Sunday, July 4th, 2021
Lamborghini Launches a High Speed Yacht
With the enormous wheels on Jeremy Clarkson’s Lamborghini tractor getting all the attention in the media recently you may have missed the wheel less Lamborghini that has just been launched.
The ‘fighting bull’ branded boat has been launched by Tecnomar and is a collaboration between the The Italian Sea Group and supercar builder Lamborghini.
The Lamborghini 63 launched at the Marina di Carrara is the latest in a long line of automotive brands who have sought to make the move to the water. Among them Aston Martin, AMG Mercedes, Porsche and Lexus have all had a go but none of them have made much of an impact. It won’t be the last to try either given that
Bugatti have teamed up with Palmer Johnson to develop the Bugatti Niniette a 20 metre super boat.
It is not Lamborghini’s first foray into the marine world. Back in the 1980’s and 90s, the company supplied marinized versions of its 6 litre V12 engines to offshore powerboat racing teams.
The styling of the Lamborghini 63 takes its inspiration from the Lamborghini Siàn FKP 37, a limited edition hybrid vehicle capable of achieving speeds of 220mph. It does so, combining a V12 petrol engine with an F1 super-capacitor to boost both power and range.
There are nods to the motor car heritage at every opportunity. A start/stop button has been integrated into the bridge console and the seats used at the helm have a distinctly automotive flair about them. Even the anchor pocket has been disguised by what could be thought of as headlights on a supercar
Extensive use of carbon fibre in the build process ensures a lightweight boat displacing just 24 tonnes.
Priced at over £2.7 million pounds sterling the Lamborghini 63 costs around £100,000 more than the road based Sian.
Powered not by Lamborghini but using twin MAN 2,000hp V12 diesels linked to surface-drives to reduce drag at planning speeds, the boat is capable of 60 knots.
The Italian Sea Group also builds the Tecnomar Evo 55 sportscruiser and the semi-custom all-aluminium Tecnomar Evo 120 RPH, as well as a range of custom-built full-displacement steel and aluminium superyachts under the Admiral brand.