Umm Al Quwain-based manufacturer of luxury yachts, Gulf Craft, has carried out a maiden sea trial on its flagship yacht, Majesty 175.

Key highlights of Majesty 175’s first sea trial was its notable maneuverability, speed, robust hull and rigidness. The Majesty 175 undertook a series of inclination experiments for multiple factors at sea in which it reached a top speed of 17 knots powered by its twin heavy duty MTU 12V 4000 M63 engines, delivering 1500kW each.

Mohamed Hussein Alshaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft, said that the success of Majesty 175’s maiden sea trial highpoints the world-class megayacht construction competencies of the company.

“When we announced Majesty 175 at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show, we had a single-minded goal: To create a masterpiece megayacht with exceptional design and performance standards. Our team worked for four years at our facility in Umm Al Quwain to build this magnificent composite megayacht, our largest project to date.”

Built to the specifications outlined by the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for yachts over 500 GT, Majesty 175 has a beam of 31.6ft (9.62 metres). Despite its gross tonnage (GT) of 780, it can cruise even through low-draft areas, drawing just 2.25 metres of water, as it is built using advanced composite materials such as carbon fibre and vinylester. The shallow draft also enables close beach access.

Majesty 175’s exterior and interior design are by the Cristiano Gatto Design Studio in Italy. The naval architecture is by Massimo Gregori of the Yankee Delta Studio. Majesty 175’s stand-out features include a 5-metre infinity pool at the forward deck and a hybrid sky-lounge that can be converted to an open sun deck. The smart layout accommodates guests in seven lavish staterooms and a crew of up to 10 members with six large crew cabins and a private captain accommodation.