classic bugatti type 57 conceptualized as a racing yacht for the 21st century
classic bugatti type 57 conceptualized as a racing yacht for the 21st century classic bugatti type 57 conceptualized as a racing yacht for the 21st century
jun 08, 2015

classic bugatti type 57 conceptualized as a racing yacht for the 21st century

classic bugatti type 57 conceptualized as a racing yacht for the 21st century
all images courtesy of fraser leid






the legendary bugatti ‘type 57’ was originally designed by jean bugatti, son of founder ettore, and was built from 1934 through 1940 with a total of 710 examples produced. industrial designer fraser leid, sketched the ‘atlantean’ racing yacht around the domed roof and windscreen of classic touring automobile. the bugatti concept also shares similar features such as the long wheelbase, and rear aerodynamic style. to keep itself balanced in the water, the design focuses on a low center of gravity, and hull that is raised above the water. the ‘atlantean’ translates the authentic frame well with its similar disproportions, and long front hull. the hommage from the south african designer could bring bugatti to come up with its own yachts to match its keen desire of speed on the track and to the water.

a visual comparison of the bugatti ‘type 57’ to the ‘atlantean’ racing yacht


the rear of the bugatti ‘atlantean’ racing yacht matches the aerodynamic style of the ‘type 57’


the hull includes bugatti’s iconic badge


















  • Thank you so much for featuring my work! I’ve received so many requests for features on the yacht because of this page. If you’d like more projects with a similar theme, all of which having a futuristic edge, you can find them all here:

    Thank you again!

    Fraser Leid says:

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