Side balconies, aft beach club and novel interiors showcase Gulf Craft’s design expertise for superyachts above 40m
Gulf Craft unveiled details about an exciting new interior design concept for its largest-ever superyacht currently under construction – the Majesty 155 – on the first day of the Monaco Yacht Show 2013.
One of an elite circle of global yacht builders with the capability to build composite superyachts above 45m, Gulf Craft showcased its growing reputation as a player that is creating waves within the industry through innovative spatial designs that maximize form and function.
Speaking at a press conference in Monaco, Erwin Bamps, the company’s Chief Operating Officer explains, “While this project will be seen by many as almost a natural progression of the product range expansion that Gulf Craft has developed in recent years with the launches of the Majesty 125 and Majesty 135 models, the Majesty 155 represents quite a leap in engineering complexity and offers us a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate the design solutions and the workmanship capabilities of the yard today.”
“The last few years have seen interesting developments in the superyacht market, both in terms of yacht builders and yacht buyers. The yacht builders have seen a consolidation into the ones with a solid track record and the ability and resources to deliver the designs and quality that the market desires, while among yacht buyers, the market has shown an eagerness for larger sized yachts. People also increasingly seek individualism and want to turn heads. Hence we have designed from scratch new superyacht concepts that answer changed market demands, and are executing them with great attention,” Bamps added.
Gulf Craft’s recent product releases have included the market introduction of the Gulf Exp series of yachts that celebrate the “living on water” concept and bring to the fore design elements that mimic a luxury apartment on the water.
The Majesty 155, as Gulf Craft’s latest and largest yacht project till date, imports similar design elements, with exterior and interior coming together for barrier-free living. Oversized windows bathe the interior in natural light, delivering panoramic views over the water. The aft decks are designed for outdoor living with an aft beach club for relaxing after water sports. Owner’s and saloon balconies add even more light and space to the interiorulf Craft’s superyachts have been designed and built from the keel up with a global customer base in mind. “Our yachts are over-specified to deal with extremes of weather and operational conditions. This includes superior cooling capacities to cope with harsh tropical sun, but also easy maintenance access to allow for minimum downtime, especially of concern in case of ocean-crossings when adequate service facilities are at a considerable distance. Our Majesty Yachts have proven to be very popular with our charter yacht clients as they stand up very well to frequent outings and long trips, a durability which has been inherited from our vast experience supplying transport and functional vessels. We continue to strive every day to ensure even smoother and effortless operation for captain and crew for all of our vessels,” said Bamps.
The company has in recent months stepped up a concerted investment in innovative engineering design solutions, greater automation of its manufacturing processes and an enhancement of in-house craftsmanship.
“Our newer models such as the Majesty 105 and the Gulf 75 Exp showcase a clever use of living and exterior space, more flexible and interactive seating and entertaining configurations and a more liveable experience overall. The new Majesty 155 celebrates the same functional and design aesthetic on a much grander scale. We are very excited about the direction this superyacht is taking Gulf Craft as a company and we expect it to make a splash when it is completed in 2015,” concluded Bamps.