In a unanimous decision by the judges at the Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), the Best in Show Award went to the Majesty 140, built in the UAE. This is the first time Majesty Yachts has exhibited at FLIBS.
“We are very pleased that out of 1,500 yachts and boats at the FLIBS our Majesty 140 takes the trophy during the first presentation of the brand in the USA,” says Majesty Yachts executive chairman and CEO, Mohamed Al-Shaali. “This is an outstanding achievement that I am pleased to share with all of our 1,500 staff at Majesty Yachts.”
Majesty Yachts is a brand of Gulf Craft, the well-established UAE boat and yacht builder and the only superyacht builder in the UAE.
In a statement issued by the company before the award, Al-Shaali said: “The efficiencies of our Emirates-based manufacturing facility and our diversified culture enable us to introduce a very high-quality product to the US market with savings of as much as 20% compared to currently available competitive yacht offerings. The company’s vertically integrated build methodology enables Gulf Craft to provide outstanding quality, craftsmanship and personalisation with the attractive benefit of timely delivery.”
The company’s statement also describes its yachts as being designed to create a oneness with the sea. “The yachts are distinguished by expansive deck areas and large indoor/outdoor flybridges; extendable balconies; fully equipped watersports garages; and beach clubs, where guests can be closer to the water. Spacious salons and generous entertainment areas framed by walls of seamless windows, carry the feeling of openness to the interior, making it a signature feature of all Gulf Craft Majesty Yachts.”
Greg Terraglio, managing partner, Majesty Yachts USA, says: “We are extremely encouraged by the response that Gulf Craft Majesty Yachts has already received. Even before the formal US launch we have secured commitments for the sale of both a Majesty 140 and Majesty 100.”
The Majesty 140 design is a collaboration between the shipyard’s in-house Design Studio and the Cristiano Gatto Design Team which was responsible for the interior.
At 398 gross tonnes, the Majesty 140 is built under Bureau Veritas classification requirements in compliance to LY3/MCA Cayman Island registry. Powered by twin MTU 16V 2,600hp engines, the yacht is capable of a top speed of 20kt and cruises comfortably at 16kt. It boasts an extended range of 4,750Nm at 10kt.
Five Majesty 140 yachts have been sold since its introduction at the 2018 Dubai International Boat Show.
The Majesty 140 was also recently awarded Best Interior Design at the 18th edition of the World Yachts Trophies at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019 for Best Semi-Displacement or Planning Motor Yachts from 30m-50m.
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