How long did the process take from the first phone call with Gulf Craft to the day you took ownership?
The process took a few years, from October 2016 to delivery in Cannes, France in October 2018.
How much time did you spend at the yard in the UAE and how did you find the whole build process?
During the build we travelled to the shipyard about 8-10 times and stayed in a hotel close to the yard in Ajman. The shipyard was very welcoming during each visit and took a lot of time going through each inspection of every stage of the build.
What are the benefits of choosing a highly customisable yacht over building one from scratch?
If you buy a yacht that is already highly customised you are buying someone else's ideas, this wasn't an option for us as we had already done that with our other boats in Australia and in doing so often bought other problems and headaches, however if you build your own yacht from scratch you get to choose everything that you want, down to the minute details, which is very rewarding and satisfying.
The Majesty 125 series is known for its sleek, sporty appeal and can achieve excellent top speeds. Was performance important to you?
We chose twin 1,902hp C32 ACERT Caterpillar engines for the efficient fuel consumption. As a result, under the sea trials, she achieved a fuel efficiency at 11 knots using 75 litres of fuel per hour per engine including generators. This was much better than we expected overall. If you need to pick up speed, under sea trials she achieved top speeds of 21 knots. We are very happy with the performance of the yacht in all conditions.