Gulf Craft is launching an extended range of Nomad Yachts that add practicality as well as style, and feature a hull design that is extremely seaworthy. The Nomad 95 SUV, Nomad 75 SUV and Nomad 65 SUV that have been added to the range all feature semi-displacement hybrid hulls designed to withstand any sea condition and are able to travel long distances.
The company commissioned the renowned British designer, Andrew Wolstenholme, to draw up the hull lines, while Gulf Craft Chairman, Mohammed Alshaali, and his in-house design team created the styling of the superstructure, the interior layout and the engineering details. The expanded fleet of Nomad Yachts’ use of hybrid hull technology is designed to give an outstanding ride even in rough conditions and also the potential for long-range cruising at a comfortable 15-20 knots, with a 30 knots maximum speed if required. The Nomad Yachts range also incorporate advanced construction materials, such as carbon fibre and kevlar in the deck and fly-bridge, with the aims of increasing stiffness, reducing weight and enhancing the stability of the yacht.
The company points out that this design initiative has been made possible by Gulf Craft’s significant investment in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) systems. “This technology dramatically reduces the development time for a new design and cuts build time to enhance overhaul business efficiency,” the company states.