Gulf Craft has been distinguished for its unique ability to deliver both quality and value to its clientele by one of the most coveted recognitions in the international superyacht manufacturing industry, the World Superyacht Awards.
Hosted by Boat International, the annual World Superyacht Awards are sought-after by the world’s leading superyacht builders and are considered a prominent achievement in the leisure marine industry. The Emirates-based yacht and boat builder received the accolade at a glamorous ceremony in Italy, where owners and industry leaders gathered to celebrate the remarkable ingenuity demanded by the design, engineering, and construction of the world’s finest luxury yachts.
Three of Gulf Craft’s brilliant innovations – the Majesty 155 (M/Y Escape), the Majesty 135 (M/Y Jewel), and the Majesty 122 (M/Y Nashwan) – were named as finalists in different categories, with the luxurious 37-metre Majesty 122 ultimately taking the Quality and Value Award. This award is presented to a yacht that demonstrates high quality while avoiding undue escalation in high cost.
The Majesty 122 (M/Y Nashwan) was competing against all named finalists at the World Superyacht Awards – 66 internationally produced superyachts – for this prestigious recognition, marking yet another milestone for Gulf Craft as the shipyard continues to consolidate its position as a global leader for the manufacturing of world-class superyachts.
This is the third international award the Majesty 122 receives since the superyacht was globally launched at last year’s Dubai International Boat Show. In 2015, the Majesty 122 showed an early start to success when it received the Best Asian Built Yacht Award at the Asia Boating Awards. The superyacht also won ‘Best Yacht Installation’ at the 2015 CEDIA Awards, which celebrate excellence in home technology design, installation, and integration across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
According to the judges, the quality of Gulf Craft’s yachts has significantly increased over the last few years, and this was certainly reflected in the Majesty 122 (M/Y Nashwan). Not only is the superyacht built to a high standard in all areas, but it displayed a spacious layout that includes a tender garage and a commodious crew area, as well as outstanding facilities for both owners and guests – representing exceptional value for its USD 9.5 million price tag. In the judges’ opinion, this yacht is well-suited for entry level Mediterranean and Gulf cruising.
The ability to remain competitive without compromising on quality plays an instrumental role in the success of any business, particularly when it comes to the manufacturing of high-investment products, says Gulf Craft’s Chairman, Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali.
“It is no longer sufficient that we meet customer expectations, we must exceed them,” Al Shaali said. “At Gulf Craft, what drives our commitment to delivering value is our strong belief that yachting is more than a status symbol. It is a marvel that deserves to be experienced by everyone, regardless of status or budget, and we work relentlessly to make this possible. We are honored to have our efforts recognized by the esteemed World Superyacht Awards.”
An internationally acclaimed trailblazer for the leisure marine industry, Gulf Craft is renowned for its capacity to meet the diverse needs of its clientele through its wide range of seaworthy craft, including its luxury fly-bridge Majesty Yachts, its oceangoing Nomad Yachts series, as well as its Oryx sport yachts and cruisers, and Silvercraft fishing boats and family cruisers. Having been recently recognized as the Best Motor Yacht Builder in Asia, the celebrated UAE shipyard continues to bolster its global presence, from South East Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific, to Europe and the Middle East.
Gulf Craft is listed as one of the top ten superyacht shipyards in the 2016 edition of the industry leading publication, the Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report. Through its ongoing investment in research and development, the company continues to put the UAE on the map for the timeless design and production of powerfully engineered, world-class luxury yachts and leisure boats.