We’ve featured our fair share of boats over the years. Last year we featured the incredible noiseless, self-sufficient electric yacht from SolarImpact, while sports car manufacturers like Lexus and Bugatti have thrown their hats into the speed boat ring too. But 2019 ‘Best Motorboat’ category may have already been sewn up by the stunning Royal Version 001 by Jet Capsule.
Boutique Italian motorboat purveyor Jet Capsule has just announced its latest pint-sized model in the Royal Version 001. Originally launched back in 2013, this is the second version of the alternative motorboat, with Jet Capsule saying it’s bigger, faster, and more luxurious than before.
Measuring in at roughly 26 feet (7.95 metres) long x 12 ft (3.44m) wide and 7.5 ft (2.3m) high, the new Royal is a couple of feet longer than the original and has a total floor space of 193 square feet (18 square metres). That’s enough real estate to comfortably fit in 9 plush leather seats, as well as bathroom and a wet bar.
The Royal Version 001’s speed has gone up too from 38 knots (44 mph) to 62 knots (71 mph) thanks to a dual Yanmar diesel engine paired to a Hamilton or Rolls Royce jet drive. The boat also has twin Torqeedo electric engines installed and these can be used to cruise at 12 knots (13 mph).
If you’ve been on the lookout for a new luxury, alternative speed boat, head over to the Jet Capsule Website, where the Royal Version 001 will set you back a breezy £220,000 (€250,000). Pocket change if you’ve got a mooring at Monaco Harbour…
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