Inspired by the legendary Porsche 356 Speedster that dates back to 1959, UK-based yacht manufacturer Seven Seas designed a beautiful 22.14′ vessel channeling Porsche’s spirit, from the clean lines and raked windscreen to its stitched leather interior and analog instruments.
The boat features a handmade interior that includes analog instrumentation and a wooden steering wheel. It also has a retractable convertible roof for versatility, and a low center of gravity to keep the boat stable.
The low-resistance “hydrodynamic” hull is comprised of seven layers put together in a honeycomb configuration with airtight compartments, the outermost made of vinyl ester resin. Combined with an electric propulsion system that’s good for a 45 mph top speed, this construction makes the Hermes Speedster E one of the “most efficient” production boats in the world, according to Classic Driver.
Thanks to it’s steep bow the boat can slip through rough waves in 72-degree angle, ensuring a smooth ride for up to five passengers — two in the passenger and pilot seats and three on a bench seat in the rear.
Also, everything from the the bow and all-weather “sunroof” fabric cover to the interior’s hand-stitched leather are available in a range of custom colors.
The Hermes Speedster E is available for purchase via Dutch watercraft dealer Nicks Boats for $133,600, but pricing and specs for the US version are available upon request through Seven Seas Yachts’ website. Catch the company at Boot Düsseldorf 2020 in Hall 05/5A22 in January.