Speed, luxury, advanced engineering, symbols of status — the crossover between the boating industry and the car industry is closer than ever. Key examples include the yacht-friendly BAC Mono supercar and Adrain Newey, the F1 designer helping BAR's America's Cup bid. And now several luxury car brands have turned their expertise to designing luxury boats.
As the brains behind the Fisker Automotive luxury electric car brand, Henrik Fisker is no stranger to innovation, as his 50 metre superyacht concept for Italian yard Benetti shows. The dramatic Benetti Fisker 50 design was unveiled earlier this year to widespread industry acclaim, with strong feature lines on all three decks that take the shape of a regressing wave. The innovation continues inside with a fireplace in the owner's cabin and a cinema room that can be easily converted into a superyacht gym.