Courtesy of Gulf Craft via Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
  • Majesty 140, a yacht made in Dubai, was named the best in show at the biggest in-water boar show in the world.
  • The boat was sold on the fifth and final day of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show for "about $20 million (R297 million)," according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
  • The three-deck superyacht features a full beach club and interiors designed by an acclaimed Italian design house.
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The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has established itself as the biggest in-water boat show in the world.

With credentials like that, it's no surprise that the largest and most lavish yachts from shipyards across the world flocked to South Florida in early November for a chance to entice over 100,000 boat showgoers for the event's 60th year.

The yacht that impressed the most of all was Majesty 140.

The over 140-foot (42-metre) superyacht built in Dubai by Gulf Craft, in addition to being named best in show by NBC Sports, sold for around $20 million (R297 million) on closing day, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Keep reading for a closer look at the "best in show" superyacht.


Majesty 140, a superyacht built in Dubai by Gulf Craft, was named the best in show at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at the beginning of November.

Courtesy of Majesty Yachts/Gulf Craft via Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Source: South Florida Sun Sentinel


Although the vessel is less than half the size of Madsummer, the 311-foot (94-metres) megayacht that was the show's largest debut this year, it's certainly not lacking in luxurious amenities.

Courtesy of Majesty Yachts/Gulf Craft via Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Source: Business Insider, Majesty Yachts/Gulf Craft


It has its own "beach club" on an upper deck ...

Courtesy of Majesty Yachts/Gulf Craft via Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Source: Majesty Yachts/Gulf Craft


... with multiple spots to lounge around a centerpiece Jacuzzi.

Courtesy of Majesty Yachts/Gulf Craft via Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Source: Majesty Yachts/Gulf Craft


There is ample space to relax indoors, as well.

Courtesy of Majesty Yachts/Gulf Craft via Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Source: Majesty Yachts/Gulf Craft


The interiors were crafted by Cristiano Gatto, an acclaimed Italian design team that has outfitted over 200 show-worthy yachts around the world.

Courtesy of Majesty Yachts/Gulf Craft via Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Source: Business Insider, Boat International


The superyacht sold for around $20 million (R297 million) on the last day of the boat show.

Courtesy of Majesty Yachts/Gulf Craft via Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Source: South Florida Sun Sentinel


Last year, "best in show" at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show went to the 135-foot (41-metre) Mangusta Oceano Namaste.

Courtesy of Mangusta via the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Source: Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

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