When car firms make boats

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Although Peugeot is more often thought of as a producer of compact, value-for-money hatchbacks, the French manufacturer teamed up with Beneteau to showcase that it could indeed build boats too.

The cockpit uses styling cues from Peugeot cars, including the small steering wheel – that features control buttons for major functions – and iCockpit infotainment system from the 3008 and 5008. It’s a dramatic-looking thing, and is leagues away from anything that Peugeot sells today.



Aston Martin has a distinct heritage of creating luxurious, powerful and hugely desirable motor cars – and this year it applied those traits to a yacht, with the AM37S.

Built in collaboration with Quintessence Yachts, the twin 512 bhp-engined AM37S is capable of 50 knots – around 57 mph.

Aston also let its craftsmen loose on the yacht, resulting in a boat with a high-quality cabin, while the main windscreen has been created from a single piece of glass to give it an all-encompassing look.



The Sport Yacht marked a new direction for Lexus – typically behind the production of economical hybrid and petrol-powered cars.

Powered by two Lexus V8 engines, it certainly has performance on its side, with each producing 440 bhp, meaning the Sport Yacht can achieve 43 knots, nearly 50 mph.

As well as being fast, it has been designed to be practical. There’s a stove, sink and fridge inside, as well as enough room for eight people.



Legendary tuners AMG and Cigarette Racing Team have teamed up on many occasions, but this Marauder AMG speedboat really stands out. Not only does it look incredible, but it’s fast too! Powered by a pair of 1,528-bhp engines, it can hit an incredible 135 mph.

You get Bluetooth connectivity and a premium audio system – though whether or not you’ll be able to hear it while travelling at more than 100 mph on water is another question.



Built by Palmer Johnson in collaboration with Bugatti, the Niniette 66’s design takes distinct cues from the new Chiron – the side profile of the boat follows the same lines as the hypercar.

The Niniette features a double bed, flat-screen television and a carbon-fibre television while twin V8 engines can power it along to 51 mph. The boat’s moniker derives from the pet name given by Bugatti’s founder Ettore Bugatti to his youngest daughter, Lidia.

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