First Majesty 120 superyacht commences sea trials

Written by Georgia Tindale

The UAE-based shipyard Gulf Craft has announced that its flagship superyacht, the 37-metre motor yacht Majesty 120 has started sea trials and is now expected to be delivered at the end of April.Majesty 120/01 yacht during sea trials Photo: Gulf CraftWith the first sea trials putting the vessel's twin 2600 hp diesel MTU engines, Kohler generators and other fundamental equipment through their paces, the Majesty 120 will undergo further dock and sea trials beginning in two weeks' time in order to test the vessel's advanced electrical system which replaces a traditional hydraulic system. In addition, the engines and generator systems will also undergo extensive testing in the presence of MTU, Kholer and class surveyors.
Majesty 120/01 yacht during sea trials Photo: Gulf CraftMaking her debut during last year's Monaco Yacht Show, the all-GRP vessel’s in-house exterior profile features angular lines and contemporary styling and took inspiration from the shipyard’s previous model, the slightly larger 43.3-metre Majesty 140.

Although the vessel was unable to make her planned appearance at the Dubai International Boat Show earlier this month - as a result of the show being postponed to November due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic - the shipyard comments that they are currently in "discussion with multiple interested parties" about the yacht.Majesty 120 yacht project interior designPhoto: Majesty YachtsInterior design for the 290 GT Majesty 120 yacht is by the Italian studio Cristiano Gatto Design, who previously collaborated with the UAE-based shipyard on the design of the Majesty 175 and the interiors of the Majesty 140. The brief of the design was for a minimalistic style to suit international tastes and to create a modern and contemporary feel.Majesty 120 yacht project interior designPhoto: Majesty YachtsOn board accommodation is for up to 10 guests across five generous staterooms in an asymmetric layout who are looked after by up to seven crewmembers.
Majesty 120 yacht project deck designPhoto: Majesty YachtsPaul Gray, Chief Operations Officer at Gulf Craft commented at the sea trials: ‘The completion of Majesty 120s first sea trial was another successful addition to the yacht’s production milestones. The GRP and carbon fiber superyacht truly is a masterpiece and a perfect example of what the future of yacht building looks like.'Majesty 120/01 yacht during sea trials Photo: Gulf CraftHe continued, ‘Everything except for the engines and generators are electrically powered – from the fin stabilisers to the thrusters and steering, from the balconies to the passerelle.  None of the systems onboard require any use of hydraulics, this leads to a much quieter yacht that is also much more efficient to maintain.  We have listened to the market's demands for more efficiency as well as more  comfort onboard and we are confident that the Majesty 120 not only meets these demands but also represents a new era of Majesty Yachts around the world.’

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