HEY, YACHT STUFF!

Fly through the waves in a Spit­fire-pow­ered nau­ti­cal dream ma­chine

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THE $5.5 MIL­LION lux­ury AERO boat isn’t just in­spired by iconic Sec­ond World War fighter planes, it ac­tu­ally packs the same V12 Rolls-Royce Mer­lin en­gine as the Spit­fire – re­con­di­tioned and wa­ter­proofed, thank­fully. It also boasts 820kW, which is more than enough power to pro­pel up to seven pas­sen­gers 175km/h across the wa­ter.

This speed is aided by the sculpted car­bon­fi­bre, Kevlar and wood ve­neer hull, which keeps the weight down to an ex­ceed­ingly nippy 7,700kg and mim­ics the Spit­fire’s fluid lines.

Any happy fu­ture own­ers of the ten lim­ited-edi­tion Aer­oboats will first dic­tate a be­spoke cock­pit de­sign – how about the aero­nau­ti­cally in­spired num­ber, on the left? The in­te­rior and ex­te­rior trim­mings you fancy will then be mag­icked up by su­peryacht ex­pert Clay­don Reeves in its ship­yard. $5.5 mil­lion, clay­don­reeves.com, out now

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