The Bugatti, Palmer Johnson Chain-link
Bugatti the first name that comes to any one’s mind if their thoughts foray into luxury supercars. The French automotive manufacturer founded by Italian born Ettore Bugatti, currently owned by the German colossus Volkswagen is known for its exotic designs clubbed with extreme performance. The Veyron 1.6 is the only automotive design that was regular assembly lineup.
From humble beginnings as a wooden builder Hans Johnson breathed life into the much celebrated Palmer Johnson Yachts, which for the past decade has revolutionized yacht building infusing ground breaking designs to marine architecture. Ploughing both sailing enthusiasts and adrenaline junkie alike a new alchemy of Bugatti and Palmer Johnson will be seen docked on the marina in the foreseeable future. Bugatti and Palmer Johnson have joined forces to develop a new series of sports yachts, a flagship of the marriage – Niniette (The name in tribute to Ettore Bugatti, who used to call his daughter, Lidia by that sobriquet).
Keeping in tradition with the Bugatti DNA for automotive, these luxury liners are a combined manifestation of titanium and carbon fiber body with the sophistication expected out of every Palmer Johnson’s Yachts. To accentuate this panache the trademark “Bugatti Blue” is interspersed with the design. Each yacht is customized according to the customer’s requirement and roughly takes over a year to assemble. So the first of these would be seen somewhere early 2017.
Though not as aggressive as the Veyron in terms of speed, it has a modest pace of 44 mph which is considered extravagant for any seafarer. Designed to be in three varieties – 42, 63 and 88 feet, the Niniette is derived from the elegance of type 57-c atalante and the proportions of type-41 royal. This chain-link is the combined legacy of both Bugatti and Johnson’s priced are 2 million for the 42 and 3.5 million for the 63. 88 is yet to be priced. But it’s evident from the alchemy that the buyer is in for a one of a kind adventure.
By: Achyuthan Ramaswamy