Jaguar Concept Speedboat

30 Oct, 2012 12:22pm Tom Phillips

Jaguar has unveiled the Concept Speedboat at the launch for the new XF Sportbrake estate

The Jaguar Concept Speedboat has been unveiled at the launch of the new XF Sportbrake estate in Scotland.

Measuring 6.1-metres long and two metres wide, with a 2+1-seat interior, Jaguar claims the Concept Speedboat showcases the design DNA of the firm “in an unexpected and spectacular package.”

As with the firm’s road cars, Jaguar Director of Design, Ian Callum, has been heavily involved in the project: “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.”

Callum also Tweeted the picture above, with the line “The ultimate Jaguar Sportbrake accessory...”

To create the Concept Speedboat, Jaguar worked with naval architecture consultancy firm Ivan Erdevicki and yacht design consultancy Seventy Seven Design. The firms came up with a fibreglass hull finished with teak decking.

The deck is split in the rear with a carbon-fibre fin, inspired by the design of the Jaguar D-Type. The fuel filler caps were also inspired by the one fitted to the Series 1 Jaguar XJ.

Callum added: “I have always had a passion to create such an object [as the Concept Speedboat] and it seemed fitting that we relate this to a lifestyle vehicle such as the Jaguar XF portbrake. The two sit together perfectly.”

Sadly, Jaguar says that the Concept Speedboat is nothing more than a design exercise, and it has no plans to add the boat to its options list.

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Stick to cars JLR. And reign in Callum.....his ego is getting out of control.

The aft deck looks like an old MFI coffee table top with a bumper left on it.... Stick to cars.
If you want to put a class boat on a trailer behind a car look no further than Riva!

seems odd to have done 1 but there is no harm done if Callum & Co want to design a speed boat concept. they are doing well and fancied letting their hair down and designing something different in line with the Jaguar design theme. At the end of the day its just a concept and a bit of fun.