Gulf Craft & Drettmann International participates in Boot Düsseldorf 2019

Bremen, January 18, 2019 – Gulf Craft together with its dealer for Europe (except France & Monaco), Russia and Ukraine – Drettmann International - arrives at boot Düsseldorf 2019 for another high note participation.

Gulf Craft has already kicked off the year by winning the coveted 'Best Asia-Built Motor Yacht' award for its Majesty 62. The elegant "owner-manageable" Majesty 62 family yacht won the top honour at the prestigious Christofle Yacht Style Awards held in Phuket, Thailand.

Along with Drettmann International, Gulf Craft’s participation will be driven by the market demand for a quality and value product. Drettmann International has already sold numerous models from the Majesty Yachts brand including the Majesty 110 and Majesty 100 into Europe and Russia.

Considered a benchmark for the international boat and water sports industry, boot Düsseldorf 2019 will attract 1,932 exhibitors from over 65 countries. The 9-day event will be held from 19th to 27th January 2019 and will attract over a quarter of a million visitors, as well as thousands of media representatives from around the world.

Gregory Yeakle, CEO of Gulf Craft and Albert Drettmann, CEO of Drettmann International says, "It's a landmark year for us to be part of the 50th edition in one of Europe's iconic boat shows. It is a major show along with the Cannes Yachting Festival and the Monaco Yacht Show, which empowers us to explore the market potential, expanding our presence in Europe."   “The Drettmann family attended already 49 times at the Boot Düsseldorf”, Albert Drettmann added – only in the year 1 we were not participating, but up to year 2 always.”

Germany presents new opportunities for the recreational boating industry with estimated new boat sales forecasted at 200 million euro. Gulf Craft is poised well to further enhance its presence in Germany and in Europe. The main thrust being individual brands like the award-winning Majesty Yachts, the adventure Nomad Yachts and Oryx Sports Cruisers.

Launched in 2004, Gulf Craft's flagship brand, Majesty Yachts is the region’s first full line-up of luxury fly-bridge yachts, designed to compete with the best international yacht manufacturers. Today, it has established itself as a brand recognised internationally for its reliability, innovative design and timeless exterior styling.

Each yacht in the Majesty Yachts range can be personalized to better meet the requirements of the owner – from exterior finishing, to interiors, design and spatial layout. Majesty Yachts starts with the Yacht collection at 48 feet (15 m) and extends to the Superyacht collection featuring luxury superyachts up to 155 feet (47 m).

Currently, Gulf Craft is working to expand the Majesty Yachts portfolio to feature mega yachts - with the addition of Majesty 175 and Majesty 200.

The adventurous Nomad Yachts collection features a product line of exceptional craftsmanship and engineering. The range starts with the sophisticated Nomad 55 (17 m) and extends to the refined long-distance 95 ft (30 m) yacht. Featuring premium comfort, safety, and oceangoing capability, the Nomad Yachts feature a functional design that meets CAT A specifications.

The 50th boot Düsseldorf 2019 is from 19 to 27 January, 2019 at Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre, Germany. Gulf Craft and Drettmann International will be located at stand D29 in Hall 7a and the event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.

About Gulf Craft

As the Emirate’s pioneering shipyard set up in 1982, Gulf Craft continues to enthral the world with the finest "Made in UAE" luxury yachts and leisure boats. The growing portfolio features the ultra luxury series of Majesty Yachts, the oceangoing Nomad Yachts, Silvercraft fishing boats and family cruisers, Oryx sport yachts and cruisers, and the Utility Series of Touring Passenger and multipurpose transportation vessels.

With great emphasis on advanced technology, naval engineering, research and development, Gulf Craft builds ocean-going crafts ranging from 27 feet to 175 feet in length at its state-of-the-art shipyards in the UAE.

A work ethos of 'innovation with passion' has been influential in making Gulf Craft one of the top seven shipyards in the world, backed by a strong global network spanning Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Gulf Craft's envisages success not as the reward for its innovation, but as a motivation to set out on a path of difference, with dedication and commitment, while creating ocean-going masterpieces that truly belong to the waters of the world. 

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About  Drettmann International

With a great deal of experience and passion, the family owned company Drettmann International personally fulfils individual requests from customers around the world. Drettmann is nearly 50 years in the yachting business and knows that a yacht is much more than a dream come true for its owner – it’s a philosophy of life. Therefore we see it as our duty to build nothing but yachts that meet the highest quality standards.

From the structure to the interior fittings, we insist on the finest craftsmanship and top-grade materials.  Our concept of quality goes far beyond the naming ceremony. Even the most stable yacht needs servicing and maintenance, and our extensive after-sales programme takes care of this.

Every single yacht is an individual project that we see through from start to finish with the utmost care and attention to detail. To achieve this, engineers and designers work hand in hand in our shipyards to fulfil the future owners' wishes in the best possible way.

In 2017, Drettmann expanded its portfolio as the exclusive and experienced sales partner of Gulf Craft's multi-award-winning yachts for Europe (exept France & Monaco), Russia and Ukraine – another important step towards expansion and internationalisation for the Bremen-based company.

“For us, no two yachts are the same. With a great deal of experience and passion, we along with Gulf Craft usher in impeccable quality and innovative craftsmanship that elevates the customer experience to a never-before level.,” said Albert Drettmann, Chief Executive Officer of Drettmann International GmbH. "It's the amalgamation of two vessel building heritages - one from the UAE and the other from Germany." he added. 

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