Conceived through the fusion of supercar and yacht DNAs, these yachts are veritable spectacles, distinguishing themselves from all other yachts as they attempt to bring both the aesthetic and the functionality of a supercar into the body of a yacht.
Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 (2020)
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Her design is reminiscent of a Lamborghini first with the typical Lamborghini aesthetic: the sharp, angular hull is designed for maximum speed, a philosophy shared with the cars. The materials are also in line with the DNA of a Lamborghini car: she primarily uses carbon fiber, as to ensure that she is as light as possible, hence her being classed as an ultra-lightweight yacht, weighing 24 tons. Her weight makes her capable of going up to 60 knots: the 63 ft yacht has clearly met her goal of being the perfect incarnation of a Lamborghini as a yacht, a vessel successfully mirroring a four-wheeler.
Lexus LY650 (2019)
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This 65ft yacht is built by the car brand itself in collaboration with Marquis Yacht. Based on a previous concept of a Lexus yacht, she aims to emulate the sleek aesthetic that you would usually find in a Lexus car, from the spacey grey of the hull to her curvy yet aerodynamic rounded edges. She emanates class and luxury, key values of the carmaker. This, combined with the sumptuous leather interior, shows that one of the objectives when designing this yacht was to create a perfect translation of the typical Lexus craftsmanship and visual design of a Lexus supercar into an exceptional yacht. She can go up to 37.4 knots, so she doesn’t exactly retain the speed factor present in the typical Lexus supercar, however, she isn’t just a gimmick: a lot of work has been put in to make her a veritable yacht.
Aston Martin AM37 (2016)
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Defined as a powerboat, this 37ft day cruiser was carefully designed in collaboration with Mulder Design and Quintessence Yachts, so as to not only be a powerboat with the branding of Aston Martin, but rather an innovation on the yachting world, something that would shine above other yachts of the same nature. While the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 is extravagant in her design and her speed, and the Lexus LY60 is distinctive from other yachts with her very curvaceous and sleek design, the Aston Martin AM37 keeps her design as simple as possible while grafting the Aston Martin DNA on to her. This less-is-more approach is truly a statement of the luxurious patrimony of Aston Martin: from the beautiful wooden deck to the simple, smooth, indigo hull optimized for speed, she can go up to 47 knots. This vessel, while simple in design, is a product of the highest quality, every inch of her is carefully thought out to be as sleek, luxurious and elevated as possible. Just like the typical Aston Martin car, quality, efficiency, assembly – every element is carefully designed to be as luxurious and as extravagant as can be. With that in mind, the AM37 can truly stand alongside any other car of the Aston Martin library.
Riva Ferrari 32 (1988)
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Perhaps one of the oldest examples of a carmaker collaborating with a boat designer to achieve a yacht assembled with the identity of a supercar in mind. Conceived as a collaboration between Ferrari and Riva, she is evidently and undeniably a vessel of the name Ferrari, from the bright crimson red emblematic of the carmaker to her pointed aerodynamic hull, emphasizing speed, reminiscent of a typical Ferrari car from the 80s. Her black and white leather seats exude not only quality but also the neatness and the identity of a Ferrari car. She can reach speeds up to 54 knots. She is, similarly to the Aston Martin AM37, simply a supercar in the form of a vessel. There is no attempt to make her larger, with sleeping quarters, bathrooms, or living rooms. She was conceived to look exceptionally good and be incredibly fast. She is a Ferrari, nothing less, nothing more, and doesn’t need to be anything less or anything more.