UAE’s Gulf Craft plans major expansion in Europe to meet soaring demands

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Gulf Craft, one of the world’s leading boat and yacht builders, has revealed its plans to expand its services in the European region in order to meet rising demand from the continent.

The UAE-based company made the announcement of the major expansion plans at the Cannes Yachting Festival, Europe’s leading yachting festival that showcases the latest boats from the world’s finest shipyards.

According to the statement, Gulf Craft has added eight new distribution partners across 12 countries in Europe, including major markets such as Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, and Portugal, in addition to expanding its global reach in the United States, Australia, and the Middle East.

Further, 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,” as per the reports.

The membership will help enhance procedures and structures within the industry, as well as promote information and knowledge sharing, with Gulf Craft trailblazing the use of lightweight materials in its yachts.

Talal Nasralla
Talal Nasralla
CEO – Gulf Craft

“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 personalized 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.”

“We can offer our customers in Europe a high-quality vessel to suit their needs. For instance, our Nomad SUV series is well suited to the Nordic region’s cooler climate because it has been designed with an enclosed cabin which is unique to explorer boats currently available in the market,” added Mr. Nasralla.

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