Porsche Design Studios is bringing some Stuttgart style to the boating business with its first-ever seacraft. Set to debut at February Miami 2007 Boat Show, the 28-foot-long high-speed cruiser is a collaboration with Florida-based upstart Fearless Yachts.
"We reached out and said, 'You have a blank canvas,'" says Fearless CEO Jeffrey Binder, and the German creatives set about designing a luxury racer that could dominate what they dubbed the "aquabahn."
Fearless Yachts brings a sophisticated difference to the marketplace by launching the ultra highend boats and yachts that blend the best of performance, style, and design. Together, FearlessYachts and Porsche Design Studio combine the style and performance of both the marine and automotive disciplines in order to establish a luxury brand for the boating industry.
For the boating enthusiast, Fearless Yachts delivers performance that is unmatched from concept to construction. “We are combining this discipline with our passion for excellence in order to offer access to an unprecedented design and lifestyle for today’s modern explorer,” said Jeffrey Binder, CEO Fearless Yachts
The boat boasts a fiberglass hull with the sleek curves and lean silhouette of a
European coupe, and its "unitized," or seamless, construction does away with
unsightly rivets that might slow it down.
There's also a 525-horsepower Viper engine that helps the craft reach a top speed of 80 mph, which may not break any world records but will make you grateful for the Latham precision steering controls.
Should 28 feet (and room for five) prove insufficient for your entourage, Fearless Yachts will also launch a collection of boats and yachts over the next three years at the Miami and Monaco boat shows: 44 foot – 2008, 68 foot – 2008, 125 foot – 2009, 150 foot – 2010.
This customized elegance combines state of the art materials and construction methods for a level of performance that has not yet been achieved in the boating industry and will truly impact the person in the driver’s seat.
FEARLESS 28 SPECIFICATIONS
- Length Overall 27 ft 7 in 8.4 m
- Beam 8 ft 6 in 2.59 m
- Draught Down 38 in 0.97 m
- Draught Up 24 in 0.61 m
- Weight (approx) 6,000 lbs 2,722 Kg
- Hull Type Twin Step, Deep V
- Standard Power 525 hp (381 kw)
- Max Power 550 hp (410 kw)
- Speed 80+ mph
- Range at 40 mph (est.) 164 miles
- Fuel 90 gal 340 L
FEARLESS 28 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
- Engine: ILMOR V-10 Viper 550hp (410kw)
- Docking Assist: Integrated Bow Thruster
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