ALKESH SHARMA / EMIRATES BUSINESS
Gulf Craft, the world’s innovative builder of luxury yachts and leisure boats, has served the aspirations of passionate seafarers for more than three decades. The award-winning manufacturer is one of the world’s leading superyacht shipyards, a merit it has achieved through continuous investment in research and development.
Founded in the Emirates in 1982, Gulf Craft continues to redefine the on-water living experience with its wide variety of premium craft, ranging from 27 feet to 155 feet in length. Deploying advanced technology, powerful engineering, and timeless design, Gulf Craft builds each creation to meet the diverse requirements of its discerning clientele, transforming travel by sea into a journey worth indulging in.
With an expanding portfolio that includes the enchanting Majesty Yachts, the oceangoing Nomad Yachts, Silvercraft fishing boats and family cruisers, and Oryx sport yachts and cruisers, Gulf Craft has built an enduring legacy. Recently Gulf Craft has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST) in an agreement that aims to promote industry research and help cultivate the next generation of UAE professionals.
The new partnership will facilitate the exchange of information and expertise, and will enable AUST students to apply theoretical knowledge in an industrial setting at Gulf Craft’s award-winning yacht and boat building facilities. Distinguished students will also have an opportunity to intern at Gulf Craft across various fields, ranging from communications and information technology, to interior design and engineering.
“Research and development plays a critical role in the progress of the leisure maritime sector, and that is why we continue to forge new relationships and build on existing ones that support us in our endeavour to continuously innovate,” said Erwin Bamps, CEO of Gulf Craft.
“Technology is constantly changing, and our ability to produce oceangoing yet comfortable craft that meet evolving market requirements relies on credible and scholarly information. We look forward to working closely with AUST towards our mutual goal of disseminating knowledge and advancing the UAE as a global and regional industrial hub,” Bamps added.
The partnership will also support the development of new university programmes that cater to the changing industry needs. Gulf Craft is driven by its vision that is to stay at the forefront of yacht and pleasure-boat manufacturing with a reputation for innovation, quality, and value for money. It derives the passion from whole-hearted enthusiasm for the yachting industry and equal dedication to quality of production and semi customised designs.