Gulf Craft’s flagship Majesty 175, successfully completed her maiden sea trial. The yacht, which is due for delivery later this year, was sold to a prominent UAE businessman.
During Majesty 175’s first sea trial, she reached a top speed of 17 knots powered by her twin MTU 12V 4000 M63 engines, delivering 1500kW each.
Built to the specifications outlined by the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for yachts over 500 GT, Majesty 175 has a beam of 31ft 6in (9.62 meters). Despite its gross tonnage (GT) of 780, she can cruise even through low-draft areas, drawing just over 7-feet (2.25 meters) of water, as she is built using advanced composite materials such as carbon fiber and vinylester.
Majesty 175’s exterior and interior design are by the award-winning Cristiano Gatto Design Studio in Italy. The naval architecture is by Massimo Gregori of the Yankee Delta Studio. Majesty 175’s stand-out features include a 5-metre infinity pool at the forward deck and a hybrid sky-lounge that can be converted to an open sun deck. The smart layout accommodates guests in seven lavish staterooms and a crew of up to 10 members with six large crew cabins and a private captain accommodation.
HE Mohamed Hussein Alshaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft, said, “The success of Majesty 175’s maiden sea trial highlights the world-class megayacht construction competencies of the company. “When we announced Majesty 175 at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show, we had a single-minded goal: To create a masterpiece megayacht with exceptional design and performance standards. Our team worked for four years at our facility in Umm Al Quwain to build this magnificent composite megayacht, our largest project to date.”
At the helm during the Majesty 175’s maiden sea trial was Captain Patricia Caswell, Gulf Craft’s Quality Control Manager. She said: “We are excited to have taken this beauty out to sea. She has performed brilliantly on her first sea trial covering multiple factors, including the engines at full speed, the pair of generators, and fin stabilizers as well as the navigation and telecommunication systems. Preliminary noise and vibration levels are outstanding, and these will continue to improve when the entire interior elements are completed.”
With two fixed pitch six-blade propellers, Majesty 175’s electricity supply comes from 175 kW Kohler generators and two pairs of TRAC fin stabilizers. Safety features include a SOLAS rescue boat and an emergency generator.
Majesty 175: Facts at a Glance
- World’s largest production composite megayacht
- Exterior and interior design: Cristiano Gatto Design Studio in Italy
- Naval architecture: Massimo Gregori of the Yankee Delta Studio
- Total time for completion: 4 years
- Beam: 31 ft 6 in (9.62 m)
- Displacement: 503.8 t @ 2.05 m draft.
- Gross Tonnage (GT): 780 GT
- Fuel Capacity: 16,247 US gallons (61,503 liters)
- Generators: 2 x Kohler 175 kW, 50 Hz
- Engines: 2 x MTU 2012 HP, 1500 kW