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Gulf Craft flagship Majesty 175 completes first sea trial

21 January 2021By Miranda Blazeby

The 53.34 metre Gulf Craft flagship, the Majesty 175, has completed its maiden sea trial. 

The yacht, which first hit the water in November, reached a top speed of 17 knots during extensive testing. 

Speaking about the tests, sea trial captain and Gulf Craft's quality control manager Patricia Caswell said: “We are excited to have taken this beauty out to sea. 

"She has performed brilliantly on her first sea trial covering multiple factors, including the engines at full speed, the pair of generators, and fin stabilisers as well as the navigation and telecommunication systems. Preliminary noise and vibration levels are outstanding, and these will continue to improve when the entire interior elements are completed."

First announced at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show, the Majesty 175 took four years to build. Now the largest series composite yacht, the yacht was launched at a ceremony attended by the owner in the UAE.

Exterior and interior design comes from Cristiano Gatto, while naval architecture was penned by Yankee Delta Studio

Accommodation inside the 780GT interior is for a total of 14 guests in seven staterooms, including the owner's suite located forward of the upper deck. The owner's cabin also have direct access to the five metre swimming pool. Crew accommodation comprises six cabins and a private captain's cabin.

Power comes from twin MTU engines 12V 4000 M63 for a top speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 10 knots for a range of 4,000 nautical miles. 

Speaking about the launch, Gulf Craft’s chairman Mohammed Hussein Alshaali said: “This is a very special day in the history of Gulf Craft. I’m proud of everyone who contributed to this magnificent jewel and to launch it today as the largest composite production megayacht in the world."