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The 10 Finest Gulf Craft Yachts of All-Time


Gulf Craft has been a highly successful manufacturer of fiberglass boats and luxury yachts. The company was founded in 1982 as a maker of open power boats. Its headquarters are in the United Arab Emirates, just 50 miles up the coast from Dubai. Gulf Craft was started by the Alshaah siblings - Abdullah, Jamal, and Mohammed, who served as company president, along with their friend Mohammed Hamdan. Today, they have over 2,000 employees.

The company began making larger vessels with diesel engines in 1992. In 2000 the company built a large new production facility to extend it's growing line of commercial vessels and private yachts to include luxury superyachts. Some of their creations have won awards in International yacht shows, and by 2014 Gulf Craft ranked among the top yacht builders in the world. In that same year Erwin Bamps took over as CEO. Gulf Craft yachts are now a common fixture in marinas all over Europe, Australia, and the U.S. Their vessels include a number of models for a variety of purposes, but here are the top 10.

The 10 Finest Gulf Craft Yachts of All-Time

Silvercraft 40


The Silvercraft fleet was created to fill the market for fishing/family cruisers. They are known for distinctive styling and performance. The largest in the line, the Silvercraft 40 provides a comfortable salon and galley under a hard top, but still leaves plenty of room for fishing and sun on the open deck. There's also a rear fishing/diving deck with an optional canopy. The main galley is below deck but there's a smaller sink and kitchenette to the rear above decks. Two cabins below deck can be expanded into 3, and luxurious teak decking is also available.

  • Length: 40 feet
  • Beam: 12.5 feet
  • Fuel capacity: 250 gallons
  • Fresh Water: 50 gallons
  • Engine: 900 hp
  • Base Price: $250,000

Oryx 42


The Oryx line are considered sport cruisers, leaning more toward comfort than the Silvercraft line. But at the same time they're high-performance vessels, providing the perfect mix of fun and elegance in a more modest-sized yacht. The Oryx line has been very popular for comfortable cruising at modest cost. The 42 has surprisingly spacious lounge areas above and below deck, and 4 sleeping berths.

  • Length: 42 feet
  • Beam: 12.5 feet
  • Fuel capacity: 300 gallons
  • Fresh Water: 50 gallons
  • Base Price: $175,000

Majesty 70


The Majesty line is Gulf Craft's top luxury yachts, featuring no less than 13 different sizes. The 70 is one of the mid-sized boats. Above deck it features a large saloon for gatherings with extended windows. There's also plenty of room on deck for relaxing in the sun or storing jet skis. There are a fridge, barbecue, and wet bar on the fly deck. This yacht was built for entertaining and fun. The Majesty line of vessels also allows for some customization by purchasers, for instance the addition of a hydraulic swimming platform.

  • Length: 70 feet
  • Beam: 18 feet
  • Fuel capacity: 1,500 gallons
  • Fresh Water: 250 gallons
  • Generator: 28kW
  • Base Price: $2 million

Majesty 105


This is a true superyacht with plenty of interior space, plush materials, and elegant, modern design throughout. The saloon offers great views through its large windows, while there's plenty of room in the dining area and on deck for relaxing or entertaining. There's ample seating and soft built-in sofas to accommodate larger gatherings. The wide sun deck also features a barbecue. refrigerator, and ice maker.

  • Length: 107 feet
  • Beam: 23 feet, 3 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 4,200 gallons
  • Fresh Water: 800 gallons
  • Generator (2): 50kW
  • Base Price: $4.7 million

Silvercraft 31 HT


This is the smallest - but completely redesigned - model in the Silvercraft series. Gulf Craft's engineers approached this sport fishing yacht with an eye to maximizing available space. The result is a pleasantly spacious interior for a small yacht, with plenty of room left over for fishing and sunshine. There are also a few extra design elements added to make this a very agreeable choice for comfortable fishing trips with friends or family.

  • Length: 30 feet, 9 inches
  • Beam: 9 feet, 10 inches
  • Engine: 600 hp
  • Fuel capacity: 200 gallons
  • Fresh Water: 40 gallons
  • Base Price: $60,000

Majesty 122


This luxurious yacht took the final prize for Quality and Value Award at the World Superyacht Awards hosted by Boat International. This indicates a very high level of quality among the world's yachts without going into superyacht prices. Particularly lavish lounges, with deck space for up to 100 guests and three smaller boats, make this ideal for corporate or celebratory trips.

  • Length: 122 feet, 5 inches
  • Beam: 24 feet, 9 inches
  • Fuel Capacity: 6,670 gallons
  • Fresh water: 980 gallons
  • Engine (2): 1,902 hp
  • Generator (2): 53kW
  • Base Price: $11 million

Majesty 48


This is the smallest of the Majesty luxury yachts, but designed to maximize the deck space for a better passenger experience. The topside decks can easily handle a dozen guests, with more room inside the elegant cabin. There's a cockpit area on the upper deck for intimate socializing and easy access to the swim platform. This more affordable model was designed for entry-level owners and family holidays at sea.

  • Length: 49 feet, 2 inches
  • Beam: 16 feet, 5 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 400 gallons
  • Fresh Water: 100 gallons
  • Engine (2): 543 hp
  • Generator (2): 11kW
  • Base Price: $500,000

Majesty 155 (A380)


The darling of CEO Bamps, this is the largest superyacht that Gulf Craft makes. Four years went into its development, and it leads to a yacht that feels and looks more like a small luxury cruise ship. It's not fast, but designed more for endurance and long trips - you want to enjoy your time on a boat like this. Pale, natural woods and polished floors create an almost spa-like interior with furnishings Gulf Craft will customize to your tastes. The fabrics used include quality, contoured leather. Three spacious decks, a large galley, and a full range of modern electronics including a backup generator make this a total luxury experience.

  • Length: 154 feet, 1 inch
  • Beam: 31 feet, 6 inches
  • Fuel Capacity: 15,000 gallons
  • Fresh Water: 2,230 gallons
  • Engine (2): 2,011 hp
  • Generator (2): 1,500 kW
  • Base Price: $25 million

Majesty 125


This superyacht won "Motoryacht of the Year" at the 2010 Arabian Gulf Yachting Awards. It demonstrates everything that Gulf Craft wants to achieve with the Majesty line: exceptional construction, luxurious interiors, comfortable space, and reliable performance. The Majesty 125 is also highly customizable, with a choice of 3 different engine sizes. The striking hawk-like design of her bow, triple decks, and entertaining and lounging areas both fore and aft make the 125 a very satisfactory yacht for even the most discriminating buyer.

  • Length: 125 feet
  • Beam: 24 feet, 8 inches
  • Engines: 2,600, 1,902, or 1,790 hp
  • Fuel capacity: 7,600 gallons
  • Fresh Water: 1,500 gallons
  • Generators (2): 80kW
  • Base Price: $12 million

Majesty 135


This yacht won "Best Asian-Built Yacht" at the 2013 Asia Boating Awards. It features the characteristic Gulf Craft large sun deck and smart use of interior space. Passengers can wander freely between the main deck, fly bridge, and upper deck while being catered to by crew from the spacious central galley. It includes a barbecue area and two wet bars for entertaining. The Majesty 135 provides buyers with a lot of leeway in their choice of not just furnishing and fabrics, but floor coverings and even cabin layout. Though smaller than the 155, this version is comparably faster, more affordable, and more customizable.

  • Length: 136 feet, 4 inches
  • Beam: 26 feet, 8 inches
  • Dual Engines: choice of 3,400, 3,000, or 2,600 hp
  • Fuel Capacity: 8,250 gallons
  • Fresh Water: 2,840 gallons
  • Generator (2): 80kW
  • Base Price: $13.5 million

Starting from 15-foot power boats made for local customers, Gulf Craft today is producing 300 vessels per year, ranging from 27-foot commercial vessels to the luxury superyacht, the Majesty 155-foot. These products vary in price from $50,000 to $25 million and up. The company has built a strong world-wide reputation based on flexibility as well as quality.

Garrett Parker

Written by Garrett Parker

Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.

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