Jaguar’s Concept Speedboat Not For Sale
No amount of money can buy the new Jaguar speedboat. The ultra-luxurious Concept Speedboat was created as an accessory for the British automaker’s new XF Sportbrake to appeal to clientele’s sense of adventure.
“We recognize that both our existing and future customers enjoy diverse and active lifestyles,” said Jaguar design director Ian Callum. “With the launch of the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake, we had an opportunity to create a vision of how our design philosophy might be applied to an alternative product, in which speed and beauty are also priorities. The Concept Speedboat looks powerful. It follows, in so many ways, the idea of a traditional speedboat but with the sleek and fast characteristics of what you would expect from a Jaguar car.”
The sleek craft includes a gel-coated fiberglass hull finished with a natural teak deck. The carbon fiber fin is reminiscent of Jaguar’s D-Type, and the jungle cat logo leaps off the back deck while the fuel filler caps were inspired by the Series 1 XJ. At 20 feet long, the Concept Speedboat’s red cabin seats three and would certainly appeal to any Jaguar fan. Jaguar sought out yacht design firm Ivan Erdevicki Naval Architecture & Yacht Design Inc. as well as designers at Seventy Seven Design to help achieve its vision.
Don’t get too excited, however. The company has no plans to use the vessel for anything more than a showpiece, demonstrating what its design department is capable of imagining for the sea.
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