Gulf Craft announces eight new European distributors
Yacht builder Gulf Craft has added eight new distributor partners across 12 European countries to meet increasing demand, including key markets such as Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Portugal.
This European ramp up follows the yard reporting its growing order book resulted in a 42 per cent uplift in H1 2021.
The company announced its major distributor expansion across Europe at Cannes Yachting Festival. These will sit alongside the yard’s global footprint in the US, Australia and the Middle East.
Leading the conversation around the innovative use of composites in its yachts, Gulf Craft also confirmed its membership in the Super Yacht Builders Association (SYBAss). Uniting and representing superyacht builders around the world, SYBAss will work with Gulf Craft and regulatory bodies to ensure the rules which impact superyachts take into account the unique nature of the vessels. With Gulf Craft’s use of lightweight materials in its yachts, the yard says the membership will also help improve processes and structures within the industry and provide information and knowledge exchange.
Gulf Craft is currently showcasing its best-selling model, the Majesty 100 at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival. The Majesty is the flagship brand of Gulf Craft, which includes the Majesty 175, the world’s largest composite production superyacht which is scheduled to be handed over to its owner this month.
Speaking from Cannes Yachting Festival, Gulf Craft’s CEO, Talal Nasralla, says: “This year has been exceptionally robust for us with a strong order book and the delivery of our Majesty 175 and other superyachts. These have further established our strengths in manufacturing boats and yachts from composites – a method that is now gaining popularity in Europe, traditionally a steel boat market. We are now leading the global boating conversation around composite-built superyachts with strong demand from Europe and other global markets. To meet this, we have expanded our footprint in Europe.
“Our differentiating value proposition is our fully integrated manufacturing facility and our in-house design capabilities. Every aspect of the build of our vessels, from design concept, engineering, build and beyond happens under one roof. These enable us to deliver highly personalised boats that meet the aspirations of global yachting enthusiasts with a diverse bouquet of five brands for customers to choose from – the Majesty series, affordable Silvercraft family boats, Oryx sports cruisers, Nomad explorer yachts and Touring Passenger Vessels.”