Gulf Craft has announced the launch of the highly anticipated Majesty 175, the largest composite yacht to date. The launch ceremony was held at the UAE Shipyard and was celebrated together with the yacht’s owner.
Announced at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show, with a length of 54 meters and a beam of 9.6 meters, the Majesty 175 is the largest Gulf Craft yacht to date.
The President of Gulf Craft, Mohammed Hussein Alshaali, commented on the launch of this important model: “This is a very special day in the history of Gulf Craft. I am proud of all those who have contributed to this magnificent jewel and to launch it today as the largest composite megayacht in the world. This project has taken 4 years of hard work and dedication from the entire production team. I believe that with the construction of Majesty 175, we have established a new trend in the market that many shipyards around the world will follow”.
The internal and external lines of the yacht have been realized by Studio Cristiano Gatto Design. The naval architecture is the work of Massimo Gregori of the Yankee Delta Studio, which also took care of the hull of the Majesty 155.
The gross tonnage of 780 tons of the Majesty 175 allows accommodating 14 guests in 7 large cabins. The owner’s suite is located forward of the upper deck and allows access on two sides to a 5 meter long swimming pool. There are 6 large cabins for the crew and accommodation for the private captain.
Built according to MCA regulations (for yachts over 500GT) the composite materials used are carbon fiber and vinylester. This peculiarity allows her to sail in areas with low draft, such as the Caribbean.
Motorization and performance
Majesty 175 is powered by two fixed pitch six-blade propellers and is powered by two MTU 12V 4000 M63 motors that develop 1500kW each. The on-board power supply comes from a pair of 175 kW Kohler generators and is equipped with two pairs of TRAC fin stabilizers. Upon completion, the yacht will have a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a half. At a cruising speed of 10 knots, she has a range of 4,000 nm, making her a transoceanic vessel. This includes the SOLAS rescue boat and an emergency generator.
The yacht is equipped with an advanced navigation system on a glass deck console that is integrated with several on-board control stations, sensors and monitors. The boat is also equipped with Ethernet and a Wi-Fi network that integrates into the automation system for the control of audio/video devices, lights, awnings and shutters. Two satellite antennas with a diameter of 1 m are installed for tracking TV satellites and VSAT satellites for internet connection.
Kostas Christadoulou, the yacht’s project manager, said: “I am extremely honored to be part of this historic event. We have worked closely with the Cayman Islands Register of Shipping and Bureau Veritas class company to interpret and comply with the rules for yachts over 500GT that normally apply to metal boats”.
(Majesty 175 by Gulf Craft, the world’s largest composite yacht – barchemgazine.com – December 2020)