Lamborghini has delivered its very first yacht to North America. In 2020, the Italian car manufacturer announced a partnership with shipbuilder Tecnomar to produce a limited quantity of luxury yachts for the international market. Today, the first copy awaits its owner at the dock in South Florida.
Baptized on Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63, its name revolves around several references: it is 63 feet long (19 meters), can reach a speed of 63 knots (117 km/h) and only 63 models have been manufactured. This number was not chosen at random: Ferruccio Lamborghini founded the automobile brand that bears his name in 1963. The starting price of the yachts is around 3.5 million dollars (this sum does not take into account the customization of colors , materials, finishes and individual preferences). The Prestige Marine dealer based in Miami, who will be in charge of the delivery, has delivered to AD that it should receive new models Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 soon.
Of course, it’s the signature Lamborghini elements of the yacht’s design that command attention. On board you will find hexagonal patterns inside and out, the Y-shaped headlights of the Sián, a cockpit worthy of a fighter jet, racing-inspired helm seats and two V-12s. Unlike Lamborghini models, the Tecnomar yacht includes two such engines, each running on diesel with an individual output of 2000 horsepower.
It is not the first time that Lamborghini has ventured out to sea. In 1968, five years after the creation of his automobile brand, Ferruccio Lamborghini ordered a wooden boat from the famous Italian manufacturer Riva and equipped it with two engines 4-liter V-12 originally designed for its sports cars. Later, the brand produced a particularly powerful 7.2-liter outboard V-12 engine. In the 1980s and 1990s, this engine was occasionally adapted to the LM002, a hyper-massive SUV produced in limited quantities which served as a precursor to the Urus SUV, the brand’s current bestseller.
The Lamborghini-Tecnomar yacht echoes other limited editions born from the encounter between luxury shipbuilders and big names in the automobile industry such as Aston Martin or AMG, the Mercedes-Benz subsidiary specializing in racing cars. These ships are part of a broader initiative by luxury automakers to develop their lifestyle experiences, wherever their customers are. Aston Martin, Bentley and Porsche have dabbled in building residential towers, Bugatti has moved into furniture, and Ferrari offers a complete collection of clothing and fashion accessories.