Gulf Craft, the UAE's pioneering builder of luxury superyachts, fine yachts and leisure boats boasted an imposing presence with a global premiere of its new creations at the 26th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show 2018. Starting from 27th February to 3rd March, this year's show was held at an exciting new location - Dubai Canal, just minutes away from some of the other prominent new leisure, shopping and marine developments in Dubai.



The newly unveiled Majesty 140 is an elegant 140-foot superyacht that offers unrivaled luxury. It's extensive glass side windows allow plenty of sunlight inside and give the guests stunning panoramic views of the seascape around.

The new superyacht features a spacious beachfront deck with balconies on both sides and a main living room finished with the finest Italian wood and leather. The 55 sqm saloon section on the middle floor of the superyacht’s upper deck is designed as a private lounge area with a large TV screen for a complete entertainment experience.



The tri-deck superyacht features a richly finished owner’s stateroom offering charming views of the outside through its glass facades and an elegant terrace, and comes with an en suite featuring a jacuzzi bathtub. The Majesty 140 additionally has 4 guest staterooms that can accommodate up to 10 people. The rooms are finished in premium wood and has the finest Onyx Costa Blanca marble with crystal door handles. Special care has been taken to ensure the comfort of the crew with three rooms that can accommodate six members in the bow area (front area) and another 2 crew rooms in the aft area (back area). This brings the total number of crew onboard to 9.



The Majesty 140’s main helm station is fitted with the latest in navigation and communications technology. It features a unique window design that is a premiere for Gulf Craft with a distinctive negative inclined front glass making this superyacht stand out from its class. Furthermore, two side docking platforms on either side of the yacht assist the captain during docking. Powered by two MTU engines of 2,600 hp each, the yacht can reach a top speed of 20 knots. The Majesty 140 has boasts a Gross Tonnage of 360 tons.

Along with Majesty 140, Gulf Craft also unveiled the Majesty 62. Finished with stained Eucalyptus as the main veneer, Oak Rhodes for the floorings and leather walls, the new yacht can be distinguished by its large panoramic windows. The main deck has been designed and built to maximize the onboard space, connecting the indoor and outdoor decks together. Propelled by two MAN engines, each with a capacity of 800 hp, the yacht travels at a speed of 26 knots.



Lastly, Gulf Craft unveiled the Touring 48, a fine limousine boat built with luxury yacht materials, can take up to 15 people, while the custom-made ferry version can take up to 42 guests. It is one of the very few passenger boats in the world that feature a stepped hull made of reinforced composites, a typical design for performance boats. The boat is powered by three 350 hp outboard engines, gaining a speed of 37 knots. What also makes this model special is that it is being manufactured by Gulf Craft in two of its facilities, the UAE and the Maldives.

Mohammed Hussain Al Shaali, chairman of Gulf Craft, said: “The Majesty 140 is a continuation of our three and half decade long commitment to creating yachts and boats in accordance with the world’s best standards, carrying the Made in UAE flag with pride.”

During the show, Gulf Craft will also showcase a diverse line-up of its impressive product range, including the award-wining superyacht Majesty 100, Majesty 77 & Majesty 48 yachts, the Nomad 65 & Nomad 55 long-range yachts, Silvercraft 48 HT boat, Silvercraft 36 HT yacht, Silvercraft 31 HT boat, Silvercraft 31 fishing boat and Oryx 42 performance cruiser.

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New delivery: CPN’s  37m explorer yacht K-584
Italian shipyard CPN is happy to announce the on-schedule delivery of the 36.6-metre explorer yacht K-584, which happened on 31st July.Cristiana Belardinelli, owner of CPN, commented:It has been an amazing and very challenging experience to go through the full design, development and building process, lived very directly also by the clients. Looking at this brilliant jewel like K-584 leaving our dock and taking the sea on August 1st made myself and our family so proud, a truly priceless moment.The project was overseen by Yachting Expertise who was involved since the project development stages K-584 features naval architecture by Yachting Expertise engineer Antonio Longobardi. Andrea Vallicelli and Alessandro Nazareth are responcible for her exterior design.Gianluca Fenucci from Yachting Expertise said:K-584 is a great and unique story of human relationship, ambition, professionalism, respect, intense teamwork and the love for the work we do since three decades, always with the same professionalism, passion and dedicationition, professionalism, respect, intense teamwork and the love for the work we do since three decades, always with the same professionalism, passion and dedication.Yachting Expertise had the responsibility to keep all these values well balanced and timely deliver a very innovative project that we trust will raise the bar to another level with her personality, elegance and amazing performance. She is a beauty, strong, very efficient and very easy to be operated. What else do you need to be happy and enjoy yachting? Today we are very satisfied to have been able to reach once again the difficult task to make “everybody happy”, including ourselves at YE, and to be back to the yachting arena with a project that is different from everything else and that will set a new standard.K-584 is powered with twin MAN D2868 LE 425 715hp engines which helps her to reach a top speed of 14.4 knots and an autonomous range of 6,000 nautical range at 10 knots.The motor boat features a 6-metre Tideman tender on her aft deck where a two-tonne HS-Marine crane takes care of launching and retrieving operations. There is a large swim platform with an adjacent fully-equipped diving area lower aft deck. The motor yacht can accommodate up to 10 peoplewith 5 crew members. The owner's stateroom with a private outdoor terrace is located on the upper deck. Guest can stay in two VIP and two additional guest staterooms. Pierluigi Floris, supported by Yachting Expertise partner Lorenzo Barbini and collaborating with the owners, created the design of all guest areas on board.The owner commented: For an owner’s perspective, the realisation of a project like K-584 starts with a dream that you try to transform into reality. You start by listening to your heart and after using your brain.Three intense years with all the parties involved are totally focused to reach the best results with regard to style, technical performance and seaworthiness. Almost three years that make the shipyard your second home, this is the feeling my wife and I had. Now that all personal, technical and comfort expectations have been exceeded, we have the privilege and great pleasure to enjoy this superb jewel. Viva CPN, viva K-584, we look forward to the next challenge.
Sold: matte black 34m Mangusta 108 superyacht Neoprene
It is impossible not to notice this eye-catching matte black 33.5-metre Mangusta 108 motor yacht Neoprene (ex: Naisca V), which has been recently sold. Dimitris Kyriazakos from Ekka Yachts was representing the buyer and Ed Dickinson and David Seal from Northrop & Johnson were representing the seller in the deal.Neoprene was built by Overmarine in Italy at their Viareggio shipyard in 2002. With a beam of 7.1 m and a draft of 1.2 m, she is powered by two MTU 12V 4000 M90 diesel engines, enabling her a maximum speed of 32 knots and a cruising speed of 25 knots. She features an exterior design by Italian studio Stefano Righini Design, with naval architecture by Andrea Bacigalupo and Overmarine. Her light-warm and neutral timeless interior design was created by Barth Italy, which was renewed from the last refit in 2017, thanks to Monaco Marine.The motor yacht can accommodate up to 10 guests across four staterooms, comprising a master suite with king-sized bed and walk-in wardrobe, VIP stateroom with a double bed, another double bed stateroom and a quadruple stateroom with four bunk beds. A crew of 5 members will take care of guests.There are sun-pads located on the foredeck shaded by an optional canopy with an outdoor dining space aft.
CdM revealed interior of 31m yacht Archipelago
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Grace, 52m Amels Limited Edition 171 yacht found a new owner
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Take a look inside 37m Majesty 120
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