Gulf Craft celebrates the successful first sea trial of Majesty 175. Due for delivery later this year, it is the world’s largest composite production megayacht.
The Majesty 175 undertook a series of inclination experiments for multiple factors at sea in which she reached a top speed of 17 knots. In the engine room, her twin heavy duty MTU 12V 4000 M63 engines, delivering 1500kW each.
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.” Commented Mohamed Hussein Alshaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft.
The Majesty 175 features a beam of 31.6 ft (9.62 meters). Despite its gross tonnage (GT) of 780, cruising is possible even in low-draft areas, drawing just 2.25 meters of water, thanks to the advanced composite materials such as carbon fiber and vinyl ester. The shallow draft also enables close beach access.
Majesty 175’s exterior and interior design are by the Italian Cristiano Gatto Design Studio. The naval architecture is by Massimo Gregori of the Yankee Delta Studio. Majesty 175’s stand-out features include a 5-meter infinity pool at the forward deck and a hybrid sky-lounge that can be converted to an open sun deck. The layout accommodates guests in seven staterooms and a crew of up to 10 members with six large crew cabins and a private captain accommodation.
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.
- 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: 8 t @ 2.05 m draft
- Gross Tonnage (GT): 780 GT
- Fuel Capacity: 16,247 US gallons (61,503 litres)
- Generators: 2 x Kohler 175 kW, 50 Hz
- Engines: 2 x MTU 2012 HP, 1500 kW
(Gulf Craft Majesty 175, sea trial successfully completed – Barchemagazine.com – January 2o21)