After unveiling the Rolls-Royce Sweptail a few years ago, a strong movement to return to Coachbuilding in Rolls Royce was building and now the brand is back to its iconic historic trade. Using their in house “Architecture of Luxury”, Rolls has the freedom to make stunning creations, like this new Boat Tail under the new Rolls Royce Coachbuilding department. This first project took 4 years to develop too.
Commissioned by a client, the Boat Tail takes its inspiration from a racing yacht and sits at 19ft long. Cool touch includes a wraparound windshield and two tone blue exterior. Then comes the hand painted dark blue hood and the stunning wood “boat tail.” The roof also is a removable canopy that can cover the two toned blue leather interior with lacquered wood veneer. There are unique accessories too with a champagne fridge, silvery cutlery, two cloth tools and two cocktail tables, an umbrella, and more.
The Boat Tail is a four-seat convertible with an emergency tonneau, just in case the heavens open. This Rolls‑Royce Boat Tail also provided with a detachable carbon-fiber roof that turns the Rolls into a breathtaking coupe. A lightweight aluminum hoist for the latter is, naturally, included in the package.
Rolls-Royce is notoriously coy about the price of its truly bespoke limousines, yet since this new, outrageously decadent Boat Tail was inspired by the $13 million Rolls-Royce Sweptail from 2017, but with increased complexity, it may easily be the most expensive new car to date. (That title currently resides with Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire, which sold for a reported $18.7 million after taxes.) The stunning cabriolet is named after the tapered rear end—a style that dates back to the 1920s, when cars like the Auburn 851 Speedster and Bentley Speed Six Boat-Tail were the talk of the town. By robbreport