The high-tech Lamborghini motor yacht – one of which Conor McGregor famously took delivery of last year – has, for the very first time, arrived down under. The Tecnomar 63 is quite the feat of engineering, blending classic Lambo design with cutting-edge maritime technology. Here, we break down just what makes this waterborne beast so special and who got hold of the lone Antipodean model…
Yachts are the must-have plaything of the world’s superrich and famous. Jeff Bezos infamously dropped $723 million on his most recent superyacht acquisition which – after a long-delayed and incredibly contentious building process – finally hit the water last month.
Last year, Conor McGregor, former two-division MMA world champion, highest-paid athlete of 2021, and soon-to-be movie star alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, was quick to follow suit. In his bumper year, he spent a comparatively meagre $5.1 million on a state-of-the-art Lamborghini-designed speedboat, which he took receipt of – to much delight – last year.
Now, an example of the coveted the Tecnomar 63 – a collaboration between Automobili Lamborghini and the Italian Sea Group – has finally arrived in Australia. Peter Crombie-Brown, Country Manager for Automobili Lamborghini in Oceania proudly announced the arrival on LinkedIn, describing it as a “surreal moment”:
The ultra-lightweight yacht is made primarily of carbon fibre, giving it a relatively minuscule weight of 24 tonnes despite its 63-foot length – but it’s the classic Italian design that really catches the eye.
Exuding all the classic glamour of the classic Lamborghini Miura and Countach models from the 1960s and 1970s in combination with the iconic clean lines, hexagonal shapes, Y-motif, and customisable colours that we’ve come to expect from the carmaker in more recent years, it really is a thing to behold.
What lies under the hood is just as impressive: powered by twin MAN V12 engines producing 4,000 horsepower, the Lamborghini Tecnomar 63 can reach a top speed of 60 knots. McGregor has smugly described his as a “supercar of the sea”.
The manufacturer describes the vehicle as “not simply an exercise in style and design but she [sic] also represents the avant-garde of luxury speed boats” that is “inspired by the performance of Lamborghini supersport cars… There are two innovative elements at the basis of her design concept: speed and dynamic weight.”
The yacht, which has been limited to just 63 examples – the same number referring to the boat’s name, length, production limit, and Lamborghini’s founding year – has won numerous awards, including Best of the Best 2022 in the luxury industry within the “Motor Yacht Weekend Cruiser” category and “Motor Yacht under 25 metres category” at the 2022 International Yacht and Aviation Awards.
So, if you’re one of Australia’s swelling number of idle superrich, looking to take to the high seas in 2023, give Peter Crombie-Brown a bell, he might just have something for you…