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Design October, 30 2012

Concept Speedboat by Jaguar

Jaguar has unveiled an exciting and unique styling concept at the international driving debut of the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake. Jaguar Director of Design, Ian Callum is at the forefront of the Concept Speedboat. Callum explained, “We recognize that both our existing and future customers enjoy diverse and active lifestyles. With the launch of the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake, we had an opportunity to create a vision of how our design philosophy might be applied to an alternative product, in which speed and beauty are also priorities.”

The Concept Speedboat has a gel coat fibreglass hull finished on top with a natural teak decking. This is split by a carbon fibre fin, inspired by the iconic Jaguar D-Type. The front of the boat flows seamlessly into the screen and the red 2+1 cabin follows the sporting character of Jaguar. Jaguar’ heritage is also subtly recognised with fuel filler caps inspired by the Series 1 XJ. A polished aluminium propeller and pop-up mooring post imitates how the boat could be powered and docked respectively.

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