Bentley has helped design the interiors of a sailing yacht to match a customer’s Continental GT


One a few days back, Rolls-Royce revealed the nautical-themed, bespoke Boat Tail cabriolet that has a unique rear section inspired by the wooden deck on yachts. And now, Bentley has announced that teamed up with Dutch yard Contest Yachts for a bespoke interior design that matches the interior of a customer’s Bentley Continental GT V8 coupe. The craftsmen at Bentley Design Services were given the task to create the nautical trim by working side-by-side with the Dutch yacht builder. The yacht owner’s Continental GT V8 coupe already had a cabin upholstered in Hotspur red leather, combined with contrasting Linen beige hide. The styling was recreated by the team of specialists inside the new 18-meter, Contest 59 CS yacht.


The interior paneling of the yacht also features Bentley’s signature diamond-in-diamond stitching that requires exactly 712 stitches per diamond and a high level of skill to produce on a specially commissioned machine. In addition to that, the hull of the yacht features a deep blue finish that complements the Light Sapphire exterior paint of the customer’s Bentley. “Our family has been building premium class sailing and motor yachts for more than 60 years. We are well-known for our thorough approach to customization, which allows us to fulfill the expectations and preferences of every customer. This project is the ultimate example of this approach – working with Bentley to turn a customer’s dream into reality,” said Contest Yachts CEO and Co-Owner, Arjen Conijn. There’s no word on the price or specifications of the yacht, but the Bentley Continental GT is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 542hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. The beautiful British grand tourer has a starting price of a little more than $200,000, but that’s before any optional extras and personalization.

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