This year’s launch of boats designed by famous carmakers includes the Niniette 66, based on Bugatti’s Chiron supercar. “There is Bugatti DNA all over this yacht,” says Timur Mohamed, CEO of Palmer Johnson, which built the Niniette 66. “On the exterior are the signature Bugatti lines, duotone carbon fiber and the Chiron’s accentuated centerline.”
The cockpit’s nonlinear shape is intended to challenge traditional yacht design. It includes a lounge with a built-in hot tub, facing lounges around a fire pit, and a helm resembling the space-age dash of the French supercar. “We wanted to ensure that the cockpit flowed organically, with no straight lines,” Mohamed says.
The vessel’s 21-foot-4-inch beam allowed for some creative concepts. “Our designers could play with organic shapes to add more flow around the deck,” Mohamed says. “It creates a fresh, new way of living on board.”