First Majesty 120 Superyacht Begins Sea Trials
by Miranda Blazeby
UAE yard Gulf Craft has announced that the first hull in its 37-metre tri-deck Majesty 120 series has begun sea trials.
It comes after the yacht was launched at the yard on February 18, "representing a major milestone for the Emirates based yacht builder", according to the yard.
Sea trials will take place over the coming weeks and will see the yacht's electrical system, engines and generator systems put through its paces.
Gulf Craft chief operations officer Paul Gray described the first sea trial as "another successful addition to the yacht's production milestones."
"The GRP and Carbon Fibre superyacht truly is a masterpiece and a perfect example of what the future of yacht building looks like."
The yard said it had adjusted the yacht's expected delivery date to late April as a result of disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
However it added that interior designer Cristiano Gatto is quarantining in the UAE, which will help to make the process "more efficient."
The Majesty 120 model was first presented by executive chairman Mohammed H. Alshaali at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show.
Key details include an 8.1 metre beam and two metre draft while the exterior design is characterised by aggressive lines, extensive glass and low bulwarks.
“Ideally suited” to European and American markets, the Majesty 120’s “asymmetric” accommodation is for 11 guests in five staterooms. Meanwhile the crew quarters allow for a staff of seven. Elsewhere, the Majesty 120 features a Jacuzzi on the sun deck, as well as a beach club that can be converted into a tender storage unit.
The Majesty 120 is also the first Gulf Craft superyacht to feature 100% electrically operated services on board. All engines and generators are electrically powered, “from the fin stabilisers to the thrusters and steering,” Alshaali said in Monaco.
He added: “Listening to market demands for more efficiency as well as more comfort onboard, the Majesty 120 not only meets these demands but represents a new era of Majesty Yachts around the world. Building on the quality and innovative design of the other models, the new model represents the best of the shipyard’s flagship brand.”
The Majesty 120 is available with two layouts; one with five cabins and one with six. Speaking at the Monaco Yacht Show, Gatto described the interiors as “fresh and light”, with key materials includes “lacquer, light woods and marble.”
He added: “For me, the Majesty 120 perfectly captures the direction in which this innovative brand is heading with her dynamic profile, balanced outdoor spaces and sophisticated interiors that are all designed with true yachtsmen and women in mind .”