Leading yacht manufacturer sells two Majesty Yachts during three-day roadshow, its second exclusive display in the vibrant Qatari market
Dubai, UAE- 04 April, 2012- The Pear Qatar marina in Doha saw a procession of yacht-lovers for three days last month as the “Majesty Yachts Exclusive Preview” by Gulf Craft Inc. a global manufacturer of luxury yachts and fiberglass boats, ran to a great reception from Qatari customers from the 28th to the 30th of March.
The event, which saw the sale of two Majesty Yachts, was Gulf Craft’s second exclusive display in Qatar in as many years. The preview featured the Qatari premiere of a new Majesty 125 – Gulf Craft’s third-largest superyacht model – and a brand new Majesty 105, which has already garnered rave reviews at the recently concluded Dubai International Boat Show 2013. Also on display were other popular Gulf Craft models including the Majesty 63, the Majesty 70 and Majesty 77.
“We were delighted by the fantastic response to our Majesty Yacht range in Qatar. We sold two Majesty Yachts during the event, which is a result of the strong relationship we have with our clientele in Qatar – a country which has a traditional affinity for the sea and a culture of yachting,” said Mohamed Hussain AlShaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft. “In fact, the Qatari market has been making up nearly 20% of our revenues recently and our customers there appreciate the finer aspects of yacht-building. It is always a pleasure to showcase our range in Doha as customers not only appreciate sailing and cruising as a recreational activity, but also have a connoisseur’s eye for well-engineered yachts built to a high finishing standard.
Speaking about the response to the preview and the Qatari market, Erwin Bamps, Chief Operating Officer for Gulf Craft, said: “It was heartening to see the level of interest in our Majesty Yachts range among Qataris, however, it was not a surprise. We are market leaders in Qatar and already have a large number of vessels of all dimensions berthed in Doha’s marinas – and this number increased further during the event with the sale of two Majesty Yachts. Our dealers in this market ensure that Gulf Craft’s Qatari customers get the best in terms of service and technical support. The ‘Majesty Yachts Exclusive Preview’ is our way of being close to our customers here and to show our commitment to the Qatari market.”
Notes for Editors:
Gulf Craft is a major manufacturer of luxury yachts and fiberglass boats, one of an elite circle of boat builders worldwide with the capability to produce composite superyachts of larger than 45m in overall length. Founded in the United Arab Emirates in 1982, Gulf Craft has built a distinguished reputation as a builder of a wide diversity of vessels, ranging from fishing and family boats to semi-customized luxury superyachts.
With an annual production capacity of around 500 craft and expertise built over three decades in the business, Gulf Craft has a presence in all boating markets globally through its Majesty Yachts, Oryx and Silvercraft brands. In addition, Gulf Craft has the capability to provide not only boat maintenance and re-fit services, but also advisory and assistance on all aspects of boat ownership, from design to mooring, registration, operation and trade-in.