom, boasting the finest fabrics as well as leathers, with counter tops constructed from cappuccino onyx and crema marfil marble. It features a balcony, as well as a breath-taking cigar lounge, with a ceiling crafted from genuine cigar leaves. The lower deck guest staterooms are finished using the best red and green onyx and botticino royal marble.
The lower deck of the Majesty 155 offers an amazing beach club, featuring a pantry, a retractable television, and a spacious lounging area. There is also a large garage behind the beach club, which can store a tender as well as two jet skis, all comfortably moved in and out with a crane.
CHECK OUT these amazing shots of our Majesty 155:
Gulf Craft has recently launched its online spare parts page for easy access to spare parts and accessory items by our clients. We have a tremendous number of spare parts and accessories available in our centralized stores in the United Arab Emirates for any Gulf Craft or non-Gulf Craft boat owners.
DUBAI, 06 July 2015: Middle East governments should consider easing restrictions on traveling between states to boost the region’s tourism industry and support the fast-developing yachting and cruise market, says Mohammed Hussein Alshaali, Chairman of the UAE-based yacht and boat builder, Gulf Craft.
Gulf Craft's elegant Majesty 88 is a luxury fly-bridge motor yacht that can easily accommodate a party of up to 40 guests between it's spacious saloon and fly-bridge area. From the fly-bridge with bar and barbecue to the saloon with its full length panoramic windows, the Majesty 88 has an imposing, yet elegant appearance.
20 June 2015- It was a perfect Saturday afternoon at the Puteri Harbour Marina in Iskandar, Malaysia to enjoy a private viewing & sea trial of the Nomad 65 and the Majesty 48 yachts.
DUBAI, 4 June 2015: Engaging and selling successfully to ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) is not possible without first taking time to understand their needs and desires, and then to establish a trusting, consultative relationship, says a top regional CEO.
Nomad Yachts is Gulf Craft's brand name for an exciting new range of cruisers. Created for the serious boater, they reflect the growing interest in the worldwide market for a craft that can offer long range cruising, along with the luxury and comfort of a mini superyacht. The Nomad Yachts range consists of the 65, 75, and the 95. and today, we take a closer look at the 20-meter 65.
Since its global launch in March 2015 at the Dubai International Boat Show, the award-winning Majesty 122 has proven to be a welcomed addition to the Majesty Superyachts collection, Gulf Craft’s line of luxury fly-bridge motor yachts that combine style and elegance with innovation to create the epitome of truly royal cruising.
Built by the UAE based shipbuilders Gulf Craft, the Majesty 122 is one of six Majesty superyachts that have thus far been launched by the brand. She features naval architecture, interior and exterior design completed in-house by Gulf Craft's Design Studio. Constructed with GRP and measuring 37.50 metres in length, she has a beam of 7.60 metres and a draft of 1.90 metres, she has a Gross Tonnage of 247 and is Bureau Veritas certified. Both inside and out, she looks every part the luxury fly-bridge superyacht she is.
7 May 2015: Gulf Craft celebrated its 33rd Annual Sports Fest at its Majesty Yachts facility in Umm Al Quwain with more than 1,500 employees of whom more than 500 participated in different sports events such as football, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, cricket, billiards, table soccer and table football along with its latest sports activity, the raft race.
25 April 2015 - Mohammed Alshaali, Chairman Gulf Craft, together with John Lee of Shanghai Bahrfuss , Gulf Craft's exclusive dealer in China met with Xi Qunfeng, Vice-President and Shen Bin, General Manager of Expo Shanghai Group for the signing of Gulf Craft's participation at the 1st Yachting Shanghai International Marine Expo 2015. The official signing was executed on-board the Majesty 105 during the Singapore Yacht Show last April 24.
Singapore, 23 April 2015: Visitors of the Singapore Yacht Show lined up to experience Gulf Craft’s largest superyacht it has ever brought to the region, the Majesty 105, and the latest innovation, the oceangoing Nomad 65 in an impressive display to show the manufacturer’s range of leisure crafts.
Gulf Craft is displaying and regionally launching the superyacht Majesty 105, finalist in World Superyacht Awards 2014, alongside the fully equipped family yacht Majesty 48 and the newest addition to its wide range of yachts and boats, the Nomad 65, at the Singapore Yacht Show. Nomad 65 is the first hybrid semi-displacement yacht under the recently established brand, Nomad Yachts.
In follow-up of the agreement signed between Gulf Craft and Abu Dhabi based Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) last March 04, 2015, Gulf Craft participated in the job fair held on April 19-20 at the campus of Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) both for the Men's and Women's colleges. Here are some of the photos taken at the said event:
The Singapore Yacht Show gives us the perfect opportunity to catch up with all our existing customers in the region – and meet with potential new ones. This year we’re particularly excited to be attending the event because it gives us the chance to show off the latest addition to our new fleet of oceangoing craft – the Nomad 65.
LONDON, April 8 2015: Gulf Craft, one of the world’s leading superyacht shipyards, will participate in the first-ever London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show, bringing its European and international customers up-to-date with the latest innovations in its range of luxury yachts, sports cruisers and leisure craft.
Gulf Craft has a reputation of building seaworthy and reliable performance vessels for well over 30 years. The yard has been providing high-quality semi-customizable craft for commercial and government entities from the early days.
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Gulf Craft recently participated in the Amwaj Marina Boat Show 2015 held last March 26-28 in Bahrain. Showcased was the new Majesty 122 together with Majesty 48, Waveshuttle 56, Oryx 27 and Oryx 42.
Majesty 105 is not your average superyacht. With it's immensely spacious interior and exterior layout, you can have the maximum liveable space on a cleverly engineered yacht. As as semi-customized boat builder, Gulf Craft gives its clients the personalised luxury they desire with more space and less clutter.
Leading International Shipyard Brings Exciting Range of Yachts, Cruisers and Leisure Craft to Bahrain
18 March 2015: Gulf Craft, one of the world’s leading superyacht shipyards, amazed Qatari guests with its latest superyacht, the Majesty 122, and its new and innovative yacht collection built for extended sea travel – Nomad Yachts – at an exclusive preview this morning of its leisure craft.
Globally acclaimed UAE yacht and boat builder, Gulf Craft, impressed visitors at the 23rd edition of the Dubai International Boat Show featuring two global launches- our latest Majesty Yachts superyacht, the Majesty 122, and the Nomad 65 from the new collection of yachts designed for the passionate seafarer, Nomad Yachts.
"Gulf Craft has grown from a yacht and boat manufacturer that is dedicated to the region’s needs – by feeding into people’s aspirations for spending time on the water, be it for fishing or leisure with family and friends – to one that is fulfilling the ever-growing demand for luxury sea travel. Our wide range of vessels now include larger and more luxurious craft tailored to the individual needs and requirements of our clients.
However, we have not stopped at the Gulf coast. While we continue to transform the aspirations of our clients in the region into a tangible reality, we are simultaneously looking at an ever-wider horizon of clients beyond the borders of the Gulf. Over the years, we have gained the loyalty of customers in neighboring countries and across continents, amplifying our global presence. People not only appreciate the quality of our build, but also our unique hospitable approach to both the product and the client, engaging boat owners in the creation of their craft for a truly personalized vessel.
Today, we remain loyal in our commitment to make yachting and boating accessible to everyone through our wide range of innovative craft. We stay true to our objective of getting people out on the water as much as possible, and we are now recognized for our ability to create oceangoing superyachts with a high level of sophistication and finish. We are still dedicated to redefining the boating experience, and we continue to listen to our customers every day in our continuous efforts to enrich change and celebrate innovation in the landscape of the dynamic yachting and boating industry."
What is it about the UAE culture which marries itself so well with the superyacht lifestyle?
"First is simply the geographic location of the UAE. The people of this country have spent most of their lives living close to the water, and so the seafaring lifestyle is deeply rooted in their culture and history, and therefore their hearts.
The people of the UAE also have a genuine appreciation for the finer things in life, and there is a strong hospitality culture in which networking is key to a flourishing business. The superyacht offers a setting that is less formal than the office, but more formal than the home – the perfect environment for not only spending time with loved ones, but also a corporate gathering.
This combination of the UAE’s waterfront geographic setting, its hospitable cultural and social values, and, of course, the financial capacity of its people, is what makes the country a favourable market for the superyacht lifestyle."
How has the state of the market affected new build and brokerage activity in the region between 2009 and 2015?
"Speaking from experience, I truly believe that this market has proven to be more resilient than the global market when it comes to yachting. People have this lifestyle in their hearts – it is not seen as a luxury, or something they might only enjoy a couple of times over the summer, but an essential part of life. As much as they breathe, people want to be on the water, and that is why there is less discretion when it comes to spending on a superyacht in this part of the world.
In fact, we have witnessed an upturn in the last few years in terms of superyacht demand. We have seen a maturing demand in which clients are requesting larger yachts, so there are higher quality relationships and bigger yacht sales."
Where do you think other markets across the world stand in relation to the UAE?
"The UAE still has a limited number of berthing spaces, and is working hard to establish new boating destinations, from The World islands to the Dubai Canal. I therefore believe that what you see today in the UAE is only a fraction of the potential that lies ahead of us, and this is what makes this country and the Gulf so appealing – its promise, rather than its present day potential. When it comes to upcoming yachting destinations, I believe the UAE will be positioned at the top of the global list."
The Dubai Boat Show opened today, what can you tell us about the new Majesty 122 you’re launching?
"The Majesty 122 is our latest superyacht model that features a design concept that we originally introduced with the Majesty 105, which is “barrier-free living”. This means the superyacht enables guests to live in-between the outdoor and indoor environment, allowing them to experience the best of both worlds. With large windows, extended balconies, and sliding doors, you feel like you are in a luxurious loft overseeing the water. The entire setting feels flowy and breezy – it is about outdoor living stretched into the interior.
The Majesty 122 was inspired by both market growth and client needs, and about bringing guests into the yacht to experience an outdoor lifestyle. With unrivalled on-deck lounging areas a characterizing feature of this new craft, the Majesty 122 also allows yacht owners to host more friends and loved ones and share the “barrier-free living” experience. It not only feeds into the regional and global demand in the charter business for larger yachts, but also fulfils the requirement in the private market for spacious living.
The Majesty 122 provides yacht owners with the full capacity to entertain – featuring a fully equipped galley, five en-suite staterooms that can accommodate up to 10 guests, and a garage at the rear of the superyacht that can hold a tender and two three-seater watercrafts. And, of course, deep within the superyacht, behind the panels, lies the engine room with highly sophisticated technology. The Majesty 122 is truly one of the best oceangoing yachts that we have to offer."
How does it represent a change in the Gulf Craft fleet?
"It is not a change, but more an enhancement of what we are doing. It is an indication of our innovative capability to continue redefining the yachting experience, a representation of our growth and our philosophy in which we build crafts around the client and evolving market requirements by constantly thinking outside the box."
How important is the Dubai Boat Show to Gulf Craft’s overall annual sales activity?
"The Dubai International Boat Show is one of the key platforms for us to globally launch our creations, and in this way, it has a greater ripple effect on our activity for the rest of the year. It is the place where we not only unveil our new models, but also where we reconnect with our clients and share our new strategy with the world. The show is a starting point for sales activity for most of our new models, and it creates quite significant business for us in the upcoming months."
How is Gulf Craft expanding into 2015?
"The construction of our new world-class facility in Dubai Maritime City for the manufacturing of mega and superyachts will commence very soon. We are actively hiring new employees, and we have many new models not only being released at the Dubai International Boat Show, but also on the drawing board for launch later in 2015. We are making investments not only in the immediate short-term, but also in the long-term in our approach to fulfilling the evolving needs of the market.
We will continue to push the envelope and use our customer insights to inspire crafts that are built around their requirements. Based on the unwavering trust and enthusiasm that we continuously receive from our clientele, we believe that this is the right time for us to invest and make a difference in the yachting industry, both on a regional and global level."
DUBAI, 03 March 2015: Globally recognized UAE yacht and boat builder, Gulf Craft, impressed visitors at the Dubai International Boat Show today with two global launches, featuring their latest superyacht, the Majesty 122, and the Nomad 65 from the new collection of yachts designed for the passionate seafarer.
Quoted from The National Newspaper, February 18, 2015, by Gillian Duncan :
KUWAIT CITY, 3 February 2015: Gulf Craft, one of the world’s leading superyacht-building shipyards, is showcasing its exciting range of luxury superyachts, sport cruisers, and leisure craft at the Kuwait Yacht Show – including the largest superyacht to ever enter the Kuwait market, the Majesty 122.
In response to the initiative of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to support the "Tarahamo" campaign, Gulf Craft has donated a sum of AED 500,000 to help support thousands of Syrian refugees from the Levant region.
Delegation of High-Profile Businessmen Inspired by Achievements of Leading Superyacht Builder
To reinforce Gulf Craft’s continuous global expansion, the yard has its presence in the superyacht hall of the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2015, the largest indoor boat show in the world. Located in Hall 6, stand number 6D-30, Gulf Craft staff along with its international dealers is looking forward to see you.
Gulf Craft, one of the world’s leading superyacht-building shipyards, has completed its successful participation at the Phuket International Boat Show, PIMEX, where the company has showcased its line-up of luxury yachts and boats .
Gulf Craft, one of the world’s leading superyacht-building shipyards, will be highlighting its support for Asia’s maritime industry at PIMEX, the Phuket International Boat Show, where the company will showcase its line-up of luxury yachts and boats for the 12th consecutive year.
For the 12th consecutive year, Gulf Craft, together with Go Boating Thailand, will be participating in one of South-east Asia's most anticipated and luxurious boat shows, the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), bringing its exciting line-up of luxury yachts and boats to the forefront of Asia’s maritime scene. The show runs from Thursday, January 8 until Sunday, January 11.
Gulf Craft, one of the top 10 superyacht builders in the world and 2014 Shipyard of the Year awardee, not only builds yachts and boats. Aside from its corporate social responsibility programs, Gulf Craft also welcomes traineeships and requests for activities such as educational tours from different universities and technical institutes.
Gulf Craft's CEO, Erwin Bamps, has been invited as one of the keynote speakers at the 4th Annual CET (Customer Engagement Technology) Middle East conference held last November 25, 2014 at the Sofitel Dubai, The Palm with the theme, "Discover the World of Customer Engagement Technology".
November 26, 2014 – Gulf Craft, one of the world’s top 10 superyacht-building shipyards, has launched a new online portal to list yachts and boats for resale.
November 25, 2014 – Gulf Craft’s newest entry-level yacht, Majesty 48, has arrived in Thailand, just as the country prepares to host one of its largest boating events, the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show.
Entering its 6th year, the 2014 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX took place on the 21, 22, 23 November around the YAS Marina in Abu Dhabi. With more choice than ever before, Middle East’s most iconic event was the standout sporting event of the year and offered all visitors an unparalleled social and sporting experience.
Erwin Bamps, Gulf Craft CEO, was interviewed last month by The Superyacht Report for a special feature on recently appointed CEOs and other top management positions and taking their insights on their thoughts on a recovering industry and also to get their stories on how to get to the top as well as their future plans.
Shipyard’s Majesty 101 to be the biggest superyacht in attendance at this year’s show
Freehold plot of approximate 900,000 square feet will include facilities for the manufacture of luxury mega and superyachts
Erwin Bamps has for several years been known throughout the yachting sector in the Middle East as the driving force behind the staggering growth exhibited by Gulf Craft in recent years. Today, the company is one of the top ten superyacht builders in the world.
Gulf Craft have worked hard over the past decade or so to cement their reputation in the region and the world as a high-end semi-custom superyacht shipyard. Now, the Middle East’s leading yacht builder is testing the market in ways it never has before, with a value-for-money Majesty 48 fly-bridge motor yacht that cannot be customized at all.
“Gulf Craft has adopted an innovative approach to yacht and boat making that has been praised internationally for its intelligent use of form and function” – CEO, Erwin Bamps
Last April 2014 Gulf Craft conducted a beach clean-up of the Umm Al Quwain coastline with 50 Gulf Craft employees.
Gulf Craft had focused on innovation and on careful selection of the highest quality of raw materials, and took special care and attention in making the luxurious and exceptional valued Majesty 48- Al Marasi magazine reports.
Boat Owner first came across the Gulf 75 Exp on an Umm al-Quwain factory visit earlier this year. Back then, only her white hull and superstructure were completed, but already, her classic Gulf Craft traits of big glass areas and huge amounts of entertaining space were clearly obvious - and all wrapped up in 75-feet of stylish, compact and ultra-trendy explorer.
With an excellent sea-handling capability, the Majesty 88 has a luxurious interior for sophisticated people. From the fly-bridge and wrap-around seating, Jacuzzi, barbecue and saloon, this yacht comes with full length panoramic windows and large curved center openings. The sliding door gives access to the aft deck and the saloon comes with an entertainment center. Moreover, the accommodation includes 2 stateroom suites, a master suite, with en-suite bathrooms.
As the global economy continues to pick up steam in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, businesses are looking for opportunities to grow.
The fourth Australian Superyacht and Marine Export (ASMEX) conference was hailed "the next level" of success on previous events.
Luxury brands such Harvey Nichols, Stella McCartney, Michael Kors, Saint Laurent Paris just to name a few, were brought recently on board our Majesty 105 for a photo shoot at the Majesty Yachts shipyard in Umm Al Quwain for the August 2014 issue of the Haya Magazine, a weekly high-end fashion and beauty magazine.
Erwin Bamps, CEO, Gulf Craft, takes TRENDS through the process of buying a luxury yacht and explains the changing involvement of current customers with increasingly tailor-made vessels.
The Oryx 40 Fly combines power and performance in a stylish package
The Waveshuttle 56 was relaunched at the 2014 Dubai International Boat Show with a revamped exterior and interior design. After a successful run for more than 15 years, Gulf Craft has restyled and re-engineered the Waveshuttle 56 with a sleek exterior with panoramic windows to enjoy the view outside and interior that is at par with modern luxury yachts.
Waveshuttle 56 -VIP Version
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Waveshuttle 56- Ferry Version
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The Majesty 70 boasts exquisite design and engineering. The 22 m yacht is specifically designed with panoramic side window that creates an "out on the water" impression while seated in its spacious salon.
Gulf Craft, named one of the world’s top 10 superyacht builders, launched the Gulf 75 Exp, sister model of the Gulf 95 Exp in the Gulf Collection series, at the Dubai International Boat Show in 2013. In the 2014 Dubai International Boat Show, Gulf Craft has showcased another design sample of this versatile yacht.
The Majesty 135's sophisticated design and engineering is the epitome of luxurious & exclusive elegance.
Gulf Craft has recently released the third Majesty 135 virtual tour in our Majesty yachts website. Explore and navigate your way on-board of one of the biggest superyachts in our Majesty Yachts series.
Promotion rewards Bamps’ 12 years in the company and sterling success in growing its international scale and presence
Gulf Craft has recently launched the latest virtual tour of the Majesty 56, still undeniably, one of the most popular yacht sizes in our Majesty Yachts series. Along with the superb performance of its iconic hull design, the key design goals in the development of this yacht has been its unique styling as well as its efficient and effective space utilization. As a result, the Majesty 56 is a comfortable family yacht with a spacious living area than any yacht in her range.
Launched in 2013, the Gulf 75 Exp's "living on water" concept keeps the idea of luxurious living on the water at the core of its design, boasting of a wider beam that supports large outdoor and indoor living areas, a spacious fly-bridge, wrap-around windows and a bright, well-lit interior that’s conducive to extended periods of living on the water.
Gulf Craft says the motivation of the Arab luxury consumer is evolving from a flashy statement of wealth to pride in creation and a desire for privacy and individuality
On May 29, 2014, Paul Holmes, Founder of the Holmes Group ran and moderated a roundtable at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, Dubai, discussing the transformation of the PR & Communications Industry in the MENA region today ,featuring experts from the public relations industry in the Middle East. Erwin Bamps, Chief Operating Officer of Gulf Craft, was one of the 5 roundtable members.
Top superyacht builder says luxury yachts continue to define the city’s elite lifestyle
The 10th edition of the Asia Boating Awards, jointly organised by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines, was held on May 9 at Hotel ICON in Hong Kong. Honouring the yachting industry’s best in Asia and internationally, the awards presentation was held on the first night of the annual Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show, one of the region’s premier yachting exhibitions.
Three-day Gulf Craft exclusive showcase expects to capitalize on Oman’s potential as an expanding leisure marine market in the Middle East
Majesty 135 to lead the line-up of luxury superyachts, sport cruisers and leisure craft to be displayed at The Wave Muscat from May 1st -3rd
Gulf Craft, one of the world’s top 10 superyacht building shipyards, goes green! With the assistance of the UAQ Ministry of Public Works Service Department, Gulf Craft conducted a clean up of the local beaches in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain last April 14. The UAQ Beach Clean-up Drive is Gulf Craft's way of giving back to the community.
Gulf Craft, one of the world’s top 10 superyacht building shipyards, in cooperation with its official Majesty Yachts representative in China, Shanghai Bahrfuss Yacht Sales Co. Ltd., participated at the 19th China (Shanghai) International Boat Show held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center last April 10-13.
Gulf Craft's featured yacht this April is the Majesty 48. The Majesty 48 was recently launched at the 22nd Dubai International Boat Show last March 2014. It's eye-catching exterior design sets it apart from the rest of the yacht models in its range.
March 19, 2014 – Gulf Craft, recently named one of the world’s top 10 superyacht builders, has docked in Doha with its most impressive fleet of luxury superyachts, sport cruisers and leisure craft ever to be showcased in Qatar, led by its largest superyacht – the Majesty 135.
Gulf Craft, one of the world’s top 10 superyacht building shipyards, in cooperation with Aurora Yachts & Boats Trading (Qatar), returns once again to one of the most fabulous yachting and boating destinations in the GCC– Doha, with its third Exclusive Preview of its latest releases of Majesty Yachts, Oryx and Silvercraft leisure craft for the Qatar market.
March 18, 2014 – Gulf Craft, recently named one of the world’s top 10 superyacht builders, will be showcasing a line-up of luxury superyachts, sport cruisers and leisure craft at the "Gulf Craft Exclusive Preview" event taking place from March 19- 21 at the Porto Arabia, La Croisette at The Pearl in Doha, Qatar, in association with its local Majesty Yachts distributor, Aurora Yachts & Boats Trading.
Gulf Craft, one of the world’s top 10 superyacht building shipyards, in cooperation with Aurora Yachts & Boats Trading (Qatar), will return once again to one of the most fabulous yachting and boating destinations in the GCC– Doha, with its third Exclusive Preview of its Majesty Yachts, Oryx, Silvercraft and Utility Series for the Qatar market.
Gulf Craft, recently named one of the world’s top 10 superyacht builders, exhibited at the Dubai International Boat Show, featuring its latest superyacht models including the Majesty 135, Majesty 121 and Majesty 105 along with the Gulf 75 Exp on March 4-8 at the Dubai International Marine Club in Mina Seyahi, Dubai.
March 4, 2014 – Gulf Craft, recently named one of the world’s top 10 superyacht builders, will be exhibiting at the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) 2014, spotlighting its newest superyacht models which include the Majesty 135 (Winner of the "Best Asia Built Yacht' at the 2013 Asia Boating Awards), the Majesty 121 and the Majesty 105 (shortlisted for Boat International’s 2014 World Superyacht Awards).
Homegrown yacht builder Gulf Craft breaks into the list of the World’s Top 10 superyacht shipyards, moving up from previous ranking of 17
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The Majesty 70 is an exquisite celebration of light. The panoramic side window design creates the impression you are out on the water while seated in the spacious salon. It has resulted in a yacht design with an exclusive presence and striking profile.
The first Qatar International Boat Show 2013 which was held recently in Doha from November 12 till 16, hosted events both on land and in the water, with 64 international and local exhibitors attending, displaying 39 boats afloat and seven ashore.
Some believe luxury brands are only luxurious because of them being perceived to be distant and nearly unobtainable. At Gulf Craft we believe that luxury can be welcoming and accessible, warm and personal, without loosing its lustre. That's why we see social media as an essential communication channel to tell our story and reach out to our customers.
Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, Europe's leading in-water boat show will open the yacht show season with almost 600 craft on display.
Tony Nixey of Go Boating Thailand is all smiles having finally relocated to a prominent office location in Royal Phuket Marina. He is now located within sight of the outside walkways and right behind the Coffee shop "Les Anges".
Gulf Craft's August Newsletter has been dressed up for the Summer. We have designed a neat new look for our regular news update.
The Sydney International Boat Show is Australia's premier boat show that started already in 1968. The show includes six halls of undercover displays at Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre as well as a specially built marina in Cockle Bay.
Come and check out our newly updated Silvercraft website! It's playful, informative, tablet PC adapted - tell us what you think of it.
Roadshow answers Qatar’s strong market interest in larger-sized yachts and novel designs
Gulf Craft and its Thailand representative Go Boating Thailand will be showcasing Majesty 56, Oryx 40 Open, Silvercraft 38 CC, Silvercraft 36 HT and Silvercraft 34 at the Phuket International Boat Show PIMEX 2013. The Silvercraft models on display are all premieres for the South-East Asia region. Come and visit us!
Here is the teaser video showing three of Gulf Craft's superyachts cruising together towards the Dubai International Boat Show. The three-deck Majesty 135 and Majesty 125 yachts are accompanied by the raised pilothouse Majesty 105.
Gulf Craft launched another Majesty 125 superyacht just ahead of the Dubai International Boat Show 2013.
The recent expansion in Dubai mega projects, which includes Bluewaters Island and Mohamed Bin Rashid City will help enhance the status of the Dubai International Boat Show as a major catalyst to lift the boat industry in the UAE and GCC overall, Saeed Hareb, Senior Advisor of Dubai International Boat Show, told media yesterday.
Mr. Jake Kavanagh, free-lance writer for Superyacht Business magazine, paid an in-depth visit to Gulf Craft recently. In this video, Erwin Bamps, Chief Operating Officer, is taking Jake on a personal tour of the Majesty Yachts shipyard.
Kuwait boating market increasingly showing demand not just for features relating to performance but also for those promoting luxury and comfort
Gulf Craft and MTU have a long-standing relationship, partners in providing high-tech reliable yachting experiences to our customers. With a global distribution and support requirement of our products, Gulf Craft is pleased to be associated with an equally committed partner like MTU.
Heavy investment in new equipment, hands-on local knowledge and an incentivised staff is all providing Ajman-based Gulf Craft with a strong order book.
Boot 2013 took place in Düsseldorf between 19 and 27 January 2013, with 1,674 exhibitors from 63 countries displaying anything from surf boards to superyachts. Majesty Yachts was also present, with Gulf Craft being a regular exhibitor in this major nautical lifestyle event for the European market over the past decade.
On January 16, 2013, Mr. David Kohler, Chairman and President of Kohler, and Mr. Buti Saeed Mohammed Al Ghandi, Managing Director of Saeed Mohammed Al Ghandi & Sons, paid a visit to Gulf Craft's Majesty Yachts shipyard in the United Arab Emirates, where they were welcomed by Erwin Bamps, Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Mostafa Agib, Operations Technical Manager, and Tom Jose, Purchase Manager for Majesty Yachts.
Opening of new marinas and increased demand for larger sized yachts evidence of a maturing market
Majesty Yachts are definitely in fashion ! For those who look beyond the amazing haute couture and the models, notice the distinctive details of an equally ravishing beauty: one of our Majesty 105 superyachts.
If you are not yet one of the lucky owners of an Oryx 42 sport cruiser, there is still a way to experience the striking interiors that are featured in our Oryx Sport Yachts & Cruisers.
The inaugural two-day China Marina Conference was held at Nansha Marina, Guangzhou, October 10-11, 2012, attracting more than 100 delegates locally and overseas. It was the largest turnout of boating industry professionals during a conference in Southern China.
Gulf Craft's range of Silvercraft fishing and family boats are no unfamilair sight in China. But the Silvercraft 34 has only been introduced recently, and has found a prompt fan base amongst weathered fishermen in places as far away from the Equator as Dalian in Northern China. Located almost in the middle between Beijing and the Chinese border with North-Korea, Dalian has its share of rough weather and frightening waves. No challenge for the Silvercraft 34 though.[gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
Virtual tours remain the second best way to experience the amazing diversity of interiors that are featured in our Majesty Yachts. Hence no wonder these sections are the most visited on our websites!
We have just added a new virtual tour to our Majesty Yachts website ! Click the below picture for an interactive tour of our Majesty 135, or alternatively visit us directly on our website : http://www.majesty-yachts.com/superyachts/majesty-135-virtual/
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This article is based on an interview taken during the 2012 Mumbai International Boat Show, held from 23rd to 26th of February, 2012, at the Bandra Kurla Complex.
The inaugural edition of the Ajman Industrial Exhibition was opened yesterday by His Highness Shaikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council member and Ruler of Ajman.
The Hainan Rendez-vous 2012 event, held in Sanya on the island of Hainan in China ear