UAE-based shipyard Gulf Craft has revealed a projected launch date for its 53.34-metre (175-foot) flagship Majesty 175.
Discussing the build at Cannes Yachting Festival, recently appointed chief executive Gregory Yeakle explained that the new-build yacht would launch in the second half of 2019.
Construction began on Majesty 175 in 2017 after being first announced by former chief executive Erwin Bamps at Monaco Yacht Show 2016.
Speaking at the time, Bamps noted, “The Majesty 175 is the first mega yacht for us – it’s part of an effort we are doing, driven by the demand of an existing clientele that says: ‘We trust you guys.’ They believe more in us than we sometimes believe in ourselves."
Naval architecture comes from Massimo Gregori whilst, in a first for the yard, the interior styling comes from the boards of Italian designer Cristiano Gatto with an emphasis on substantial lounging and entertaining areas.
Gatto previously said, “Yacht design is at the forefront of what I do, but, by virtue of my experience as a sculptor, I approach each and every project as a sculpture, with the overall design in mind but refining it to the smallest detail.”
It is reported that Majesty 175 will be comprised of a composite hull and superstructure, with an overall interior volume in excess of 500GT. Among her on-board features is a beach club.
Gulf Craft also used the occasion of Cannes Yachting Festival to debut the Majesty 125 Altavita and Majesty 100 Svetlana.