Pirelli is known for car tires, but boats? Actually, yes.
Pirelli, founded in 1872, has been making tires since the early 1900s. Then, in the 1950s, it started building rubber boats. In recent years, Pirelli partnered with Italian builder Tecnorib to license a line of high-performance, stylish tenders and day boats. The Pirelli 1900 is the latest model from the collaboration. The RIB’s aggressive lines and stepped-hull form come from Sweden’s Mannerfelt Design Team, which is known for offshore racing craft: Sixteen Mannerfelt designs have won world championships, so the 1900 has a high-performance pedigree. Twin 800 hp MAN diesels and resin-infused carbon-fiber construction support her go-fast look. And, of course, the tubes have a Pirelli tread design.
WHOM IT’S FOR: The large-yacht owner who likes wind in his hair and wants to run the boat solo whenever he desires.
PICTURE THIS: The night lights of South Beach, Miami, give way to a serene sunrise and a flat-calm Atlantic. No need for coffee today. You’re getting your morning jolt on a 30-knot conch-salad run to Bimini. With the Pirelli 1900 flying across the sea, you’re just two hours away from a cold Kalik and a palate-pleasing seafood plate.