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Gulf Craft’s New-Look Majesty Superyacht

The Majesty 111 has a clear, sporty exterior and a foredeck jacuzzi

Gulf Craft’s first Majesty 111 has loved international publicity since its world premiere on the Dubai Worldwide Boat Present in March. In September, the 34m, six-cabin Sandbank made its Europe debut on the Monaco Yacht Present earlier than exhibiting within the US for the primary time on the Fort Lauderdale Worldwide Boat Present on the finish of October.

Becoming a member of the Majesty model’s Superyacht vary, the 111 sits between the best-selling 100 and the 120 tri-deck. Nonetheless, the primary yacht to characteristic full exterior and inside design by Phathom Studio has a cleaner, sportier, extra muscular and trendy exterior than her Majesty sisters, with the yacht’s lengthy band of glazing alongside either side of the decrease and essential decks, with the yacht topped by a black skylounge.

Mohammed Alshaali, co-founder and Chairman of Gulf Craft, has accompanied Sandbank on all her main present appearances and been delighted by the response to the primary Majesty 111, which is obtainable for constitution by means of Northrop & Johnson and was listed on the market in late October.

Sandbank is obtainable for constitution by means of Northrop & Johnson

“Due to the pictures and images, everyone cherished the Majesty 111 even earlier than they noticed it on the reveals. All people mentioned it was futuristic,” Alshaali says. 

“Phathom actually understand how to attract good traces and the best way to match the inside with the outside. They launched new options just like the jacuzzi on high of the master-suite skylight and the massive upper-deck skylight, whereas additionally they introduced in environmentally pleasant supplies.”


Phathom was based within the Netherlands in 2019 by three designers – Canadian Sean Bekeschus, Spaniard Raquel H Grijota and Dutchman Fabian Henke – and Jacob van de Haar, the corporate’s Business Director.

The Majesty 111 is the primary to characteristic exterior and inside design by Phathom

All three designers have expertise at Guido de Groot, with Henke there for nearly a decade. Bekeschus, a former intern at Nuvolari Lenard, additionally spent 4 years at Cor D Rover, the place his portfolio included the outside of the 58m Royal Huisman Phi, whereas Grijota, an inside designer, spent two years with Sinot Yacht Structure & Design.

Phathom has lately labored on a number of initiatives with Gulf Craft together with the interiors of the Majesty 72 (Evaluation, Difficulty 71), Nomad 101 and upgraded Nomad 70 SUV, additionally collaborating on the outside upgrades of each the latter fashions. Nonetheless, Phathom began from scratch when designing the look of the Majesty 111.

Bekeschus, 38, says: “We appeared extensively on the market. For the outside, we needed one thing athletic, slightly bit brawny, however basic and timeless – we didn’t need something superfluous.”


With an total size of 110ft 10in, the semi-displacement flybridge motor yacht is nearer in scale to the Majesty 100 (108ft 4in) than the four-level Majesty 120 (123ft 1in). Nonetheless, the Majesty 111 has 15 per cent extra quantity than her little sister, with 243GT of house serving to present giant social areas and cozy lodging for 12 visitors and as much as 5 crew.

Starboard view of the aft cockpit

A better take a look at the aft storage door reveals a 12ft-wide bench seat, a easy however efficient design contact, whereas Sandbank’s toys embrace a 4m Agilis jet tender, wakeboard, waterskis, donuts, Seabobs, wing mat and paddleboards. 

Not like its two sister fashions, the Majesty 111 has a transparent aft balustrade within the cockpit, reflective of its extra trendy design and Phathom’s want to supply house owners extra sea views. The open-plan cockpit may be hidden from onlookers by a drop-down display screen and was initially dressed with sofas and chairs, which have been later changed by a big eating desk for 10.

The inside options pure supplies and a contrasting color palette

The saloon doorways are flanked by two extensive columns partially lined in fluted picket panelling, a characteristic additionally seen extensively contained in the yacht. The inside begins with two chairs dealing with an extended, cream-coloured L-shaped couch to port, whereas customized furnishings contains a big, round-edged espresso desk with a lift-up central round locker.

Curves and rounded corners are evident all through the inside, as are quite a lot of colors, tones and supplies together with an in depth use of oak. Nonetheless, the excessive, white ceiling retains the temper gentle and incorporates recessed lighting in addition to a drop-down TV.

Aft view of the eating space, which is topped by a table-sized ceiling mirror and an ornamental lighting fixture 

Grijota, 40, says: “Once we designed the inside format, we needed to enchantment to a wider vary of markets, so we made it much less formal and needed to open the areas whereas letting in a number of gentle, which you’ll be able to see all through the yacht. Within the fittings and décor, we performed with pure supplies and contrasts. Our palettes have quite a lot of contrasts.”

Ahead is a big eating desk for 10, which is actually mirrored within the ceiling above by a table-sized mirror fitted with an inventive, suspended lighting fixture. The realm is served by the massive galley, which is accessed by a door on the port aspect. On both aspect of the eating desk are rounded, hip-height cupboards, matching the one starboard of the saloon.

Stairs to the skylounge are adopted by stairs to the decrease deck

Ahead is a clear, floating staircase to the higher deck, which acts as a centrepiece for the yacht alongside the lower-deck stairs, whereas the starboard hallway results in a chic day head with an enormous window and onto the master bedroom.


The master-suite entrance begins with a corridor that includes a low storage cupboard beneath starboard home windows. On the left is a sliding door to a walk-in wardrobe, earlier than one other sliding door results in a twin-sink rest room with an infinite bathe together with a bench seat and an enormous window.

Port view of the master bedroom, which has an aft-facing mattress with a skylight view of the jacuzzi

The total-beam bed room options the mattress dealing with aft to an enormous, mounted TV, though it’s the view above that’s probably most charming – into the glass-bottomed jacuzzi! Fittings embrace ‘floating’ bedside tables topped by giant shelving items, a chic, multi-level vainness desk cum storage unit, and a big couch on the port aspect of the room.

The 5 visitor cabins on the decrease deck are accessed by an illuminated staircase, which even advantages from the massive skylounge skylight on the high of the central staircase. The lower-deck corridor leads aft to 2 ensuite cabins with forward-facing double beds, whereas ahead are two en-suite twins with aft-facing beds.

The VIP suite within the bow is considered one of 5 lower-deck visitor cabins

Nonetheless, the trump card is within the bow, a 15sqm VIP suite that begins with a port hallway that includes full-height cabinets on both aspect of an arrogance desk.

The bed room has an aft-facing mattress flanked on either side by a bedside desk that blends into an extended storage cupboard, whereas there are built-in cabinets on both aspect of the soft-panelled bedhead. The starboard aspect of the room even has one other full-height cabinet beside the toilet door.


The central staircase leads all the way in which as much as the higher deck and is topped by an enormous, rectangular skylight that helps illuminate the skylounge in addition to the steps. The skylounge is about up with a big L-shaped couch to starboard that faces an enormous, brawny bar to port that even incorporates an enormous TV.

Seating within the skylounge faces an infinite portside bar fronted by an enormous TV

It’s no strange bar when it comes to dimension or design and features a wine fridge and even a dishwasher, so with a day head on the high of the steps, the skylounge can turn out to be a self-contained celebration zone. 

In the meantime, there’s extra enjoyable available on the open aft deck, which is partially lined by a skylounge overhang fitted with louvres. The lined space contains an outside galley to starboard and cockpit stairs to port, however in any other case, the deck may be configured as an proprietor needs.

Ahead view of the partially lined aft deck 

Symmetrical aspect decks lead across the skylounge and wheelhouse to the foredeck, one other enjoyable social space with a C-shaped couch and two tables dealing with the massive jacuzzi, which is surrounded by sunpads on three sides. It’s then 4 steps right down to the working space, which surprisingly has a comfortable aft-facing couch within the forepeak.

The bow is ignored by the reverse-windscreen wheelhouse, which incorporates a central leaning put up for the skipper, an L-shaped couch and folding desk to starboard, plus a aspect door to port. The yacht is fitted with twin 1,900hp MAN V12s and has a high velocity of 20 knots and a cruising velocity of 12.

The foredeck features a glass-bottom jacuzzi surrounded by sunpads

General, Phathom’s imaginative and prescient for the Majesty 111 has resulted in a notably forward-looking design shift for Gulf Craft.

“We collaborate properly with Gulf Craft, perhaps as a result of we’re a younger firm and extra versatile than longer-established design studios,” Grijota says. “We’ve studied the DNA of the shipyard and tried to maintain it on the Majesty 111, however we consider it is a degree up. We needed to include options that will be distinctive promoting factors and look good on a yacht this dimension – and we predict it labored out properly.”


Photos courtesy of Gulf Craft

This text was first seen on yachtstyle.co

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