The launch of the first Majesty 175 was held at Gulf Craft’s shipyard in the United Arab Emirates with the yacht’s owner, a prominent Emirati businessman.
The project has been under way for four years and was first announced at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2016. At a length of 54 metres and a beam of 9.6 metres, the Majesty 175 is Gulf Craft’s largest yacht to date.
Gulf Craft’s Chairman Mohammed Hussein Alshaali marked the occasion by saying, “This is a very special day in the history of Gulf Craft. I’m proud of everyone who contributed to this magnificent jewel and to launch it today as the largest composite production megayacht in the world.
“This project took four years of hard work and dedication from the entire team to manufacture. I believe that in building the Majesty 175, we have set a new trend in the market that many shipyards in the world will follow.”
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.
With a gross tonnage of 780, the Majesty 175 offers accommodations for 14 guests in seven spacious staterooms. The owner’s suite is situated forward of the upper deck allowing dual side access to a 5-metre pool with a unique swim-stream feature. There are six large crew cabins as well as a private captain accommodation.
The Majesty 175 is built to MCA regulations (for yachts above 500GT) and using advanced composite materials such as carbon fibre and vinylester. This material advancement allows her to cruise through low draft areas, such as the Caribbean sea, drawing only 2.25 metres of water.
She is propelled by two fixed-pitch, six-blade propellers and is powered by twin heavy-duty MTU engines 12V 4000 M63 developing 1500kW each.
Her on board electrical supply comes from a pair of 175 kW Kohler generators and is equipped with two pairs of TRAC fin stabilisers. On completion, the yacht will have a full speed of 16.5 knots.
At a cruising speed of 10 knots, she has a range of 4,000 nautical miles, making her a transoceanic vessel. All safety equipment required for a yacht over 500GT has been installed. This includes a SOLAS rescue boat and an emergency generator.
The yacht is 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 are installed for tracking TV satellites and VSAT satellites for internet connection.