Speedboats and yachts are the regal chariots of the sea. We reviewed a few (5 boats in this part 1 of a 2 part series) of these buoyant wonders that would make the Riptide crew salivate…
Cigarette Racing 42x Ducati Edition
Of the many adjectives I could use to describe this vessel, “super-slick” would be right up there with the best of them. Cigarette Racing 42x Ducati Edition is the love child of Cigarette Racing Team and Italian superbike makers Ducati. Take in the salty air as you bob your head to a funky tune that is belted out from the factory fitted and state of the art sound system by JL Audio. The sportiness of the model is highlighted by a red Ducati racing stripe. Powered by two 1100hp Mercury Racing engines, the top speed will get you up to 120 mph.
Lancia De Lancia
This sleek and sexy number has all the right moves in all the right places. A sportier look is available if you opt to remove the top. The presence of twin 560hp 6.7-liter 24-valve common-rail six-cylinder turbodiesel’s by Fiat Powertrain Technologies will ensure you rip through the ocean. The vessel yields a solid 1120 horsepower, delivered at 3000 rpm, and performs up to 55 knots. The Christian Grande design has handling that is similar to that of a Lancia car.
Fearless 28 by Porsche Design
Porsche and Fearless have produced this slender sophisticated speedboat that is priced at a not so modest $300 000. First glance gives you a notion that suggests designers have insisted that style and sophistication is paramount. Fearless 28 generates speed of about 46-knots within a range of 344 miles. Its V8 engine is powered by Dodge Viper and churns out 550 horsepower. Master and VIP cabins promote comfortable nautical lodging. Porsche utterances are resonated by an upper deck that features a design based on the Porsche Carerra GT and 911.
Mauro Lecci Lamborghini Motoryacht
Italian car designer Mauro Lecci can be described as the Giorgio Armani of the automobile world. His designs are refreshing and aesthetically pleasing. His recent efforts have culminated into something that is nothing short of spectacular. The manufactures have said that the same sensations that one experiences from driving a Lamborghini car has been squeezed into the Mauro Lecci Lamborghini motoryacht. This elite specimen has been craftily fashioned from lightweight carbon-Kevlar construction. It is supposed to be a lot lighter than fibreglass or even aluminium and features two high performance engines.
Strand Craft 122 Yacht
The Strand Craft 122 Yacht is a definite showstopper. It features a massive garage, and wait for it… comes standard with a flashy 880-horsepower V12-powered supercar. That alone is gobsmacking and almost incomprehensible. An enigmatic sheen is bestowed upon the supercar as a result of the designer’s reluctance to disclose much about the supercar… apart from the fact that it can reach an earth shattering speed of over 370 km/h – a tad bit fast you say? The yacht’s outrageous nature is further catalysed by the presence of dual Rolls-Royce engines. There is also the option of booster engine that yields over 14,000 horsepower and a top speed of 55 knots.