Superyacht of the Week: The first Majesty 135
Sunday, 24 June 2012
By Jochem Kaan
In April 2012, Gulf Craft Inc. announced the sale of their second Majesty 135 hull, a mere four weeks after after the project premiered at the company's 30th anniversary on March 10th. This superyacht, the largest hull constructed by Gulf Craft to date, was presented as part of the festivities at the Majesty Yachts manufacturing site, located in the UAE. The swiftness of this second sale forms a solid testimony to the reputation that the company has been building over the last three decades, firmly rooted in quality and reliability.
The swift second sale also proves the concrete confidence that Gulf Craft has in their own product, having started construction on the second hull well before the launch of the first delivery, successfully foreseeing a quick sale. All this makes for a promising and intriguing superyacht, which allows us to take a closer look at this superyacht, crowning the extensive fleet of the largest luxury yachts and fiberglass boats manufacturer in the Middle East and Asia.
Just over 41 metres, the Majesty 135 shows a distinct sportive silhouette, staying true to the tradition embodied by the Majesty line of vessels. With a fresh light yellow and golden hull, shaped by firm lines with curved details, she reflects an image of speed, strength and finesse.
The exterior colour palette is extended into the main saloon, which boasts a light, spacious and freshly modern interior in a palette of cream, yellow, teak and golden tints. With four long, modern leather sofas placed in opposite pairs along the length of the saloon, a well-balanced symmetrical setup was created which showcases the pleasant Middle-Eastern sense of enjoying each other's company, the traditional arrangement for informal socializing.
With subtly applied, instantly recognizable oriental and Arabian patterns throughout the interior, an atmosphere was created that combines the modern with the traditional. This proves to be a successfully fresh combination. Although certainly not short of detail or variation, there is a sense of calm flowing through the room, exuding from the balance between colours, shapes and materials.
Following the main deck lobby forward, from where the vessel's elevator, built by Dutch specialists Lift Emotion, is at guests' disposal, the owner's stateroom can be reached. One first enters the private office, an area again skillfully blending the modern with the traditional, in a tasteful and balanced manner. The ambiance is calm and subtly invigorating, the colours combining a vibrant red with deep mahogany and a rich golden tones.
Moving into the delightful full beam stateroom, the mahogany blends with cream coloured ceilings, creating a light and soothing ambiance. The distinctive geometrical Arabian pattern embedded in the carpeting throughout, adds a vibrant touch to the whole, turning this stateroom into a tasteful retreat with the right amount of personality.
With a separate dressing room and his and hers bathroom with large, shared central shower area, this is a master suite true to form and a great example of moderate yet abundant ornamental design in a balanced overall scheme. Traditional Middle-Eastern mystique combines well with modern lines, and with a big dash of personal style a rich yet toned down atmosphere is created.
Four additional guest cabins are located on the lower deck, two fore twins and two central VIPs. All in the pleasantly soothing style of design and balanced colour palettes, these quarters have a calming subtlety and a sense of refined luxury which is reflected in every detail throughout the cabins. Each stateroom has a sizeable en suite bathroom, including large shower area. With cabins executed in several distinct design schemes, each guest is assured a fine stay in a luxurious stateroom with an ambiance and personality uniquely theirs, adding to a personal and tailored experience onboard.
The upper deck saloon is slightly more playful in design, with an informal yet luxuriously detailed design, set in a spacious and light environment. With a bar and several tables available, set up in true Arabian style as a layout that would arguably be best described as an intimate restaurant-type arrangement with three smaller multi-purpose tables, each seating 4, this is an area suitable for entertaining, cocktail parties, informal dinners and simply relaxing.
Moving outside from this multifunctional space, the aft section is a true al fresco dining deck, centered around a large table fitting each guest comfortably and with ample privacy.
From here, the large fly-bridge is easily accessible. Here, a large aft sofa invites guests to sit down, relax and enjoy the vista views. The central hot tub can be found aft, right next to the bar. Flanked by lounging sofas, this sun deck offers guests a perfect setting for spending ample time in comfort and relaxation, again in Middle-Eastern fashion.
The Majesty 135 is a worthy addition to this line of vessels, setting an even higher standard. She perfectly blends Middle-Eastern tradition with a freshly modern perspective, which results in an equally fresh take on superyachting.