Come March 2020, the first hull in the Majesty 120 megayacht series should be ready for delivery. Equally noteworthy, the yacht is the first Majesty Yachts project to avoid hydraulic systems as much as possible in favor of electrically driven ones.
The Majesty 120 marked the joining of her hull and superstructure earlier this month. This 290-gross-ton megayacht is following a quick construction pace, since the hull came out of the mold in the first quarter of the year. She draws much of her inspiration from the Majesty 140, which is one of the first two projects ever to come to the United States on behalf of the builder. (The other is the Majesty 100.) Styling and naval architecture come from the yard’s in-house team, as do most of the components. Majesty Yachts has tradespeople across multiple disciplines under its employ, instead of as subcontractors, to have more control over timelines and costs.
The 120-foot (37-meter) Majesty 120, with a 26-foot (8.1-meter) beam, still stands apart from her larger and smaller sisters. She also stands apart from competitors’ models. It all comes down to the electrically driven systems, with the exceptions being the MTU engines and gensets. “Eliminating hydraulic systems around the yacht will lead to less maintenance, fewer opportunities for mechanical failure, decreased noise, and the complete elimination of pipes with high-pressure oil around the boat,” asserts Paul Gray, Gulf Craft’s COO. (Gulf Craft is the parent company of Majesty Yachts.) He adds that technological advances make more electrically operated yacht systems possible. “This system offers more comfort for owners and guests and less work for the crew,” he concludes.
Comfort, of course, extends to the interior arrangement. Cristiano Gatto Design is creating a contemporary ambience for hull number one. It’s an asymmetrical layout, too, plus has unexpected features for 11 guests in five staterooms. Look for a VIP stateroom below decks that can transform into a lounge instead, for example. In addition, the builder says the Majesty 120 has a 30-percent larger sundeck than comparable yachts.
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