Four years in the making, the 54-metre Majesty 175 is now the world’s largest composite production megayacht
| 14 January 2021
Gulf Craft’s 54-metre flagship megayacht, Majesty 175, has successfully completed her maiden sea trial. The yacht, which is due for delivery later this year, is now the largest composite production yacht in the world and has been sold to a prominent UAE businessman.
The project was first announced at Monaco Yacht Show in 2016, and launched in November 2020. The Majesty 175 has a beam of 9.6 metres, and is Gulf Craft’s largest yacht to date.
During her first sea trial, the Majesty 175 reached a top speed of 17 knots, powered by twin MTU 12V 4000 M63 engines that each deliver 1500kW.
Speaking about the sea trial, Gulf Craft chairman Mohamed Hussein Alshaali, said: “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.”
Majesty 175 has a beam of 31.6 ft (9.62 metres). Despite a gross tonnage of 780, she can cruise through low-draft areas, thanks to advanced composite materials such as carbon fibre and vinylester. Her shallow draft also enables close beach access.
The yacht’s interior and exterior lines were penned by Cristiano Gatto of Cristiano Gatto Design Studio based in Italy, 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.
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.
Captain Patricia Caswell, Gulf Craft’s quality control manager, was at the helm during the sea trial. “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 stabilisers 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.”
The yacht is also fitted with an advanced navigation system on a stylish glass bridge console which is integrated with multiple onboard control stations, sensors, and monitors. The vessel is also equipped with ethernet and a Wi-Fi network that integrates into the automation system for controlling audio/video devices, lights, curtains and blinds. Two satellite antennas of 1m diameter are installed for tracking TV satellites and VSAT satellites for internet connection.