Porsche, BMW and Lancia have all tinkered with boat design, so it comes as little surprise that McLaren Applied Technologies helped to develop UltraLuxum's CXL.

 

PorscheBMW and Lancia have all tinkered with boat design, so it comes as little surprise that McLaren Applied Technologies helped to develop UltraLuxum's CXL.

Measuring 48 meter (157 feet) long, the boat features "state-of-the-art craftsmanship" and lightweight materials such as carbon fiber. However, the real coup de grâce is the McLaren-designed retractable outer beams that enable the boat to span 23 meters (75 feet) across in open water and 11 meters (36 feet) across in more confirmed spaces.

Besides having the ability to slim down, the CXL has a luxurious interior with a master cabin, four guest cabins and three crew cabins. There's also a lounge, a dining room, a kitchen and an optional garage that would be perfect for your MP4-12C.

While the CXL normally uses wind power, it can be equipped with an optional hybrid system that has electric motors, lithium-ion batteries and, presumably, diesel engine-generators. It enables the 150 ton yacht to cruise at speeds up to 15 knots.

 

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