Robb Report Singapore
hot on the heels of the delivery of the first G600, Gulfstream announces its new flagship, the G700. Charmaine Tai extols its virtues.
GOOD THINGS – NO, scrap that – great things are worth the wait. By that, we mean a true windowless supersonic jet, which will hopefully come to fruition by 2050. In the meantime, consider us a happy camper with the announcement of the Gulfstream G700.
But don’t hold your breath, especially if you’re looking to receive it by Christmas. Given that its stablemate, the G600, was only delivered on 8 August this year – nearly five years after it was first unveiled – we can only assume we’ll need to wait patiently.
So how does the Gulfstream G700 fare in comparison to the previous flagship, the G650ER? Statistics wise, they’re virtually similar. For starters, both boast the same range of 7,500nm and a maximum cruising speed of Mach 0.925, taking you from Sydney to Sao Paulo in record time. Both are also able to ferry up to 19 or sleep up to 10 passengers.
Where the G700 stands out though, is in its size. Seating options are spread across five cabin zones, which, in layman speak, simply means more personal space for each guest. The aft can also be converted to include a master cabin with an ensuite shower.
The Gulfstream G700 also lives up to its claims about having the longest, tallest and widest cabin in the industry. While the increase in length may still not be the answer to helping one to overcome claustrophobia, the 20 panoramic oval windows – a Gulfstream signature – may help. Couple that with a continuous circulation of 100 per cent fresh air and a circadian lighting system created by Gulfstream to help you sleep better and tackle time differences, you’ll arrive at your destination ready to take on the world.