|SEAY Regional News|
Gulf Craft, one of the leading superyacht shipyards in the world, has launched three of its Majesty superyachts into the water in a single week, once again demonstrating its remarkable capacity to turn out premium quality vessels. The UAE-based builder will be officially displaying the superyachts at three major events – the Kuwait Yacht Show, which will be held from 3-7 February 2015 in Kuwait City, the Dubai International Boat Show, which is taking place on 3-7 March 2015, and the Singapore Yacht Show, which will be held from 23-26 April 2015.The Notice of Race (NOR) for the 11th Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina, set to take place 30th April to 4th May 2015 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Jomtien, Pattaya, Thailand, is now online at www.topofthegulfregatta.com/info/notice. Asia's largest multi-class regatta includes class racing for Optimists, dinghies and beach catamarans upto large keelboats and multihulls. The award-winning regatta incorporates Asia's largest one-design competition, the Platu Coronation Cup and the Thailand National Optimist Championships, and is hosted by South East Asia's largest marina, Ocean Marina Yacht Club.
The three MajestyYachts are the latest additions to Gulf Craft's line of luxury fly-bridge superyachts. The Majesty Yacht brand combines style and elegance with sophisticated technology to create the epitome of truly royal cruising. The triple launch is the latest illustration of Gulf Craft's commitment to innovation and high-quality engineering. "This achievement of putting three of our Majesty Yachts into the water in such a short time further underlines Gulf Craft's growing credentials as an international superyacht builder," said Erwin Bamps, CEO of Gulf Craft. "We have truly made our mark on the global superyacht scene through our innovative approach to design and manufacturing, allowing us to offer a unique standard of product and service to our global customers."
Every yacht is personalized, taking into consideration the needs and requirements of each client. From intricate interior design, including paint, gold-leaf, and hand-crafted wood paneling, to overall layout, Gulf Craft offers premium quality in every aspect of the vessel structure and design.
"What we do is more than build boats and yachts; it is essentially designing and developingworks of art. Every feature of the vessel is created in our factory, ensuring that all facets meet our high-quality standards, and allowing clients to customize their yacht according to their requirements," Bamps said.
"By displaying the Majesty Yachts at three major industry events in three different countries, Gulf Craft is again extending its geographic reach, and helping to promote and strengthen the reputation of the UAE in the luxury yacht market." Gulf Craft is investing USD 100 million over the next five years in developing a worldclass facility for the manufacturing of mega and superyachts at Dubai Maritime City.
"The diversity of boats and variety of classes is a point of difference for the Top of the Gulf Regatta. There is no other regatta like it," said Mr. William Gasson, Co-Chairman, Top of the Gulf Regatta Organising Committee. "We will again be welcoming a diverse fleet spread over 12 classes and expect to have over 200 boats and approximately 600 people taking part."The keelboat and multihull class splits are as follows:
Following registration and a practice race on Thursday 30th April, Classes 1-6 fleet will race over four consecutive days – Friday 1st to Monday 4th May inclusive – a schedule of windward-leeward, inshore, coastal and inter-island courses, decided on-the-day by the international race management team lead by Race Officer Denis Thompson.
"Top of the Gulf Regatta is unique in Thailand in that it's operated from a marina providing safe and secure berthing for competitors each evening, as well as having the full complement of onshore services and facilities from Ocean Marina Yacht Club," said Mr. Scott Finsten, Harbour Master, Ocean Marina Yacht Club. "The marina can accommodate yachts with a draft of 3.5 meters within the Marina and we will be providing a ferry service from the marina to boats moored nearby outside for those with a draft in excess of 3.5 metres."Other classes in the Regatta are as follows:
"As we enter the Regatta's next decade the Organising Committee and regatta owners Ocean Property, are looking forward to continuing the formula of success that has seen the Regatta grow to be the largest multi-class regatta of its kind in Asia, and which in 2014 saw the Regatta voted 'Asian Regatta of the Year' at the 2014 Asian Marine & Boating Awards," added Mrs. Supatra Angkawinijwong, Deputy Managing Director of Ocean Property.
Organised by the Top of the Gulf Regatta Organising Committee under the auspices of the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the Platu Yacht Association, Ocean Marina Yacht Club and Royal Varuna Yacht Club, the Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina will take place 30th April to 4th May, hosted by Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Jomtien, Pattaya, Thailand.
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