About

Gulf Craft

As UAE's pioneering shipyard set up in 1982, Gulf Craft continues to enthrall the world with the finest "Made in UAE" luxury yachts and leisure boats. The growing portfolio features the ultra luxury series of Majesty Yachts, the ocean-going Nomad Yachts, Silvercraft fishing boats, Oryx sport cruisers, and the Utility Series of touring, passenger and multipurpose transportation vessels.

With great emphasis on advanced technology, naval engineering, research and development, Gulf Craft builds ocean-going crafts ranging from 31 to 175 feet in length at its state-of-the-art shipyards in the UAE.

A work ethos of 'innovation with passion has been influential in making Gulf Craft as one of the top seven shipyards in the world, backed by a strong global network spanning Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Gulf Craft envisages success not as the reward for its innovation, but as a motivation to set out on a path of difference, with dedication and commitment, while creating ocean-going masterpieces that truly belong to the waters of the world. 

Our Story

1982

Gulf Craft in 1982

With a modest 218,000 square foot facility in Ajman, UAE, Gulf Craft initially produced 14 foot runabouts for the local market. Sport Fishing 24 was Gulf Craft's first fishing boat.

1985

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Gulf Craft introduced two of its legendary boats- Hamoor 30 and Ambassador 24.

1989

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Gulf Craft introduced another model of its famous 31 feet series and called it the Dolphin 31.

1992

The Adora 53 by Gulf Craft

The Adora 53, the first complex yacht to be built by Gulf Craft was launched. This craft remained as one of the most desirable and popular yacht models in the Middle East for years to come.

1997

Launch of the Majesty 86 by Gulf Craft

Majesty 86 launched.

2000

Gulf Craft expands to the Maldives

The 100,000 square foot facility producing top quality yachts, pleasure boats, and rapid transport vessels was launched in the Maldives.

2001

Gulf Craft opens in Umm Al Quwain

Gulf Craft’s largest manufacturing facility opened in Umm Al Quwain in the Middle East, complete with 150 ton travel lift and launching bay. Millenium 118, Gulf Craft's first superyacht over 30m, was launched.

2003

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Gulf Craft launched the brand and product range Majesty Yachts in an ambitious drive to develop the region’s first full line-up of luxury yachts.

2002

2006

Oryx Sport Yachts & Cruisers

Gulf Craft introduced the Oryx product line to fill an existing gap between large yachts and small pleasure craft. Specializing in sport yachts and open cruisers, Gulf Craft's Oryx brand gained recognition among a younger target market.

2008

Silvercraft Fishing Boats & Family Cruisers

Born from the 27 years boat building experience, the Silvercraft range was established to represent Gulf Craft’s wide and diverse range of smaller family and fishing boats.

2011

Gulf Craft launches the Gulf 95 Exp

Gulf Craft launched the Gulf 95 Exp at the Dubai International Boat Show – presented a new approach to explorer yacht design that maximizes onboard living space and comfort.

2012

Gulf Craft launches the Majesty 135

Gulf Craft launched its largest superyacht ever built – the Majesty 135 – further solidifying the company’s position as a major player in the prestigious global superyacht market.

2014

Gulf Craft Shipyard

Gulf Craft has clinched a top 10 ranking among the world superyacht-building shipyards, according to the Boat International Global Order book report. Majesty 105 was announced as a finalist of The World Superyacht Awards 2014.

2015

Gulf Craft launches the Majesty 155

Gulf Craft launched its present-day flagship Majesty 155, showing customer confidence in the yard’s products. Catering to an evergrowing demand for long-range, fuel efficient yachts, Gulf Craft also introduced the Nomad Yachts brand.

2016

Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder at Singapore Yacht Show

During a private event at the Singapore Yacht Show, Gulf Craft received the 2016 ‘Best Asian Motor Yacht Builder’ award, underlining the Emirates-based manufacturer’s global recognition for its commitment to quality and innovation.

2016

The Majesty 122 wins 'Quality and Value Award'

Gulf Craft was recognized for its unique ability to deliver both quality and value to its clientele by one of the most coveted recognitions in the international superyacht manufacturing industry, the World Superyacht Awards. The Majesty 122 (M/Y Nashwan) competed against 66 internationally produced superyachts & won the ‘Quality and Value Award’ marking yet another milestone for Gulf Craft.

2016

The Majesty 200 by Gulf Craft, UAE

Gulf Craft announced plans to start manufacturing megayachts marking the Emirates-based builder’s entry into the exclusive league of global megayacht manufacturers. The announcement was made at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show, where Gulf Craft revealed the riveting new concept designs for the 61-meter Majesty 200 and the 53-meter Majesty 175.

2017

Gulf Craft Celebrates 35 Years!

Dubai International Boat Show 2017 marked a great milestone for Gulf Craft as the company celebrates 35 years. Gulf Craft launched numerous models at the show including the super Majesty 100, first of a kind Silvercraft 48 HT and the Silvercraft 36 HT Cabin.

2017

 Majesty 155 Wins Best Asian Built Yacht

Named ‘Best Asian Built Yacht’ at the 2017 edition of the Asia Boating Awards, the Majesty 155 is Gulf Craft’s flagship superyacht and is also the largest semi-production superyacht built in the Emirates. The model was recognized for her ability to combine unparalleled seagoing performance with timeless luxury.

2017

Gulf Craft successfully revamped its corporate logo

2018

In January 2018, Gulf Craft’s Majesty 100 won ‘Best Asian-Built Motor yacht over 30m’ at the 2018 Christofle Yacht Style Awards held in Thailand.

2018

In March 2018, Gulf Craft launched the Majesty 140, Majesty 62, Touring 48 at the Dubai International Boat Show

2018

Gulf Craft ranked 7th place in the global ranking of international shipyards published by The Superyacht Group.

2018

Gulf Craft wins Asia Boating Awards 2018 Best Asian Yacht Builder

In April 2018, Gulf Craft wins Asia Boating Awards 2018 Best Asian Yacht Builder.

2018

In Sept 2018, Gulf Craft’s Majesty 140 won the “Best Yacht Layout” award at the World Yacht Trophies held in Cannes, France.

2018

In October 2018, Gulf Craft Chairman Mohammed Alshaali was honored as 'Business Person of the Year' by the International Superyacht Society at the 2018 ISS Design and Leadership Awards in Florida.

2019

In January 2019, Gulf Craft’s Majesty 62 won the “Best Asia-Built Motor Yacht (15-24m)” award at the Christofle Yacht Style Awards held in Phuket, Thailand.

2019

Oryx 379

In March 2019, Gulf Craft launched the Next Generation of Oryx Sport Cruisers. A step forward with a new brand DNA, the new Oryx 379 has been designed by the upcoming Emirati designer, Hussein M. AlShaali. The completely restyled chic 37-foot sport cruiser boasts an impressive use of space. It can sleep 4 guests in absolute comfort.

2019

Nomad SUV Fleet

Foreseeing a great market potential for practical, long-range luxury yachts, Gulf Craft launched three brand new Nomad Yachts called the SUV (Sports Utility Vessel) Collection at the Dubai International Boat Show. The Nomad 95 SUV, Nomad 75 SUV, and Nomad 65 SUV all feature semi-displacement hybrid hulls designed to withstand any sea condition and are able to travel long distances.

2019

Majesty 140

Majesty Yachts wins Best Interior Design award for Majesty 140 in the category of 30-50m at the 18th edition of the World Yachts Trophies at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The newly unveiled Majesty 140’s interiors are designed in collaboration with Christiano Gatto Design Team. It is an elegant 43m superyacht that offers unrivaled luxury and great performance.

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