American superyacht yard Palmer Johnson has released renders of a Bugatti speedboat, which has been licensed by the Italian supercar supremos
Fancy a Bugatti speedboat to go with your Bugatti Veyron? That mouth-watering idea could soon be a reality, after Palmer Johnson revealed the fruits of their partnership with the Italian supercar builders.
Bugatti announced at last year’s Qatar International Boat Show that they had joined forces with Palmer Johnson as a new “lifestyle partner” and the results are well worth the wait.
The Bugatti Niniette range is only in the concept stage at the moment, but the initial renderings are very promising indeed.
First up would be a 63ft model, called the Bugatti PJ63, which would feature a carbon fibre hull and have a top speed of 38 knots.
The starting price for the first Bugatti speedboat would be a cool €3.25m (£2.33m), and for this price you would get a 63m2 cockpit as well as a 43m2 saloon below decks.
Speaking of the decks, owners will get a choice of finish, from brown bubinga or maple to naturally blue morta oak wood. Optional extras include a hardtop bimini.
Dr. Stefan Brungs, sales and marketing director at Bugatti, said of the design: “This very special project brings together two brands with more than 100 years of experience in high-end hand crafting in their respective fields.
“Palmer Johnson has created not only an incredibly elegant and beautiful yacht but also a masterpiece of craftsmanship featuring carbon fibre, titanium and precious wood. This collector’s item will thrill maritime aficionados.”
The design is noticeably Palmer Johnson, with the reverse-entry prow and flared sponsons evoking the styling of the SuperSport 38M.
Meanwhile, for a touch of Bugatti heritage, the elegantly curved transom features the iconic EB emblem.
“Bugatti and Palmer Johnson are united by the vision of not just thinking outside the box but moving into completely uncharted waters.”