As part of Rolls-Royce Coachbuild, each commission tells a story that is interestingly unique and personal to the owner, reflecting the owner’s own tastes, preferences, and history. Rolls-Royce revealed Boat Tail at the Concorso d’Eleganza, Villa d’Este 2022, on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy.
Boat Tail is altogether hand-worked, with the body boards designed from tremendous, single sheets of aluminum to make the particular framework roused by the racing yachts of the early twentieth century.
The vehicle was commissioned by a patron whose family business has developed from his father’s beginnings in the pearling industry. the company says broadly voyaged, globally educated and cosmopolitan in his preferences and impacts, the client laid out patron of the arts, who moreover owns a sizeable assortment of classic and modern cars, housed in a committed confidential museum..
According to Rolls-Rocye a level of refinement, gathered from the client’s broad information of luxury, is clearly noticeable in this sought after objet d’art.
The general design aesthetic is controlled; a study in carefully considered materials and exact subtleties that together make a profoundly private and sincerely full reverence to the customer’s father. To commence the commissioning process, Rolls-Royce Coachbuild Designers received a selection of four pearl shells from the client, which he personally choose from his private collection for their unique colour and complexity.
The exterior colour was inspired by the shells, making it one of Rolls-Royce’s most complex Bespoke finishes ever. The rear deck houses Boat Tail’s exceptional ‘butterfly-design’ facilitating suite wrapped in Royal Walnut facade, trimmed with rose gold-plated pinstripes with a glossy silk brushed finish to guarantee a touchy and sophisticated appearance.
The Royal Walnut was explicitly chosen by the client for its lovely properties as it develops over the long run, a material that will continuously change to the apparent characteristics of the cognac tone.
On the inside, a wonderfully arranged blend of impeccably paired cognac and oyster shaded leathers and Royal Walnut veneer, with rose gold and mother-of-pearl highlights all through. The leathers, complete with a pearlescent completion, emphasise the surfaces and types of Boat Tail’s seats and inside design.
The transmission tunnel is shaped from Royal Walnut veneer with rose gold pinstripes, drawing a direct visual reference to the back deck and adding a shining warmth to Boat Tail’s interior.
In the center of the dashboard there is a mother-of-pearl timepiece, selected and supplied by the client himself from his own collection.
The control switches and instrument dials are also adorned with the same prised material, creating an even stronger visual connection between the car, its owner, and his family heritage.
Alex Innes, Head of Coachbuild Design, said, “Boat Tail is a step-change in ingenuity and creative liberty. Building a motor car by hand offers a new realm of exploration and possibility: we can accomplish things and resolve challenges that normal industrialised methods would prohibit. This is the tale of two worlds: a modern motor car of contemporary design, made possible by historical techniques and time-honoured craft. It is truly, one-of-a-kind.”