A luxury lifestyle should include one Porsche in the garage and one in the berth.
Porsche is turning its hand to everything from dental chairs to kettles through its design group, Studio F. A. Porsche, including tower blocks, cable cars, trams, and even yachts and superyachts.
Like supercars, there's no official or agreed-upon definitions for a superyacht. However, like a supercar, you'll know a superyacht when you see one. It's going to be large, luxurious, and professionally crewed. In the case of the Porsche-penned Royal Falcon One, it'll also be 135 feet long and looks like a floating spaceship. A Porsche Taycan for the water, if you will.
Singapore-based Royal Falcon Fleet developed the Royal Falcon 1 with Studio F. A. Porsche. It took ten years to complete and was ultimately built by Kockums shipyard in Sweden. The yacht accommodates ten guests over five guest rooms, and it has a master suite with a private balcony, dining areas, and the capacity to conceal a tender in the stern for ship-to-shore duties. It also has a gross tonnage of 492 and is for sale via yachting specialist Camper & Nicholsons. There's no price given on the listing, but as we have to ask, we certainly can't afford it.
The president and CEO of Royal Falcon Fleet described his vision for the yacht as a "spaceship on the water," and that's exactly what Porsche has delivered. The studio started on a completely clean sheet of paper and decided to design a catamaran configuration with the equivalent square footage of a 210-ft monohull yacht, but within a 135-foot length.
Inside, the Porsche influence is apparent with sleek curved lines creating an efficient but dramatic look with minimal primary colors. It's powered by a pair of MTU 2300 horsepower diesel engines capable of a top speed of 35 knots. The cruising speed of Royal Falcon 1 is 15 knots (about 17 mph), which isn't fast, but if you can afford it, you're the kind of person where nothing is going to start before you get there.
It's not the first car company-related yacht, but its the one we would prefer to own.