Claydon Reeves launches Aeroboat powered by Rolls-Royce
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:06 PM
Launched at the 2017 SuperYacht Gallery in London, AEROBOAT is a quintessential British brand offering a superior and effortless experience at sea. Underpinned by a strong philosophy and heritage, AEROBOAT provides the ultimate way to travel thanks in part to its powered by Rolls-Royce status.
The richness of the brand is exemplified by five models ranging from 55ft to 100ft-plus. Each aluminium and carbon built yacht shares the same DNA and form language, and is adorned with user-focused features that define and enhance the experience on board.
Style and performance are key factors for every model, which is why AEROBOAT has chosen Rolls-Royce as its main supplier to ensure nothing but the best in performance and reliability is achieved. From the engines to the waterjet propulsion and into every system on board, each yacht is controlled and powered by Rolls-Royce.
Together with a strong design by Claydon Reeves and naval architecture by BMT Nigel Gee, each model in the AEROBOAT range promises a voyage unlike any other. The first in the line is the Aeroboat SV12, formerly known as the Aeroboat 50ft. This is the smallest and most performance focused in the range, powered by a fully marinised RollsRoyce V12 Merlin engine. Since its launch in 2013, the boat has been developed and further engineered to deliver an exhilarating experience.
The SV12 provided the base from which to develop the highly anticipated Aeroboat S6, a 65ft yacht with carefully considered space above and below deck. A grand cabin forward with expansive windows offers a generous space for guests to enjoy and can easily be transformed into a master suite should an owner wish to stay on board. The shower room, dayhead and galley are of a size more commonly found on larger yachts, while the main passageway provides access to a second cabin and a tender garage that can house a 3.8m tender or a couple of Jetskis.
Depending on the specification of the S6 — which is available as a hardtop, fixed bimini or open cockpit — guests can enjoy al fresco dining amidships, with sun loungers located either side of the wide passageway leading aft to the passerelle. When deployed, it connects to the Aerostairs — a custom engineered unit the width of the transom that can extend the swim platform, rise to meet with the passerelle or lower below the waves for easy access to the water.
At the heart of the S6 are a pair of MTU V10 2000 M96 engines, part of the Rolls-Royce family. The Series 2000 M96 engines are the latest units to come from MTU and meet current emission regulations while offering outstanding acceleration and low fuel consumption.
From performance to functionality, there are a handful of significant features that position the S6 in a class of its own. Every design and engineering solution ensures each step of an owner’s voyage is met with elegance and comfort. Specific procedures and devices have been introduced to enhance the overall experience — from boarding and moving around the vessel to controlling the many aspects of the yacht and disembarking.
To discover the full scope of the S6 capabilities and customisation, and further explore the essence of the AEROBOAT brand, clients are welcomed to the newly opened AEROBOAT headquarters in Kensington, London by appointment only.