Profile: Gulf Craft Inc

November 12, 2010 by Suzie
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Industry: Yacht Building
Year Established: 1982
Services/Goods Offered: yacht sales, design yachts, build yachts
Languages: English
Operating Locations: Worldwide

Gulf Craft is a leading producer of leisure boats and yachts in the Middle East and Asia. Founded in the United Arab Emirates in 1982, Gulf Craft today exports a range of vessels from 20 foot runabouts to 135 foot triple deck luxury yachts, making it one of the most diverse portfolios in the leisure marine industry. Over 70% of its production is exported to 40 countries through the luxurious Majesty Yachts, the sporty Oryx and the Silvercraft brands. A network of international dealers represents the company in markets from South America to Europe and Australia. Gulf Craft exhibits at leading boat shows including Dubai, Dusseldorf, Monaco, Cannes, Barcelona, Croatia, Moscow, Australia, and New Zealand among others.

Gulf Craft was the first shipyard in the region to produce superyachts (over 100 feet), and has delivered 19 superyachts in the last ten years. With an annual production capacity of more then 500 vessels, more than 9,000 Gulf Craft boats are today cruising across 4 continents. Owning state of the art manufacturing and servicing facilities across 5 sites enables Gulf Craft to in-house major production process and ensures tighter quality control, cost efficiency, and the ability to be flexible with client requirements.

Employing 1400 staff, the management team brings to bear 135 years of combined experience in the industry to build to international standards one of the world’s widest range of leisure boats under one roof. Gulf Craft has also been CE and BVQA certified.

Gulf Craft launched its range of luxury fly-bridge yachts in 2004, and today features an innovative and extensive range of yachts from 44 feet to 135 feet. Majesty Yachts relies on an in-house design team, as well as on Dutch, Italian, British and Australian designers, catering to diverse global tastes in exterior styling and interior design. The Majesty Yachts team combines technical know-how, practical experience, and decades of steady investment to deliver personalized luxury without the price premium.

Operating from a 500,000 square foot modern facility, Majesty Yachts are built to leading international standards, including ABS, MCA, and RINA, and under strict supervision such as Lloyds, ensuring no compromise between luxury and safety. Majesty Yachts has also built to charter specifications including the US Coast Guard, MCA, Madeira, and Australian Coast Guard.

Technologies used in the Majesty Yachts range include advanced composite construction and vacuum infusion processes, water-jet drives engineered on large yachts, and gyro marine stabilizers.

Some of the recent Majesty Yachts accomplishments include the Majesty 130, which notched up 10,000 nautical miles in her maiden voyage, and the introduction in the South American market of the Majesty 50 and Majesty 56.

Owners of Majesty Yachts enjoy luxury that’s meaningful, customization without the price premium, and performance-based sea keeping. The result is that Majesty owners are today cruising four continents with the confidence in a yard that’s committed to sustainably growing its market by selling its yachts, and offering unforgettable yachting experiences.

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