The UK-based designer, Claydon Reeves, has unveiled the Aeroboat, one of the fastest and most elegant small yachts ever produced.
This is the perfect vessel for anyone wanting to breakfast in St. Tropez, lunch in Antibes or dine at night in Monaco.
The exterior design of the Aeroboat is inspired by the Spitfire, a World War II fighter plane and one of the most iconic aircraft ever to have flown across the skies in Britain. Key to the design is the renowned, original Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 engine that powers the Aeroboat, enabling it to achieve speeds of over 50 knots, therefore providing a refined yet stylish way of travelling.
The fluid lines of the original Spitfire have inspired the yacht’s design and, just like the aeroplane, the Aeroboat is based on substantial British heritage – it was designed in Britain, and will be built on The Solent using carbon fibre and lightweight wood veneer materials sourced from the country.
The Aeroboat’s interior is based on that of a sports car and boasts beautiful leather stitching as well as a wooden dashboard. The forward seats are shock-mounted which harks back to the Spitfire’s landing gear. The helmsman has the use of a combination of analogue gauges for basic functions and touch-screen navigational systems, in addition to a joystick throttle.
Furthermore, Claydon Reeves is making owning a bespoke yacht, tailored to the owner’s needs, affordable. At a cost of £2m – £3m, the Aeroboat is an entry-level yacht for those seeking a fast, stylish day boat to explore a coastline or for more experienced owners wanting a sleek tender for a superyacht. It can comfortably hold up to seven passengers, and below deck, the forward cabin includes a double berth and a small bathroom.
The designers are planning to build a limited edition of 10 Aeroboats tailored to the personal requirements of each client, spanning from the cockpit layout and interior trim to the engine specifications and exterior finishes.
For more information, visit www.claydonreeves.com
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