bugatti and palmer johnson plunge together to create niniette series of luxury yachts
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super sports car maker bugatti and yacht builder palmer johnson are embarking on a joint project to create a series of open carbon fiber sport yachts. the ‘niniette’ line will be available in three models from 42 feet to 88 feet and will feature distinctive bugatti design elements and advanced materials.

bugatti-palmer-johnson-niniette-luxury-yacht-project-designboom-02the ‘niniette’ line will be available in three models 




company founder ettore bugatti has already developed racing boats in the 1930s. now, more than 80 years later, this tradition has been revived and the brand is once again being applied to a boat. the design is characterized by the falling shoulder line of the bugatti ‘type 57 c atalante’ and the balanced proportions of the ‘type 41 royal’. the close link between the palmer johnson ‘niniette’ and bugatti’s design DNA is also evident from the accentuated waist line and the two tone color scheme. viewed from the side, the design is highlighted by a contrasting blend of strong lightweight titanium and dark blue exposed carbon fiber. on deck , the combination of a brown, maple or naturally blue sorta oak wood provides a contrast with the lightweight high tech materials. 

bugatti-palmer-johnson-niniette-luxury-yacht-project-designboom-03the yachts will future a two tone color scheme 




the hull is based on palmer johnson’s ‘supersport’ series –  a mono-hull with two side projections that provide greater stability at speeds and also at anchor. according to the dimensions, the top speed of the carbon fiber yacht will about 70 km/h. the production time for all three models is about 12 months. 


‘the palmer johnson niniette is the result of a maverick vision to perfect that delicate alchemy between desire and demand,’  describes timur mohamed, owner of palmer johnson. ‘both palmer johnson and bugatti share deeply held core values of reaching for what we cannot see, of reaching high to deliver the next unimagined experience, of always distancing ourselves from the herd. this is backed by the deeply rooted claims of both brands to reach goals no one expects and always to go one step further. bugatti and palmer johnson are united by the vision of not just thinking outside the box but moving into completely uncharted waters. we are proud to be able to use bugatti’s name and design DNA for our exciting new model line.’

bugatti-palmer-johnson-niniette-luxury-yacht-project-designboom-04the palmer johnson ‘niniette’ series will include both titanium and carbon fiber materials