Capt. Patricia Caswell, Gulf Craft’s quality-control manager, took the helm of hull number one of the Majesty 175 during her recent sea trials. “She has performed brilliantly,” Caswell says. It was the culmination of four years of work to launch the world’s largest production-built fiberglass yacht.
According to the shipyard, the Majesty 175 hit a maximum speed of 17 knots under her twin MTU engines. “Preliminary noise and vibration levels are outstanding,” continues Caswell. She adds that the build and design teams are confident that the numbers “will continue to improve when the entire interior elements are completed.”
Those interior elements include social spaces for 14, along with seven staterooms. Supported by a crew of 10, the Majesty 175 additionally features a sky lounge that opens up to become a sundeck. For the owner’s private enjoyment, a 16-foot-long (5-meter-long) pool is in proximity to the master suite. It has waterjets, too, to create a constant current against which to swim. Although photos are not yet available, the interior design is by Cristiano Gatto Design, the same studio responsible for the styling, too. Naval architecture, meanwhile, comes from Yankee Delta Studio.
With a gross tonnage of 780, the Majesty 175 meets MCA standards for megayachts exceeding 500 gross tons. She’s further the largest yacht in Gulf Craft’s history. To put her size into better perspective, consider that she bears a beam of 31’6” (9.62 meters). Despite her dimensions, though, and despite tradition when it comes to such large yachts, she has a relatively shallow draft of 7’4” (2.25 meters).
Look for delivery to take place later this year. The owner is a high-profile businessman from the United Arab Emirates.
No word yet on when a Majesty 175 will be available for seeing stateside.
Cristiano Gatto Design cristianogattodesign.com
Majesty Yachts majesty.gulfcraftinc.com
Yankee Delta Studio yandel.it