BMW has joined forces with Bavaria Yachtbau to produce a luxury yacht ready for the open seas.

This is the new Bavaria Deep Blue 46, designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA for Bavaria Yachtbau. The boat debuted at the Düsseldorf Boat Show late last month.

BMW Group DesignworksUSA is not just a design studio for BMW vehicles. The BMW Group subsidiary also made forays into aviation, before working in the motorboat industry. Bavaria, a top luxe yacht manufacturer, asked BMW's design subsidiary for input on their new model after seeing the debut of a BMW luxury sailing yacht concept last year.

The 4.5-meter-wide Deep Blue 46 represents Bavaria's first shot across the bow of the premium boating segment. “Proven BAVARIA quality, premium design and optimum functionality are the cornerstones of our new product strategy and this should be perceptible at first glance,” said Bavaria spokesman Andrés Cardenas.

Bavaria touts the boat's sporting dynamic, as well as its spacious design. BMW utilized very smooth lines to create a swept-back look, despite raising the height to offer more interior headroom. The boat can seat many people, which is a good thing since your whole crew will want to sit around throwing back a few beers at the optional bar in the cockpit. With the bar, the Deep Blue 46 cockpit also gets a built in grill and barbecue.

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