News: Superyacht builder Gulf Craft reaffirms strong presence at Abu Dhabi Yacht Show 2011

March 17, 2011 by Suzie
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• Gulf Craft invests in global super yacht marketing while expanding manufacturing capacity
• Gulf Craft introduces new ‘art of living’ concept yacht with Gulf 95 Exp
• Region’s leading boat manufacturer reports brisk 40% growth in revenue in 2010, forecasting continued growth in 2011

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 March, 2011: Gulf Craft, the region’s largest and internationally renowned leisure craft manufacturer is gearing up for an impressive presentation of its yacht manufacturing capabilities at the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (ADYS), taking place from March 24 till 26 at YAS Marina. The company’s strong presence is built on a successful 2010 for the UAE luxury yacht manufacturer, in which it delivered its largest super yacht ever exported to the European market, the Majesty 125, and reported a 40% increase in revenue.

After showing its Majesty 125 at the Informa Yacht Group’s Monaco Yacht Show last September, the company has announced that its brand flagship, the Majesty 135, currently under construction is also sold.

At the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show, Gulf Craft will be showcasing some of its most recent product releases, including the Majesty 101, featuring a refurbished interior, and the new Majesty 70, featuring a striking profile with panoramic side windows and a spacious interior.

Completing the product line-up, the Gulf Craft team will also be showcasing the brand new 95 foot yacht that will introduce a new lifestyle concept to the Middle East, the ‘Gulf 95 Exp’ and help to target a new emerging customer base worldwide.

“The Informa Yacht Group created this event for the first time in 2008, amidst challenging market conditions, but with a clear vision of Abu Dhabi as a regional hub for the super yacht industry. Now, in its third edition, the ADYS has grown to become a high-class social and business networking event that brings together a high net-worth customer base and super yacht service suppliers as well as manufacturers. Sharing the same vision with the Informa Yacht Group, Gulf Craft is not only investing in a continued and enhanced presence at the event itself, but is also presently in fast-paced expansion of its own manufacturing and service capabilities to a global super yacht clientele. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors at the ADYS to show them designs like the entirely new product concept of the ‘Gulf 95 Exp’, and spending valuable face-to-face time with our customers to discuss large yacht projects,” said Erwin Bamps, COO, Gulf Craft.

The Gulf 95 is a luxury motor yacht that takes a different approach to yachting with the concept of luxurious ‘art de vivre’ living on the water at the heart of its design. The wider beam maximizes onboard space and comfort for private use, but also caters to the increasing market demand to be able to entertain a larger group of guests. The spaciousness is complemented by the wraparound windows on the main deck giving a 360 degree panoramic view, and increases the amount of natural light inside the yacht. The interior of the Gulf 95 Exp is finished with the utmost attention to detail, and the option of special customization for each owner.

Embracing the notion of ‘fuel and forget’, the Gulf 95 Exp is for those people who wish to slow down and shift back a gear when they are on the water. In-keeping with the aim of a hassle-free atmosphere and lifestyle, this means the Gulf 95 Exp is a practical, low maintenance yacht with lower running costs focusing on convenience as opposed to complexity.

With a twist on explorer yachting, the Gulf 95 Exp marks Gulf Craft’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of design and testing new ideas and concepts when it comes to styling yachts on the international yachting scene, as opposed to merely being focused on building fast and sleek luxury motor yachts and superyachts.

Building on the success of the hugely popular Majesty range, UAE-based Gulf Craft will also be displaying the Majesty 70 at this year’s Abu Dhabi Yacht Show. The new model aims to fill the gap between the Majesty 63 and the Majesty 77, delivering unsurpassed luxury for up to 8 guests. The panoramic side window design creates the impression you are out on the water while seated in the spacious saloon. It has resulted in a yacht design with an exclusive presence and striking profile. With ample space for toys on the fly-bridge or on the optional hydraulic swim platform, the Majesty 70 is an elegant fly-bridge motor yacht with a large fun factor.

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