Gulf Craft is celebrating its 40-year anniversary at this year’s edition of Dubai International Boat Show. The UAE shipyard is again present at the show with the largest fleet ranging from 34 to 120 feet.
Gulf Craft’s Chairman Mohamed Alshaali hosted a press conference to mark the four decades of the shipyard. The conference was attended by His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, in addition to representatives from Dubai World Trade Centre, media and VIP guests.
Gulf Craft Chairman, Mohammed Alshaali, said: “The Dubai International Boat Show is an event that celebrates the UAE’s fast-growing yachting sector but also pays tribute to our region’s rich maritime heritage. This year, we are highlighting the growth of our company as well as showcasing a series of new models all manufactured from our integrated facility in the UAE. The event is even more special this year as it coincides with our 40th anniversary. Over the past four decades, we have evolved from a regional boatbuilding pioneer to a global brand. We are honored to have contributed to the region’s yachting sector and will continue to build on our legacy to elevate the nation’s reputation as an outstanding yachting destination.”
The stars of the show
Among the key highlights of Gulf Craft’s participation this year is the global unveiling of the Nomad 70 and Silvercat 40cc.
Nomad 70 is an explorer yacht, built with fibre reinforced plastic, 21.5 metres long (70’5”) with a draft of just 1.43m (4’7”). To host 10+2, the motor yacht has a displacement of 45 tons and hits top speed of 30 knots subject to the cleanliness of the hull and sea conditions. It is powered by a 1,200HP, 882kW, 2,300 RPM Twin MAN engine.
Silvercat 40cc follows the success of Silvercat 34cc and offers a bigger sized vessel to meet the needs of catamaran lovers. At 12.2 metres (40 ft) and a draft of 0.43 metres, she has a displacement of only 7.9 tons and can accommodate 12 people on board. There are two options for power: two 400HP or four 300HP outboard engines.
In another key highlight, Gulf Craft unveiled the design concept of its Majesty 111.
Also making its show debut is the Majesty 120, a tri-deck superyacht constructed using advanced composites such as GRP and carbon fibre. The naval architecture and exterior design are the work of Gulf Craft’s in-house studio. All Gulf Craft’s brands are on display: Majesty Yachts, Nomad Yachts, Oryx Sport Cruisers & Silvercraft Fishing boats.
(Gulf Craft celebrating 40th anniversary at Dubai International Boat Show – barchemagazine.com – march 2022)