Gulf Craft, one of the world’s leading boat and yacht builders has announced its major expansion across Europe to meet growing demand from the continent.
Gulf Craft has added eight new distribution partners across 12 countries in Europe including key markets such as Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Portugal, among others, in addition to growing its global footprint in the US, Australia and the Middle East.
The company highlighted its credentials in building composite superyachts at the ongoing Cannes Yachting Festival.
Gulf Craft is showcasing its best-selling model, the Majesty 100 at the festival, underlining its strengths in composite production superyachts. The Majesty is the flagship brand of Gulf Craft, which includes the Majesty 175, the world’s largest composite production superyacht which is scheduled to be handed over to its owner this month.
The company also confirmed its membership in the Super Yacht Builders Association (SYBAss). Uniting and representing superyacht builders around the world, SYBAss will work with Gulf Craft and regulatory bodies to ensure the rules which impact superyachts take into account the unique nature of the vessels.
With Gulf Craft trailblazing the use of lightweight materials in its yachts, the membership will also help improve processes and structures within the industry and provide information and knowledge exchange.
“This year has been exceptionally robust for us with a strong order book and the delivery of our Majesty 175 and other superyachts,” Gulf Craft’s CEO, Talal Nasralla, said on the sidelines of Cannes Yachting Festival. “These have further established our strengths in manufacturing boats and yachts from composites – a method that is now gaining popularity in Europe.”
With a significant increase of 42 per cent in new orders in the first half of 2021, Gulf Craft is now ramping up its production capacity and retailer network across the globe.
“We can offer our customers in Europe a high-quality vessel to suit their needs,” added Nasralla. For instance, our Nomad SUV series is well suited to the Nordic region’s cooler climate because it has been designed with an enclosed cabin which is unique to explorer boats currently available in the market.”
Gulf Craft has built more than 10,000 boats already, serving clients around the world.