Roadshow answers Qatar’s strong market interest in larger-sized yachts and novel designs
Doha, Qatar, 28 March, 2013 - Gulf Craft returns to Doha with its second exclusive display of Superyachts and yachts for the Qatari market in as many years.
The ‘Majesty Yachts Exclusive Preview’ event will dock at The Pearl Qatar from March 28th to 30th and will witness the Qatari premiere of a new Majesty 125 – Gulf Craft’s second-largest superyacht model, and a brand new Majesty 105 – a revolutionary superyacht model that received high praise for its excellent outdoor entertainment capabilities at the recently concluded Dubai International Boat Show 2013, and at last year’s Dubai edition where the model was launched.
The yacht line-up will also feature other popular Gulf Craft models including the Majesty 56, Majesty 63 and the Majesty 70.
“Qatar is a market that is highly boating oriented and a booming one for Gulf Craft. We have delivered a number of yachts and superyachts to Qatar in recent years, a development which has coincided with the number of new marinas that have come online in the country,” says Mohamed AlShaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft.
“There is a high interest in larger-sized yachts, to almost the same degree as in the UAE. We consider Qatar a home market and following the interest received at the Dubai Boat Show, we were keen to showcase some of our most popular models to the Qataris on their home turf,” he added. “We presented a similar showcase in late 2011 which was very positively met and indicated a very strong interest in what we bring to the market.”
Erwin Bamps, Chief Operating Officer, added: “The appetite for larger yachts in the Gulf market has progressed in line with Gulf Craft’s own inroads into the global superyacht industry. We have completed 7 superyachts above 30m in the past year alone, a significant slice of the international pie considering the global superyacht order deliveries in 2012 stood at only just over 200 yachts.”
He continued: “As the leader in the boat and yachting market in Qatar, we are strongly committed to this market and have strong dealer partnerships that ensure that our clients are fully supported in terms of technical support and maintenance.“
Visitors to the Majesty Yachts Exclusive Preview will be able to tour the superyachts on display from 4pm – 10pm, March 28th-30th, with a special “Ladies Only” viewing arranged for the morning of March 30th from 10am - 3pm.
Notes for Editors:
Gulf Craft is a major manufacturer of luxury yachts and fiberglass boats, one of an elite circle of boat builders worldwide with the capability to produce composite superyachts of larger than 45m in overall length. Founded in the United Arab Emirates in 1982, Gulf Craft has built a distinguished reputation as a builder of a wide diversity of vessels, ranging from fishing and family boats to semi-customized luxury superyachts.
With an annual production capacity of around 500 craft and expertise built over three decades in the business, Gulf Craft has a presence in all boating markets globally through its Majesty Yachts, Oryx and Silvercraft brands. In addition, Gulf Craft has the capability to provide not only boat maintenance and re-fit services, but also advisory and assistance on all aspects of boat ownership, from design to mooring, registration, operation and trade-in.