With an unbroken history of more than 30 years in the business since it was founded in the United Arab Emirates in 1982, Gulf Craft currently has four manufacturing sites plus a new one in the final phases of completion in Dubai. Among Gulf Craft’s numerous brands, Majesty Yachts is its luxury fly-bridge motor yacht brand, specializing in the production of superyachts and yachts in a luxurious range of models with lengths of up to 155 feet, or 47 metres, built in FRP composite with semi-custom fittings. As always, in March this year Gulf Craft was one of the stars of the Dubai International Boat Show, presenting many of its prestigious vessels under the flagship Majesty Yachts brand including the Majesty 135’ and Majesty 122’. The event was the latter’s world debut after her recent launch. It is a particularly important event for the Emirati shipyard, which has found an apt setting for its yachts in the elite context of this major global show, as Mohammed Al Shaali, co-founder and Chairman of Gulf Craft, emphasised with considerable satisfaction: “The Dubai International Boat Show is a key international platform for launching our latest yachts and boats to the world. Boating is a lifestyle, it’s about an opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family, and making that time memorable. By globally launching the Majesty 122 in Dubai, where people have a true appreciation of the seagoing lifestyle, we continue to bring all that experience to our customers.”
With a strategic awareness of the complex, varied nature of the current nautical market, he added:“We understand that everyone experiences boating differently, and that is why we have a wide range of yachts and boats on display.”
During the show, the keen interest shown by the select public in the many vessels Gulf Craft had on display fully confirmed Al Shaali’s comments, which were further echoed by Erwin Bamps, CEO of Gulf Craft: “Gulf Craft’s display at this year’s Dubai International Boat Show demonstrates our commitment to innovation, using customer insights and aspirations as the motivation behind our creations. By expanding our customer reach, we are helping to promote and strengthen the reputation of the UAE in the luxury yacht market.”
This certainly applies to Majesty 122’, the most recent addition to Gulf Craft’s Majesty Yachts line of luxury fly-bridge motor yachts. She is a flawless representation of the shipyard’s guiding philosophy, inspired by the construction of boats based on clients’ precise needs and with the utmost responsiveness to the changing demands of a constantly growing, rapidly evolving global market. This yacht clearly displays the shipyard’s substantial capacity for innovation to meet the demanding current requirements of both charter business and private entertainment, but most importantly Gulf Craft’s modern focus on completely redefining the yachting experience and the boating lifestyle for a contemporary audience. The key fundamental characteristics of this luxurious new vessel, which has been conceived to adapt perfectly to a Mediterranean lifestyle, include an innovative design concept offering the owner and guests an experience the shipyard describes as “barrier-free living”. Having first been devised and introduced in the Majesty 105’ model, this concept has been developed to another level and perfected for the Majesty 122’ model. Thanks to this innovative concept, developed entirely in-house and launched on the market by Gulf Craft, the new Majesty 122’ allows the on-board spaces to be experienced and enjoyed with no barrier between the outdoor and indoor environments. The light, airy interior spaces merge freely into the exterior spaces thanks to huge sliding glass panels and generous balconies overhanging the water, which give the environment a feeling of freedom and serenity just like an open loft, with a panoramic 360-degree view of the surrounding sea. There is also an extraordinary amount of space available, to a degree that is unusual on this type of vessel in this size class, allowing the yacht’s Owner to invite large numbers of friends and guests to parties and receptions.
All this is possible thanks to the areas carefully designed for socialising, both inside and outside, including a huge fly-bridge directly connected to the forward and aft areas of the sun deck. Last but not least, the vessel has sophisticated audio and video entertainment technology, as well as a refined, fully equipped galley and a garage that is considerably bigger than those superyachts of similar size, with room for the main tender and two three-seater watercraft. The exterior design and interior design naturally play a key role in elegantly conveying aesthetic beauty at the same time as magnificently offering the very height of welcoming luxury and exclusive comfort.
The dynamic modern shape of the hull and superstructure, with their decisive, honed lines and classic monochrome white paintwork, are combined with contemporary furnishings and decoration, all characterised by a warm atmosphere and simple colour schemes. The functional, rational layout of Majesty 122’ accommodates up to 10 guests in four guest staterooms and one master stateroom, as well as up to five crew in two crew cabins and one captain’s cabin. The sun deck is divided into three different areas on staggered levels: the forward area, on a lower level, is laid out as a sunbathing area with sun pads and comfortable chairs with a coffee table, while the aft area, on an intermediate level, is fitted out as a sunbathing space optionally with deck chairs or sun beds. The central area, meanwhile, is intended as a proper fly-bridge on the top level, fully protected by the large hard top overhead, and includes the external helm station with pilot’s chairs and a small guest sofa as well as a lounge area with sofas and tables and a bar with bar stools, next to the hydromassage pool in a raised position. The half deck houses the raised wheelhouse with a navigation instrument panel, a pilot’s chair and a small guest sofa with a coffee table. On the main deck to aft, the outdoor area of the wheelhouse, fully protected by the overhanging sun deck above, is arranged as a lounge area that can be transformed into an al fresco dining area thanks to the adjustable-height table, while inside, the salon is effectively subdivided into a living area with sofas and a dining area with a table to seat 12, alongside the pantry and the galley. Forward, a lobby with a convenient, practical day head leads to the Owner’s private accommodation featuring a study/private office with a desk and sofa, a master stateroom with a double bed, his and hers walk-in wardrobes, and an en suite bathroom with double washbasins, a separate shower cubicle and a separate toilet cubicle. On the lower deck amidships, a convenient staircase ends in a lobby leading to the private guest accommodation, comprising four staterooms each with an en suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle. Two of the staterooms have twin beds and a wardrobe, while the other two each have a double bed, a desk/dressing table and a wardrobe. The crew quarters are located forward, with a laundry, crew dinette and three cabins, each with its own bathroom: one captain’s cabin with a double bed, desk and wardrobe, and two crew cabins each with two bunk beds and a wardrobe. To aft, the engine room housing the two main engines and two generators is positioned alongside the garage/lazarette for the underwater sports equipment and the tender and waverunners.
Images courtesy of Gulf Craft
Majesty 122’ Technical Specifications
Type FPR Luxury Motor Yacht
LOA 37.30 m / 122’37’’ ft
Beam 7.50 m / 24’60’’ ft
Draft 1.90 m / 6’23’’ ft
Displacement 175 T approx.
Fuel tank capacity 25,250 litres / 6,670 US gallons
Fresh water tank capacity 3,700 litres / 0,980 US gallons
Black water tank capacity 320 litres / 85 US gallons
Grey water tank(s) capacity 750 litres / 200 US gallons
Generators 2 x 53 kW
Engine options 2 x 1,950 HP
2 x 2,600 HP
Shipyard Gulf Craft