Gulf Craft revealed the concept of its Majesty 175 during the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show. In these circumstances, concepts can be just that: design studies that may, or may not, make it into production. The difference at Monaco was, the Majesty 175 press call was on board the Majesty flagship, the 155. If the Umm Al-Quwain shipyard could construct a 48 metre superyacht and put on show at Monaco, then building a new 54 metre flagship should be well within Majesty’s capabilities.
Despite the 175’s hull and superstructure being hidden behind scaffolding and protective sheeting at the shipyard’s state-of-the-art facilites, Christian Gatto’s bold lines can clearly be seen. Gatto has styled yachts for Isa, Heesen, Canados and Astondoa and all are strong, masculine designs. The Italian designer has also created the 175’s interior, too and he’s got three decks and a lot of volume to play with.
The studio has put emphasis on substantial lounging and entertainment areas, making the most of the 175’s seven cabin layout. Here the private Owner’s suite can be found on the upper deck, with the VIP accommodation on the main deck. Although very much in the in-build phase, there are plenty of woods and soft touch textures in place, with the distinctive burr timber’s of the Owner’s suite particularly interesting. One aspect of the superstructure that can easily be seen is the size of the windows. These enlarged glazing areas are sure to fill the Majesty’s suites, lounges and cabins with plenty of natural light, while ensuring unobscured views of the seascape and full interaction with the outside environment. Talking of which, there’s a generous pool on the foredeck and a jacuzzi at the back of the upper deck.
The Majesty 175 will be the largest megayacht in the world to be built fully as a Commercial Yacht over 500 GT, using advanced composite materials and certified in full compliance with the MCA LY3 Code.
Scheduled for delivery by the end of 2019, the 490-tonne megayacht will have a 4,000 nautical mile range, courtesy of an efficient hull developed by the renowned Italian Naval Architect Massimo Gregory from Yankee Delta Design Studio. That’s mighty impressive for what will be the largest megayacht in the world to be built fully as a Commercial Yacht over 500 GT using advanced composite materials and certified in full compliance with the MCA LY3 Code. We will keep you posted on the 175’s progress over the coming issues and online.