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Bugatti launches superyacht with Palmer Johnson

Monday 13 March 2017, By Autovolo

Bugatti launches superyacht with Palmer Johnson

Bugatti launches superyacht with Palmer Johnson

Bugatti has partnered with boat builder Palmer Johnson to create a Chiron-inspired superyacht.

The French manufacturer has followed the likes Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin and Lamborghini in creating a boat inspired by one of its models.

The Bugatti Niniette 66 mimics the Chiron’s eye-catching design, including the €2.4million (£2.1million) car’s sweeping ‘C line’ and two-tone paint scheme. Despite the immense size difference between the pair, they are remarkably similar. Just 66 of the boats will be built, and Palmer Johnson says each will cost ‘in the region of a Chiron’.

Palmer Johnson’s trademark narrow advanced stabilised hull and lightweight carbon composite materials feature, allowing the 66ft long and 21ft 8in wide (at its widest point) Niniette to comfortably reach speeds of up to 44 knots.

The boat boasts two Man V8 1000bhp engines, which power their respective MJP waterjets. With a maximum draft of 33 inches, the Niniette is well suited to cruising in shallow waters.

A skipper and friend can sit on the Bugatti-designed helm chairs and adjust vessel navigation, monitoring, control and entertainment via the interactive infotainment system in the futuristic command centre.

Behind the cockpit, passengers can relax in comfort in the Jacuzzi or on the sofas that surround a fire pit.

Below deck, the luxury continues, with polished metal, carbon, leather and marble adorning the furnishings of both the lounge area and the master suite.

Etienne Salomé, design director at Bugatti, said: “The Niniette is a genuine member of the Bugatti family.

“Even from a large distance when entering a port, the Niniette will always be recognised as a true Bugatti.”

The Niniette 66 is available to order now, with a build and delivery period of 12 months.