Monday, April 17th, 2017
Majesty 155 named Best Asian Built Yacht
At this year’s Asia Boating Awards sponsored by Asia Pacific Boating Magazine I was once again selected to be a judge on the panel that choses the winners of each category.
This year Gulf Craft’s Majesty 155 – the largest semi-production superyacht built in the UAE – was named ‘Best Asian Built Yacht’ for her ability to combine seagoing performance with luxury.
This marks Gulf Craft’s 5th consecutive win in South East Asia, demonstrating the company’s enduring legacy of being one of the most highly celebrated builders in the region.
Gulf Craft has long been a advocate of the ‘Made-in-UAE’ brand, and a supporter of nationwide efforts to boost the country’s domestic production capabilities. With local Government squarely focused on realizing its goal of having the manufacturing sector contribute to 25% of the nation’s GDP by 2025.
Gulf Craft’s CEO, Erwin Bamps, says the country’s flourishing industrial developments holds infinite potential. He added, “Thirty-five years ago, we started by building fishing boats and family cruisers. Today, we are a leading superyacht shipyard, export more than 70% of our products abroad, and are now preparing to venture into megayacht territory. This growth was made possible through careful strategizing, continuous investments in research and development, forging new partnerships, and working endlessly to enhance our existing operations. We believe that this success is not only possible for the leisure marine industry, but across all industries.”