Gulf Craft Oct 9, 2016 5:40:00 PM 5 min read

Interview: Gulf Craft on the Superyacht Culture of the UAE by

Ms. Shari Liu Grimaldi, Luxury Director & Media Anchor at sits down with Gulf Craft CEO, Erwin Bamps for an exclusive interview at their Breaking News Center during the Monaco Yacht Show. Original article & video courtesy of

CEO of Gulf Craft Erwin Bamps has been at the heart of Gulf Craft for years, pushing the notion of excellence on the water throughout his team, its products, and sharing his views on ethical yacht building across the industry. We speak to Erwin to find out more about the UAE’s top superyacht builder and how their approach brings something new to the global forum. Liu Grimaldi, Luxury Director & Media Anchor of with Erwin Bamps, CEO of Gulf Craft

Gulf Craft begins by sharing why the UAE is the ideal place to take on such vast and spectacular creations like their newest release the Majesty 155, as well as how marketing to Emirati clients remains full of promise and possibility.

“There’s a very strong boating and yachting heritage in the UAE, looking from desert to the water is the most striking feature of the Emirates.”

“We believe not only do we have an asset there in terms of the market and the type of buyers today, Arabs have a large representation in the superyacht industry in terms of buyers, but also we have a workforce around us from India to Southeast Asia, to the Gulf itself.”

Emirates-based Shipyard shares how creations such as the Majesty 155 pave the way in illustrating Gulf Craft’s creative concepts and vision of innovation. “The Escape Majesty 155, the 47 metre here, is trying to show people what we’re trying to do in terms of finishing, detailing, styling and engineering.”