Gulf Craft, together with its dealer Australian Superyachts, is participating in the 2017 Sydney International Boat Show which opened today, exhibiting the Majesty 122 Ghost II, the largest yacht ever exhibited at the Sydney event.

Gulf Craft is also exhibiting the Nomad 65, representing Gulf Craft’s family of yachts specifically designed for comfortable long-distance cruising, underscoring the importance of the Australian market to the UAE-based company.

“Australia’s market continues to grow in importance for Gulf Craft with an increase in the number of yachts and boats sold and delivered to the continent, emphasising our position as builders for a global audience,” says Erwin Bamps, CEO of Gulf Craft. “With access to stunning coastlines and pristine waters, Australian boating enthusiasts have a deep knowledge and appreciation for boating. We take great pleasure in noting an increased demand from Down Under for well-built products that meet both safety requirements and world-class standards that Australian customers demand.”

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the show, which runs from August 3-7 at Cockle Bay Marina in the Sydney Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour. It is the first time the 37.5m Majesty 122 is on display, debuting as the biggest-ever vessel to exhibit in the Sydney International Boat Show.

The Majesty 122 Ghost II was built specifically for the Australian charter market and adheres to Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Class 2C, 1E and 1D Commercial Vessel Survey regulations. It combines long-distance capabilities with family-friendly features and sleek looks.

The superyacht includes five en-suite staterooms, state-of-the art technology and engineering, a fully equipped galley, spacious interiors, and offers panoramic views from its extended balcony. Also present is a garage large enough to house a 16ft tender and a jet ski.

Following her Australian delivery late last year, the Majesty 122 has won three prestigious awards – Best Asian-Built Yacht at the 2015 Asia Pacific Boating Awards, Best Yacht Installation at the 2015 Custom and Electronic Design Installation Awards, and the Quality and Value Award at the 2016 World Superyacht Awards.

Also at the show this year for the second time is the Nomad 65. Coined by Gulf Craft as a mini-explorer and ‘SUV of the Sea’, it mixes performance, functionality and usability while focusing on guest experience. Its main deck houses numerous amenities, whilst its roomy lounge and dining area enables those aboard to interact with the captain as they sit back and enjoy the water.

“The Nomad 65 was extremely well-received at last year’s show; it’s an ideal fit for the Australian market, which is why we’ve put it back on display again this year,” commented Bamps.

“Gulf Craft is the only international manufacturer of superyachts that has successfully delivered fully compliant superyachts built directly to strict Australian Commercial Vessel safety standards,” says Captain Richard Morris of Australian Superyachts, Gulf Craft’s exclusive distributor in Australia. “It gives us great pleasure to distribute commercially certified vessels of this caliber, not only do they meet the highest safety standards but also offer a range of fiscal benefits that significantly reduce acquisition and running costs, and attaining higher resale prices.”