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Bugatti Collaborates on Luxury Yacht Range

By Paul Joseph

French supercar makers Bugatti have teamed up with luxury yacht builders Palmer Johnson to create a new series of sports yachts.

Called the ‘Niniette’, the series features three models ranging from 42ft to 88ft in length, each boasting a number of Bugatti-influenced stylistic and design cues including a falling shoulder line and two-tone paint scheme.

Using the hull shape from Palmer Johnson’s SuperSport series, the vessels took particular inspiration from Bugatti’s Type 57 C Atalante and Type 41 Royale classic cars, as well as some of its modern day, cutting edge models.

From the side, a blend of ultra-strong, ultra-lightweight titanium and dark blue exposed carbon fibre is visible, while there is a combination of brown bubinga, maple or naturally blue morta oak wood and lightweight materials on deck.

The yachts have a top speed of 38 knots (43mph) and interiors that can be tailored to the owner’s specific desires.

Dr Stefan Brungs, a member of Bugatti’s board of management, said: “This very special project brings together two brands with more than 100 years of experience in high-end hand crafting in their respective fields.

‘Bugatti and Palmer Johnson share outstanding lightweight design expertise. Inspired by Bugatti’s design DNA, 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 Palmer Johnson Niniette range has a starting price of €2 million.

By Paul Joseph