Gulf Craft, one of the world’s top seven shipyards, celebrated a significant milestone with its flagship megayacht, Majesty 175, successfully completing her maiden sea trial. The yacht, which is due for delivery later this year, was sold to a prominent UAE businessman.
The highlight of the Majesty 175’s first sea trial was her remarkable maneuverability, speed, robust hull and rigidness. The Majesty 175 undertook a series of inclination experiments for multiple factors at sea in which she reached a top speed of 17 knots powered by her twin heavy duty MTU 12V 4000 M63 engines, delivering 1500kW each.
Built to the specifications outlined by the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for yachts over 500 GT, Majesty 175 has a beam of 31.6 ft (9.62 metres). Despite its gross tonnage (GT) of 780, she can cruise even through low-draft areas, drawing just 2.25 metres of water, as she is built using advanced composite materials such as carbon fibre and vinylester. The shallow draft also enables close beach access.
Majesty 175: Facts at a Glance
World’s largest production composite megayacht
Exterior and interior design: Cristiano Gatto Design Studio in Italy
Naval architecture: Massimo Gregori of the Yankee Delta Studio
Total time for completion: 4 years
Beam: 31 ft 6 in (9.62 m)
Displacement: 503.8 t @ 2.05 m draft.
Gross Tonnage (GT): 780 GT
Fuel Capacity: 16,247 US gallons (61,503 litres)
Generators: 2 x Kohler 175 kW, 50 Hz
Engines: 2 x MTU 2012 HP, 1500 kW