Following footsteps of some of the biggest luxury car makers such as Mercedes, Jaguar is apparently venturing into yachting business. They just revealed a concept speedboat which showcases Jaguar design DNA, reflecting two main qualities that set their cars apart fro others; beauty and speed.
Jaguar’s speedboat made from a blend of carbon fiber, teak wood, and a gel coat fibreglass. Some of the styling cues come directly from Jaguar’s iconic cars. That carbon fiber fin at the back, for instance, pays homage to the Jaguar D-Type, and those fuel filler caps inspired by the Series 1 XJ. The boat also features a red 2+1 cabin like that of Jaguar’s sports car.
This speedboat is just design exercise, but since it’s here Jaguar thought they can use it to promote the new XF Estate, the Sportbrake. Just like the boat, this family car mixes a beautiful design with great performance, and some practicality on top. It is also the perfect car to tow your speedboat to the river, should Jaguar decided to put it into production.
Jaguar Director of Design, Ian Callum is at the forefront of the Concept Speedboat. Callum explained: “We recognise that both our existing and future customers enjoy diverse and active lifestyles. 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 that you would expect from a Jaguar Car.”
Concept Speedboat by Jaguar Cars: Specification highlights
|LOA [length over all]||6.1m / 20’|
|LWL [length water line]||5.3m / 17’, 5”|
|Beam||2.0m / 6’ 7”|
|Draft||0.4m / 1’,3”|
|Passengers||2 + 1|