Navigator seeks out all that is new in the world of luxury for yacht lovers from luxury motor cars to private aviation.
Inspired by the elegant J-Class yachts of the 1920s, the one-off-designed Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is as close to a custom superyacht build as any motor car can be. Not only is the elongated silhouette of the body painted in hues of blue that change color in different lights, the handcrafted vehicle features hand-beaten aluminum bodywork and a deck created from Caleidolegno veneer. At the rear, the boating theme becomes even more clear. With a press of a button, the “deck” opens in a sweeping butterfly form to reveal an array of treats including a dining area with two cocktail tables and stools, a champagne chest, a parasol on a telescopic arm, and everything required for an intimate party on the road. The fuss-free interior features a bespoke Bovet timepiece, a custom 15-speaker sound system, and anthracite-colored Caleidolegno veneer flooring – reinforcing the nautical theme. Akin to a superyacht, the unique model took four years to design and build by Rolls-Royce Coachbuilding team.
Good news for superyacht owners and guests: after adding over 50 new private jets to its fleet this year, NetJets plans to add an additional 70 new aircraft to its portfolio next year. Coming in 2022 will be the first of the ultra-long-range Bombardier Global 7500s. As of August, NetJets had 27 Global 6000s and 14 Global 5000s in its fleet. Company President Patrick Gallagher tells Navigator the new aircraft delivery types will be similar to its current fleet make-up. There are already 100 Embraer Phenom 300 light jets, 85 Bombardier Challenger 350 and 83 Cessna Citation Latitude super midsize aircraft and 76 midsize Cessna Citation XLSs. In total, it operates 11 types.
Yachts: The Impossible Collection is an eclectic and carefully curated anthology of the greatest vessels ever built. From the 1851 schooner for which the America’s Cup was named to the head-turning superyachts of the 20th century and today’s impossible designs that push boundaries of technology, luxury and extravagance, the entire collection features designs that redefined their eras. Whether beyond the bounds of possibility in sheer size, speed, opulent features, or green technology, all of the yachts adorning the huge glossy pages have transformed the yachting landscape that we know today.
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