For those days when you want to take a $230,000+ luxobarge on a fishing trip.
Posh SUVs like the Bentayga almost never leave the tarmac, but Bentley believes there is a market big enough to justify a Mulliner accessory for fishing enthusiasts. Billed as being the “ultimate angling accessory,” the new kit fits inside the trunk of Crewe’s first-ever SUV and has everything you need for a “successful day on the river.” Bentley isn’t saying how much it costs, but with the Bentayga starting at around $230k in the United States, you can imagine this new optional kit is not exactly cheap.
So, what are you getting for your money’s worth? There are four rods placed in bespoke tubes covered in saddle leather adorned with Linen cross-stitching. These snugly fit on the underside of the parcel shelf, while the carpet-trimmed side of the trunk is home to a couple of landing nets that come in matching leather bags.
The highlight of Mulliner’s accessory for fly fishing enthusiasts are three individual units covered in saddle leather. There’s a master tackle station, a refreshment case, and a waterproof wader-stowage trunk, all of which can be simply removed from the Bentayga’s trunk whenever you need the entire cargo capacity.
Inside the master tackle, Mulliner has incorporated a tailor-made Burr Walnut veneered drawer where you will have access to a fly-tying vice, tools, hooks, feathers, and cottons. As for the refreshment case, it’s covered in Linen leather and can hold up to three metal flasks and a bespoke set of china tableware to go along with the separate food storage compartment.
The aforementioned wader-stowage trunk is made of wood with a Saddle leather finish and lined with hard-wearing neoprene material to enable a waterproof environment for the waders and boots. To make sure water won’t cause any damages to the Bentayga’s precious trunk, Bentley will also throw in an electronic dehumidifier as well as waterproof boot-floor and rear-sill-protection covers.
The fly fishing kit is not the only new accessory now being offered for the ultra-luxurious SUV. For the first time in the Bentayga’s short life, customers can accessorize the model with a set of welcome lights. These are built into the underside of the doors and project the Bentley and Mulliner logos on the ground whenever the doors are opened. Should you want the welcome lights to project something else, Bentley says any logo or graphic can be specified.
It all sounds very fancy, but we would rather see the Speed version which we know for sure it’s coming.
Gallery: Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner
BENTLEY BENTAYGA FLY FISHING BY MULLINER – THE ULTIMATE ANGLING ACCESSORY
- Bentley creates the ultimate luxury car for fly fishing enthusiasts
- Exquisite fly fishing set hand-crafted in wood and leather by Mulliner
- Bentayga’s go-anywhere ability takes you right to the riverbank
(Crewe, 19 July 2016) Bentley has created the ultimate angling accessory; the new Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner.
Hand-crafted by Bentley’s bespoke coachbuilding division, the Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner is an exquisite installation which houses all the equipment required for a successful day on the river.
Four rods are stored in special tubes trimmed in Saddle leather with Linen cross-stitching and located on the underside of the parcel shelf. A pair of landing nets in matching leather bags are stored in a bespoke, carpet-trimmed hard pocket built into the side of the boot.
At the heart of the Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner are three individual, Saddle-leather-trimmed units: a master tackle station; a refreshment case; and waterproof wader-stowage trunk.
The master tackle station and refreshment case sit on a sliding tray that allows for easy access. Inside the master tackle unit is a special Burr Walnut veneered drawer containing a fly-tying vice and tools, as well as a selection of cotton, hooks and feathers. Beneath this are four machined-from-solid aluminium reel cases trimmed in Saddle leather with a Linen cross-stitching. The interior of the refreshment case is trimmed in Linen leather, and contains up to three metal flasks and a set of Mulliner fine-china tableware, as well as a separate food storage compartment. With a quilted leather finish on top, it can also be removed entirely and used as additional seating.
Waders and boots are conveniently stowed in a hand-crafted and Saddle-leather-wrapped wood trunk, lined with hard-wearing neoprene material to keep the items in a waterproof environment after use.
Of course, all three units can be removed from the Bentayga’s boot whenever maximum luggage space is required.
Waterproof boot-floor and rear-sill-protection covers are discreetly integrated into the rear of the Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner, as is an electronic dehumidifier unit to ensure the area remains fresh and dry.
For the first time with Bentayga, Mulliner ‘Welcome Lights’ are also featured. These are built into the underside of the doors and project the Bentley and Mulliner logos on to the ground when the doors are opened. In addition as a bespoke option, any personal logo or graphic can be individually specified on a customer’s Bentayga order.
Geoff Dowding, Director of Mulliner, said: “The Bentayga Fly Fishing car showcases the breadth and level of detail a customer can expect from Mulliner. This is an individual bespoke solution and our skilled craftspeople can design elegant and exquisitely executed bespoke solutions to complement any customer lifestyle or hobby. Fly fishing is a sport that requires a variety of equipment and clothing, so it was essential to package the rods, reels, waders, boots and fly-tying station into the car in a luxurious, accessible and elegant way – and the end result is truly extraordinary.”
Bentley Bentayga – Genuine Luxury with Go-Anywhere Ability
Never before has a vehicle so coherently combined genuine luxury with go-anywhere driving ability.
Powerful, individual and exquisite in equal measure, the Bentayga is for those who demand luxury without restriction. It provides a true Bentley experience, even in the most challenging environments and takes luxury to new places, unrestrained by climate, terrain or conditions.
It offers the widest range of on- and off-road drive settings of any vehicle via Bentley’s Drive Dynamics Mode and optional Responsive Off-Road Setting. Up to eight modes are available, allowing drivers, at the simple turn of a dial, to select the perfect dynamic set-up for any surface or road condition. This versatility is complemented by Bentley Dynamic Ride (electrically activated 48V active roll control) and Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS).
The Responsive Off-Road Settings allow the customer to select the appropriate vehicle settings for a wide range of off-road surfaces, while the Driver Information Panel displays information on pitch, roll, wheel articulation, steering angle, compass bearing and altitude.
As with all Bentleys, the Bentayga comes with multi-mode air suspension. The Bentayga driver has four different modes to choose from: High 2, High 1, Normal and Low. High 2, for example, can be manually selected when tackling more severe off-road surfaces. Customers can also lower the rear suspension via a switch in the boot, to ease loading and trailer hitching.