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Bugatti Chiron inspired superyacht first in a new series

14 March 2017

Bugatti and yacht builder, Palmer Johnson have produced the first in a new series of Bugatti inspired superyachts, capable of reaching 44 knots.

Bugatti Niniette 66 (Credit: Palmer Johnson)

The makers of the powerful, fast, exclusive and luxurious production super sports car, Bugatti, and the innovative motor yacht builder, Palmer Johnson, announce the release of the Bugatti Niniette 66. This will be the first in a new series of yachts inspired by the Bugatti Chiron, starting from 50ft, up to 80ft.

Makers of the fastest car in the world today, Bugatti was once a boat builder too. Commissioned to create a one-of-a kind speedboat in 1930 by Prince Carlo Maurizio Ruspoldi, founder Ettore Bugatti named this low on the water beauty the Niniette – the family pet name of his youngest daughter Lidia. 

“The challenge was to create an experience and a persona as much as a yacht, from streamlined luxury, sophisticated style and unprecedented quality. For owners of tomorrow, Niniette will lift your expectations of life even higher,” explains Timur Mohamed, CEO of Palmer Johnson.

The 20m long yacht features Palmer Johnson’s innovative hull design combining a slender main hull with two sponsons left and right that have a positive effect on stability and roll dampening even at high speeds. “This construction also allows for a wider build compared to other yachts in this class, thus offering the experience of a much larger yacht,” adds Mohamed. The extensive use of carbon fibre also adds to the yacht’s structural rigidity, while at the same time reducing weight and increasing efficiency. 

The yacht features a spacious open deck that reflects Bugatti’s focus on craftsmanship and authentic materiality, with carbon fibre, leather and naturally blue morta oak wood as the dominating elements. The lower part of the deck houses a combined Jacuzzi, sun pad and champagne bar in the middle, flanked by two social areas on the side. Maritime connoisseurs will also cherish the fire pit, centrally located between the Jacuzzi and the two forward seats that will undoubtedly be a main attraction for every visitor. 

The super slim main hull means higher speeds with lower input power and fuel burn. Side sponsons give additional vessel beam and hence increased stability at rest. Reaching top speeds of 44 knots, and with a shallow draft of 0.83m, Bahamas friendly cruising is possible for the weekend! Unique Bugatti designed helm chairs and a futuristic command centre with interactive infotainment system for vessel navigation, monitoring, control and entertainment further enhance the experience.  

Price: unknown

For more information visit the Bugatti Niniette website.

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