Groß-Gerau Mid-Boat Tail is entirely handcrafted. The hull panels are made from massive sheets of aluminum to create a distinctive silhouette inspired by early 20th century yachts. Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presents the next chapter in the vehicle industry’s demand for the Boat Tail – one of only three examples ever built and to be built.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presents the next chapter in the vehicle industry’s demand for the Boat Tail – one of only three examples ever built and to be built. The essence of Rolls-Royce Coachbuild is that each project tells a completely unique and personal story for the client. It reflects their lives and tastes. Against this backdrop, the boat tail, presented at the Hotel Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy, is a masterpiece of restraint, sophistication, elegance and attention to detail.
The boat tail is completely handcrafted. The hull panels are made from massive sheets of aluminum to create a distinctive silhouette inspired by early 20th century yachts. The car was commissioned by a client whose family business grew out of his father’s pearling origins.
At the beginning of the creation process, the client presented Rolls-Royce Coachbuild designers with a selection of four mother-of-pearl shells, selected from their own personal collection for their unique color and complexity. The shells served as the inspiration for the exterior paintwork, which is among the most intricate custom designs ever created by Rolls-Royce.
The base color is a shimmering blend of oyster and soft pink, with large white and bronze mica flakes creating a pearly allure that subtly changes in different lighting conditions.
The interior is a mix of cognac leather, matching oyster and royal walnut veneer with rose gold and mother-of-pearl accents. The leather, entirely in a mother-of-pearl finish, enhances the seat surfaces and shapes, as well as the interior design.
Alex Innes, Head of Coachbuild Design said: “The tail of a boat is a benchmark for creativity and creative freedom. Building a car by hand offers new methods and possibilities: we can achieve things and solve challenges that ordinary industrial methods would otherwise prohibit. A tale of two worlds: a modern car with contemporary design, made possible by technologies Historicity and time-honored craftsmanship. This is truly unique.”