Exploring Gulf Craft’s flagship Majesty Yachts series

Written by Sophie Spicknell

Since the company’s inception in 1982, Gulf Craft has grown to become one of the most prolific shipyards and manufacturers of luxury superyachts in the world. Its diverse and versatile product portfolio is able to appeal to a wide range of clients, with models to meet every need. Its flagship Majesty Yachts series provides an extensive range of motor yachts ranging from 14-metres to 53-metres. Every Majesty yacht is magnificent in its own right, with collaboration from world-renowned designers across the world. We take a look at the Majesty 160 and Majesty 111 that were announced at the yacht shows this year, as well the 37-metre Majesty 120.Majesty 160 yacht exterior design Photo: Gulf CraftMajesty 160

Gulf Craft unveiled the Majesty 160 superyacht during the Monaco Yacht Show 2022. At 50-metres the Majesty 160 superyacht is the second largest yacht to be built by Gulf Craft, and follows in the footsteps of the Majesty 175, the world’s largest composite production superyacht launched in 2022.Majesty 160 yacht saloonPhoto: Gulf CraftThe Majesty 160 yacht is an evolution of the Majesty 155 and follows the new design precedent of the Majesty line-up, which was introduced earlier this year with the Majesty 111 at the Dubai International Boat Show. Majesty 160 yacht diningPhoto: Gulf CraftThe sleek tri-deck yacht is due to go into production this year at Gulf Craft’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Umm al Quwain, UAE. She has been designed by award-winning Italy-based design studio Cristiano Gatto Design who took care of both exterior and interior lines, while her naval architecture is penned by the world-renowned Van Oosennen Dutch Naval Architects.Majesty 160 yacht saloonPhoto: Gulf CraftThe Majesty 160 remains under 500 GT and takes its design cues from the flagship Majesty 175 with a seamless balance between the outdoor and indoor spaces. Her smart layout offers accommodation for up to 12 guests across seven lavish staterooms, as well as hosting a crew of nine across five cabins.Majesty 160 yacht stateroomPhoto: Gulf CraftThe most notable feature of the Majesty 160 is her master suite located at the end of the forward main deck corridor. The full-beam master suite includes a private lounge, retractable balcony and large ensuite bathroom with both a bath and shower room.Majesty 160 yacht saloonPhoto: Gulf CraftThe exterior spaces of the Majesty 160 have been designed with relaxation and entertainment in mind. Her spacious sundeck includes movable furniture for any social setting, alongside an infinity pool with elevated views.Majesty 160 yacht beach clubPhoto: Gulf CraftMajesty 160’s beach club is a customizable multi-purpose space with natural light that can be used as a lounge or bar area, a gym or health club, making it an ideal place to relax after a long day of water activities. The swim platform also provides direct access to the water, while the fold-down balconies located on both portside and starboard side of the platform allow for sunbathing throughout the day.Majesty 160 yacht beach clubPhoto: Gulf CraftPerformance-wise, the Majesty 160 will be powered by twin MTU 16V 2000 M87, 2000 horsepower engines for an estimated top speed of 19.5 knots. Whilst at a cruising speed of 12 knots she has an estimated range of 3,500 nautical miles and a further extended range of 4,300 nautical miles at 10.8 knots.Majesty 160 yacht exterior design Photo: Gulf CraftThe Majesty 160 also has control wings which allow for flexibility for her captain to maneuver out of ports with ease. Gulf Craft are also dedicated to evolving their designs to make them more efficient and offer both a standard hull design or a bulbous hull design for the Majesty 160.Majesty 120 yacht project exterior designPhoto: Majesty YachtsMajesty 120

The 37-metre Majesty 120 motor yacht was first launched in 2020 as a continuation of the Majesty yacht design ethos by having a universal appeal, much like her bigger sister the Majesty 140. She features angular lines and contemporary styling and has a universal appeal. Rocket One yacht interior saloonThe Majesty 120 yacht’s exterior was designed by Gulf Craft’s in-house studio and is constructed with advanced composite materials. She features exterior design by her builder Gulf Craft, while her naval architecture was penned by Soyaslan Design Team to create a sleek and modern profile. Rocket One yacht interiorThe tri-deck yacht enlisted Cristiano Gatto Design to design her modern and stylish interior with light woods and furnishings that emulate a nautical theme. The renowned designer previously collaborated with the UAE-based shipyard on the design of the Majesty 175 and the interiors of the Majesty 140. Rocket One yacht interior master stateroomRocket One yacht interior hallwayThe Majesty 120 meets the lifestyle aspirations of discerning yachting enthusiasts with a family-friendly open-plan saloon that flows seamlessly into her dining area. The 298 GT yacht is able to host up to 12 guests across six sumptuous staterooms with the owner’s suite located on the main deck.Rocket One yacht stateroomRocket One yacht stateroom Her remaining guest staterooms include two VIP staterooms, two doubles and a twin stateroom, as well as a guest lounge on her lower deck with L-shaped seating. The Majesty 120 is also able to carry a crew of seven across four cabins.Rocket One exterior deck Rocket One yacht hot tubThe Majesty 120 yacht boasts a spacious sundeck that is 30 percent larger than other yachts in her class. She also has a draft of two-metres making her ideal for navigating shallow waters and reaching unique locations.Rocket One exterior deck Majesty 120 yacht project cruisingPhoto: Majesty YachtsThe Majesty 120 motor yacht offers the option for either twin MTU engines that provide her with a top speed of 22 knots or twin Caterpillar C32B engines. Both options provide her with world-class performance, stability, and maneuverability.Majesty 111 yacht exterior designMajesty 111

The 33.8-metre Majesty 111 superyacht was unveiled in March at the Dubai International Boat Show. The 230 GT model has a sleek and modern appearance with an asymmetric layout that appeals to a wide range of markets. Majesty Yachts has a strong ethos of taking onboard customer feedback, and the Majesty 111 is the result of this with her universal appeal.Majesty 111 yacht interior designThe Majesty 111 motor yacht is described by Gulf Craft as “anything but an average superyacht, and will set the design precedent for all future Majesty models.” She features a strong aesthetic flair, courtesy of Dutch design studio Phathom with plenty of natural light and a tranquil yet refined interior. This is the first time Phathom have worked with Gulf Craft and the duo already has many more projects in the pipeline.Majesty 111 yacht interior designOne of the many unique features of the Majesty 111 is her perfect balance between indoor and outdoor spaces. Her main deck saloon leads to her aft deck via an electric glass sliding door, where guests can relax on her conversation sofas. The open-plan saloon also flows into her dining area where up to 12 guests can enjoy a formal dining experience.Majesty 111 yacht saloonPhoto: Gulf CraftMajesty 111 yacht diningGulf Craft have chosen high-end natural materials and raw finishes such as Calacatta statuario marble and Gold titanium, with teak decking to create a luxurious feel. The Majesty 111 has also been designed with a strong focus on both private and charter use.Majesty 111 yacht interior designThe Majesty 111 yacht is able to accommodate up to 12 guests across six staterooms with her full-beam owner’s stateroom located forward on the main deck with a walk-in-wardrobe, study area and ensuite bathroom.Majesty 111 yacht owners stateroomPhoto: Gulf CraftMajesty 111 yacht owners stateroomPhoto: Gulf CraftHer remaining guest staterooms are situated on the lower deck with a VIP suite forward, two double staterooms and two twins, all with ensuite bathrooms. The Majesty 111 is also able to carry a crew of five across three cabins, all of which come with ensuites.Majesty 111 yacht deckPhoto: Gulf CraftMajesty 111 yacht deckPhoto: Gulf CraftThe Majesty 111 has a spacious sky lounge on its upper deck with a bar area and loose furniture. Her upper deck also hosts a glass bottomed pool with a motorized sky screen and a retractable sun roof on her hard top.Majesty 111 yachtPhoto: Gulf CraftIn terms of performance, the Majesty 111 motor yacht is equipped with twin MAN V12 1,900 engines that provide her with a top speed of 20 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. She also benefits from a draft of below 2 meters, allowing her to access even the most remote locations.Majesty 111 cruising yachtPhoto: Gulf Craft

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