Superyacht of the Week: The Majesty 105
By Jochem Kaan
Being the largest manufacturer of luxury yachts in the Middle East and Asia, a newly developed Gulf Craft vessel is something that obviously generates a generous amount of attention. And deservedly so, judging from one of the most recent additions to their ever expanding fleet: the Majesty 105. Premiered on the first day of the Dubai International Boat Show 2012, this brand new project was the second big launch in a very short period of time.
Following the successful launch of the Majesty 135, which was premiered at Gulf Craft's UAE-based manufacturing facilities on March 10th 2012 and coincided with the yard's 30th anniversary, the Majesty 105 is a highly suitable showcase, representing the unique selling points that Gulf Craft have been developing since their startup in the early 80's. During these three decades, they have established a fine reputation as a leading force in the superyacht industry, with a keen eye for developing projects that are top quality and cutting edge with regards to engineering, design and technology.
The Majesty 105 is a perfectly tailored fit in an outstanding tradition, reflecting yachting sophistication from bow to stern. Externally, she reflects a firm image of sportiveness, with keen and playful lines that manage to retain a certain pleasant softness. Add to that her distinctive exterior colour palette of white and fresh blue, and Majesty 105 certainly has a delightful and unique personality. The oval shape of the windows on the fore main and lower decks only add to this refreshing image. At just over 32.5 meters LOA, she houses 5 luxurious guest staterooms, in addition to 3 three crew cabins, 8 bathrooms and a day-head.
The main saloon instantly exudes a distinct Mediterranean-inspired ambiance, with an elegant lightness that forms a suitable and pleasantly surprising counterpart to her energetic exterior design. Soft modern curves, smooth shapes, refined materials and a colour palette consisting of off-whites, light teak and chocolate tints all swirls together into an atmosphere of classic softness.
Designed perfectly symmetrical along the vessel's central axis, the main saloon features an elegant setup of lounging sofas and large armchairs, all softly shaped, upholstered in crisp clean white and invitingly sized. Big windows assure ample natural light and frame the interior design with befitting surrounding views.
The dining area, divided from the sitting area by a large flatscreen television atop a low cabinet, extends the theme of soft finesse with a rounded, glass-top dining table surrounded by informal wooden chairs with white cushion seating. Here too, ample daylight and vista views complement the ambiance.
From the main dining room, two separate corridors lead to the port side galley and the owner's suite, respectively. The latter consists of a private office and lobby, full beam cabin, spacious bathroom including a large bathtub, central shower area and separate washroom. All is executed in the vessel's refined style, with golden colours, fresh whites and warm browns form the basic elements for a sweet, gentle and subtle ambiance. All is rich and detailed, without becoming overly abundant.
Leading belowdecks from the main deck staircase, a central lobby connects four luxurious guest staterooms, with two doubles aft and two twins fore. Design schemes here are slightly more contemporary and colourful, with an added light green tint for detailing in wall paneling, ceiling and upholstery. With a fresh ambiance, large wardrobes and ample additional storage space, all guest cabins form a comfortable luxury accommodation for companies of up to 10 guests, including the owners. Each belowdecks cabin has been designed with a luxurious en suite bathroom including large shower area.
The Majesty 105 has an extensive amount of exterior space, of which the main aft deck is just an introduction. This area is perfect for informal al fresco dinners. Upstairs, a spacious hard-topped sundeck boasts a complete collection of sumptuous amenities, making this a highly attractive deck for guests to relax and enjoy all luxury that this vessel has to offer. A Jacuzzi, comfortable U-shaped sofas, a wet bar, fridge and BBQ are all part of the sundeck's luxuries and form a perfect setting for outdoor entertaining. As Erwin Bamps, COO of Gulf Craft, adequately puts it: “The Majesty 105 was conceptualised for the yacht owner who likes to spend the majority of his time above deck. With a steering helm on the sun deck and an interactive outdoor entertaining and lounging space, this is the sort of yacht that would allow you to spend time admiring the coast on an island-hopping itinerary or catch all the action moored alongside waterfront racing circuits like Yas Marina Circuit or the Circuit de Monaco.”
The Majesty 105 is an elegant superyacht, full of unique personality yet offering all traditional luxuries and amenities. She shows that combining successful classic elements with the right amount of out-of-the-box thinking, and always prioritizing guest comfort, results in a superyacht that will pamper, spoil and surprise her guests.