Say Carbon Yachts in Allgau, Germany, turned to fellow Germans Porsche and BMW to put together the Say 42 Superyacht. What does the automotive world have to do with boats? It’s not the water aspect that Say was looking for help on, but rather the speed. “There is a clear connection with automotive design,” says Karl Wagner, CEO of Say Carbon. “So much so that I’d call the 42 a supercar on the water.”
There definitely is a connection between the Say 42 and supercars, not the least of which is the powerhouse for the yacht. The Say 42 is powered by twin V8 propulsion engines from Volvo Penta that produce 860 total horsepower. Because the Say 42 is made of lightweight materials like carbon fibre and due to the deep-V design of the hull, the boat can hit a top speed of 58 miles per hour on the water, yet requires 50 per cent less fuel than other go-fast yachts. The reduced weight of the craft means that there is more acceleration—the kind of get-up-and-go you would find in a race car.
Along with all that speed, there’s also plenty of comfort. The Say 42 offers wide side decks so that passengers can traverse from the sun lounge in the aft section to the bow. There’s also an exterior table that fits six comfortably, as well as a carbon-fibre mast and two carbon-fiber helm seats. Situated in front of the seats are large Garmin displays. A generous cabin awaits below decks, making weekend boating trips not only possible, but luxurious as well. The cabin features a carbon-fiber electric door as well as a bathroom with both shower and toilet. A skylight overhead in the cabin provides a view of the night or day sky. For the luxury of having a go-fast yacht inspired by sports car performance, you can expect to pay USD$807,000.