ROLLS-ROYCE AEROBOAT: MERLIN V-12!

Salute to Style hosts a futuristic 1,100 horsepower day-boat powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin V-12 engine.
The Aeroboat showcases a blend of high technology, British engineering and a glorious heritage; can be viewed at Salute to Style’s celebration of speed on water, air and road. A unique mixture of historic British engineering and cutting-edge design is to be displayed at The Hurlingham Club on July 16-19. Noted yacht design studio Claydon Reeves is showing their newly produced model of the Aeroboat alongside the Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 engine destined to power the craft.

A stylish and entirely British project, every single one of the 12 Aeroboat super-yachts destined for production will be powered by a reconditioned, fuel-injected Rolls-Royce Merlin V-12
engine, below, with documented provenance. Engines will be de-tuned to 1,100 horsepower
for a potential speed of 75-95 knots.

Inspired by the sleek lines of the famous Spitfire fighter, from the stern and sweeping tail echoing the wing’s trailing edge to the authentic air intake scoop, the Aeroboat’s throttle
and switchgear design is aircraft-inspired and the shock-mounted forward seats are a
nod to the Spitfire’s own landing gear.    
 
Like many of the unique classic cars and historic racers displayed during Salute to Style at The Hurlingham Club, the Aeroboat will be built to customer specifications. Behind its retro style influence, the Aeroboat is a contemporary, high-tech beautiful creation in carbon fiber, Kevlar and lightweight wood veneer, all British-sourced. Every element of its interior design, from the cockpit to the trim, engine specs and exterior finishes, can be configured to suit its owner.     

At Salute to Style, the Aeroboat and Merlin V-12 engine join a range of prestigious automotive machinery, from Mille Miglia and Le Mans racers to prime examples of worldwide craftsmanship in motoring history, as part of a celebration of speed on water, air and road.

For more information about the event, please visit
http://www.hurlinghamclub.org.uk/private-events/salute-to-style/?pbq=salutetostyle/

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