Does your megayacht have matching wheels?


In Today’s Wall Street Journal (August 14, 2008 ) Robert Frank reports about a unique “nauto” design competition. Your Range Rover, nautically inspired (subscription required) (Also see, My other yacht is a Range Rover – August 12, 2008 )

Edmiston & Company, “a world leader in the large yachting business” and Range Rover have teamed up for the first ever Edmiston Superyacht Range Rover Competition.

Seven leading yacht designers submitted designs: Andrew Winch (based on name alone should win) Martin Francis, Terence Disdale (above), Ken Freivokh, Dickie Bannenberg, Tim Heywood  (must be good because I could find their website) and Redman Whitely Dixon.

The sketches will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show next month and a winner will be chosen Sept. 25. Customers can order an actual model, for a mere €200,000 to €800,000, or nearly $300,000 to $1.2 million. While that may sound pricey, Edmiston points out that it is a bargain compared with the typical megayacht tender.

The nautically inspired Range Rovers are also fuel efficient — at least compared with megayachts.

So if you’re in Monaco next month you might want to pick up one of these “fuel efficient bargains.”

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Peter A. Mello

Father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Professional creative placemaker.

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