The world’s largest luxury composite yacht has been unveiled by a shipyard in the United Arab Emirates.
Gulf Craft which is based in the Emirate of Ajman, which is one of the seven states of the United Arab Emirates, has now unveiled its Majesty 175 with the first one launched in front of its proud new owner, a local businessman.
The UAE is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and cities like Abu Dhabi and Dubai frequently among the top 15, making the location a good place for the company to do business.
The official launch marked the end of a four-year effort since the announcement at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2016.
With a length of 54 metres (177 feet) and a beam of 9.6 metres (31.5 feet), the Majesty 175 is Gulf Craft’s largest yacht to date and also the largest composite yacht in the world. A composite yacht is one where the hull is made of different materials like carbon fibre and vinyl ester in this case to give greater strength and less weight.
In a statement sent to Newsflash, they said that the yacht “cements the shipyard’s position as a leader on the global superyacht stage”.
Gulf Craft’s Chairman Mohammed Hussein Alshaali said: “This is a very special day in the history of Gulf Craft. I’m proud of everyone who contributed to this magnificent jewel and to launch it today as the largest composite production megayacht in the world.
“This project took 4 years of hard work and dedication from the entire team to manufacture. I believe that with building the Majesty 175, we have set a new trend in the market that many shipyards in the world will follow.”
Italian designer Cristiano Gatto created the lines for the interior and exterior, while the naval architecture was provided by Massimo Gregori of the Yankee Delta Studio, who was also responsible for the hull of the shipyard’s Majesty 155.
With a gross tonnage of 780, the Majesty 175 offers accommodations for 14 guests in 7 staterooms. The owner’s suite is situated forward of the upper deck allowing dual side access to a 5-metre-long pool and there are 6 large crew cabins as well as a private captain accommodation.
She is propelled by two fixed pitch six blade propellers powered by twin heavy duty MTU engines 12V 4000 M63 developing 1500kW each. Her onboard electrical supply comes from a pair of 175 kW Kohler generators, and is equipped with two pairs or TRAC fin stabilizers giving it a full speed of 16.5 knots.
At a cruising speed of 10 knots she has a range of 4,000 nm, making her a transoceanic vessel. All safety equipment required for a yacht over 500GT has also been installed including a SOLAS rescue boat and an emergency generator.
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