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Palmer Johnson & Bugatti join forces on new Niniette project


Superyacht builders Palmer Johnson, new lifestyle partner for the supercar brand Bugatti, first announced their involvement in the developing of a new line of open fibre boats at the 2014 Qatar International Boat Show. They have now released the first renderings of the line, named Niniette, developed together with Bugatti.

The central model of the line is the PJ63 Niniette, with other models including the PJ42 Niniette and the PJ88 Ninette, measuring 13 and 27 metres respectively and each having a production time of 12 months. The line brings together elements of Bugatti’s classic cars and Palmer Johnson’s revolutionary trimaran hull shape found in their SuperSport Series. Exposed carbon fiber, the iconic dual-tone colour scheme and inserts of maple or naturally blue morta oak woods are all elements which Bugatti owners would feel familiar with.

“Bugatti and Palmer Johnson share outstanding lightweight design expertise. Inspired by Bugatti’s design DNA, Palmer Johnson has created not only an incredibly elegant and beautiful yacht but also a masterpiece of craftsmanship featuring carbon fiber, titanium and precious wood. This collector’s item will thrill maritime aficionados,” comments Dr. Stefan Brungs, Member of the Board of Management of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. responsible for Sales and Marketing

The PJ63 features a 63m2 salon on deck, a 43m2 salon below deck and accommodation for up to 4 guests in addition to a dedicated crew cabin. Bugatti is able, upon request, to customise the interior of each yacht to meet the client’s wishes.

The PJ63, able to reach a top speed of 38 knots, starts at a base price of EUR 3,250,000.

By Charl van Rooy

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