The Gulf Craft shipyard hosted a special celebration on November 26 for the launch of its largest-ever yacht. The Majesty 175 lowered into the water, with her owner on hand, additionally marking the largest all-composite, production-built yacht in the world.
The ceremony was four years in the making, following the public announcement of the model at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show. Measuring 177 feet (54 meters) in length, she comes from the naval-architecture team behind the hull of the Majesty 155, namely Yankee Delta Studio. Styling, meanwhile, is by Cristiano Gatto Design, which penned the interior, too.
Since the Majesty 175 has a gross tonnage of 780, she meets stricter safety standards than the yard’s sub-500-gross-ton projects. Gulf Craft, the owner’s project manager, and the design team worked with Bureau Veritas to ensure the classification rules and her composite construction were complementary. (On a related side note, that construction includes carbon fiber.) The yard also incorporated MCA regulations. A SOLAS rescue tender is onboard, too.
On the softer side, the Majesty 175 includes accommodations for 14 guests in seven staterooms. Amid the 31’5” (9.6-meter) beam, you’ll find several alfresco and interior lounging and entertainment areas. The owner has quite a special lounging area, a 16-foot-long (5-meter-long) pool just outside and forward of his upper-deck suite. In fact, the pool features a swim-jet system, creating a constant current of water for exercise.
The owner, a prominent Emirati businessman, should take delivery early next year. The UAE-based builder anticipates that the Majesty 175 will see a maximum 16½ knots with her twin MTUs. Additionally, it expects her to achieve a best range of 4,000 nautical miles at 10 knots. Further noteworthy, some relatively shallow destinations are within that range, considering her 7’4” (2.25-meter) draft.
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