Jaguar has been showing off their new XF Sportbrake and in celebration they have designed a ‘Concept Speedboat by Jaguar Cars’. The speedboat echoes the design DNA of the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake.
Jaguar Director of Design, Ian Callum is at the forefront of the Concept Speedboat. Ian explained: “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 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.
It is a shame that this only a design exercise as the idea of Jaguar speedboat does sound rather appealing.Published 4 November 2012