The impressive Jaguar Speedboat Concept
The guys from Jaguar have taken the world by storm with their latest project, a very interesting concept that’s going to make a splash on the water – the 20 foot long (6.1 meters) Concept Speedboat. In fact, what we have here is a complimentary vehicle to accompany the international launch of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake 4-wheeler.
Unfortunately, Jaguar aren’t yet looking forward to launch themselves into the world of sailing, this particular vehicle being aimed to set the spotlight on the recreational versatility of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake. Jaguar’s Design Director, Ian Callum, declared: “We recognize 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 Speedboat Concept was manufactured and designed in Jaguar’s close collaboration with the design firm Seventy Seven Design and the yacht design outfitter Ivan Erdevicki Naval Architecture & Yacht Design Inc.
Technically, the Speedboat features a sparkling fiberglass hull with teak decking, with a superb carbon fiber fin which interrupts the wood decking and also provides a reminiscent of the aerodynamic driver-side fin on the Jaguar D-Type race car. In addition, the boat includes Series 1 XJ-like fuel caps and red 2+1 cabin, both bringing forth the boat’s lineage from the Jag.
In terms of driveability, the Speedboat Concept can be given a bad grade, unfortunately. Because it mainly is a design study shell, it is not well prepared for overwater cruises. The manufacturer used pop-up mooring and a polished aluminum propeller to bring an idea of how it could be docked and sailed. On the other hand, the Jaguar XF Sportbrake will reportedly be available for purchase in Europe during November.