Jaguar have announced the launch of its fibreglass Concept Speedboat designed to complement the launch of the XF Sportbrake car.
Jaguar Cars consulted with a yacht design specialists Seventy Seven Design and bespoke design project management company Ivan Erdevicki throughout the development of the Concept Speedboat. The Concept Speedboat has a gel coat fibreglass hull finished on top with a natural teak decking. This is split by a carbon fibre fin, inspired by the iconic Jaguar D-Type. The front of the boat flows seamlessly into the screen and the red 2+1 cabin follows the sporting character of Jaguar cars. Jaguar Cars’ heritage is also subtly recognised with fuel filler caps inspired by the Series 1 XJ. A polished aluminium propeller and pop-up mooring post imitates how the boat could be powered and docked respectively.
Ian Callum Jaguar’s director of design explains;
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.
The Concept Speedboat has been a design project that was commissioned to support the launch of the XF Sportbrake and Jaguar has no plans currently to mass-produce this boat.