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.