UAE-based Gulf Craft, a leading global builder of luxury yachts and leisure boats; will proudly fly the UAE flag at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival with four of its finest vessels cruising into the French Riviera.
The festival, a premier destination for the global superyacht and luxury watercraft industry, to be held from September 10 to 15, attracts some of the biggest and most luxurious yachts by acclaimed shipyards as well as the most discerning and glamorous clientele.
Gulf Craft’s participation in the annual celebration of sea fairing excellence will put the Emirate’s shipbuilding traditions and reputation for pursuing luxury on show for the entire yachting community to see.
As part of this year’s festival, four high-end vessels representing three of Gulf Craft’s most popular brands will be on display. An Oryx 379 luxury Sports Cruiser, Nomad 95 SUV and Nomad 75 SUV ocean-going long-range yachts, and a Majesty luxury superyacht will all be featured at Cannes.
All designed and built in Gulf Craft’s state of the art shipyard, each of these unique and prestigious vessels is sure to attract huge attention from buyers and industry figures alike.
Europe’s leading boating event, Cannes comes at the end of a busy summer season of festivals and galas. The event attracts the biggest and best names in the pleasure yachting industry, with world famous companies choosing to showcase new models at Cannes each year.
Gulf Craft’s Oryx range of sports yachts and cruisers have won many fans since their launch in 2006, particularly among young customers who demand performance as well as on board luxury. The Oryx 379 is the latest model in the range and represents Gulf Craft’s renowned ability to merge the high-end yacht market with the demands of watersports.
Introduced to market in 2015, Gulf Craft’s long-range Nomad Yachts combine practicality with pleasure and ocean-going seaworthiness. Made for individuals who seek adventure and freedom, the models of Nomad Yachts are ideal for long trips at sea or a day of leisurely cruising.
The Nomad 95 SUV and Nomad 75 SUV yachts on show in Cannes each represent the very best in sea-going comfort and style and boast Gulf Craft’s most innovative layout and smartest performance.
A true superyacht, Gulf Craft’s flagship brand Majesty Yachts was launched in 2003 to develop and expand the growing luxury yacht market in the region and globally. The range quickly attracted high praise from competitors and customers alike.
Gulf Craft executive chairman Mohammed Hussein Alshaali said: “As one of only a handful of yacht builders outside of Europe to have a presence at this year’s festival, we are proud to represent the UAE on a global stage.”
“Cannes is one of the most important events in the yachting industry calendar and a must-visit for shipbuilders, companies and individuals who have a passion for the luxury marine leisure lifestyle,” he said.
“The company’s participation at Cannes will not only showcase our Oryx 379, Nomad 95 SUV, Nomad 75 SUV and a Majesty superyacht to customers from all over the world but will also highlight the exceptional levels of comfort, performance, reliability, range and luxury our yachts consistently deliver,” he added.