Cutting-edge engineering, show-stopping design and ultimate status symbols: there are many things that superyachts and supercars have in common. However, thanks to weight restrictions and tricky logistics, the two have thus far been rather incompatible. Well not any more.
Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) has teamed up with Camper & Nicholsons to create a Marine Edition of its award-winning Mono supercar. Weighing in at just 580kg, this lightweight, ultra high-performance vehicle can achieve 0-60mph in 2.7 seconds with a top speed of over 170mph thanks to a 2.5 litre Mountune engine that produces 305 horsepower.
Every aspect of the Marine Edition has been tailored for life at sea. Anti-corrosive components have been designed to withstand harsher ocean conditions while a custom Environmental Control Container System stores the car in a climate-controlled environment to keep it in peak condition while on board. Thanks to its reduced weight, the Mono can be easily hoisted from yacht to harbour using on board cranes and, of course, every aspect of the interior and exterior styling can be altered to the owner’s preference.
“I started my career in the luxury yacht design field and have always wanted to combine my love of marina and automotive design,” said Ian Briggs, co-founder and director of design at BAC. “We had an opportunity here to bring something unique, functionally pure, exciting and even practical on the level of weight optimisation. The Marine Edition Mono represents the ultimate arrive-and-drive experience with great purity of purpose and style.”
So could this be the must-have superyacht toy of the future? Some of the world’s best coastal drives are accessible by boat but, up until now, there have been relatively few ways to really enjoy them. Having a stylish supercar that matches your yacht takes the freedom of luxury travel to a whole new level and, as many yachts have tender garages more than large enough to carry one, we suggest you get your name on the waiting list sooner rather than later.