2013 Aeroboat SV12
The SV12 is the ultimate high-speed boat powered by an engine that served aircraft.by Sulthoni, on
The 55ft SV12 took the market by storm when it was launched at Berkeley Square Rolls-Royce showroom in Mayfair in 2013. A significant departure from the norm, the SV12 rapidly gained attention and interest from the market.
Depending on how you like to spend time at sea, the SV12 is available in two versions. The SV12 is optimum for the sportier personality with four shock-absorbing seats in the Teardrop Cockpit designed to keep all guests secure and comfortable when traveling at high speed.
The alternative is the SV12-A, which offers a more relaxed layout by substituting the rear seats for a U-shaped seating area. As the owner enjoys time at the controls, guests are kept informed about the performance of the speedboat via an analogue-style display located in the middle of the cockpit’s exquisite seating area.
2013 Aeroboat SV12
Top Speed:57 mph
WINGS ON WATER
Powered by a reconditioned and fuel-injected Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 engine from a World War II Spitﬁre, the SV12 beneﬁts from a clean and uncluttered foredeck that rises gently into the Teardrop Cockpit coaming.
The 55ft SV12 took the market by storm when it was launched at Berkeley Square Rolls-Royce showroom in Mayfair. A signiﬁcant departure from the norm, the SV12 rapidly gained attention and interest from the industry.
Powered by a reconditioned and fuel-injected Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 engine from a World War II Spitﬁre, the SV12 beneﬁts from a clean and uncluttered foredeck that rises gently into the Teardrop Cockpit coaming. Concave curves here provide deep highlights and suggest strength and solidity.
The design of each Aeroboat reﬂects the efforts of UK design studio Claydon Reeves to examine and enhance the look and use of vessels at this size.
The SV12 set the benchmark for the rest of the Aeroboat range, which isn’t just a new line of yachts but a new understanding of time at sea and delivering an uncompromising experience.
The SV12 is a celebration of the achievements by the engineers and designers responsible for the Spitﬁre.
One look at this 55ft speedboat and you can quickly see the inﬂuence this war bird had on the overall aesthetics of the boat. Overleaf we explore the main aspects of the SV12.
With its luxuriously appointed trimmings, custom dials and landing-gear-inspired shock absorbing seats, the Teardrop Cockpit is fully customisable and can be ﬁnished in a variety of materials, woods and colors.
Behind a purposeful and functional air scoop, an unconventional tail bisects the bathing platform.
Moving aft of the speedboat, the real inﬂuence of the Spitﬁre becomes apparent. Behind a purposeful and functional air scoop, an unconventional tail bisects the bathing platform. Supported by twin booms and harking back to the original aircraft’s tail structure — deconstructed and exposed to the world — this appendage has a practical purpose in providing support for the boat’s rudder while also providing a dramatic styling feature.
Beneath the SV12’s boldly curvaceous surface is a well-developed hull.
Beneath the SV12’s boldly curvaceous surface is a well-developed hull and power-train providing rapid, yet safe performance.
Forward and below deck the pace slows to create a calm and inviting space for relaxation when at anchor.
The Owner’s Lounge features rich wood and fabric ﬁnishes to engage the senses and relax the mind.
The Owner’s Lounge features rich wood and fabric ﬁnishes to engage the senses and relax the mind. A generous seating area makes the most of the hull shape while providing ample space for a couple to sleep. This area also includes a fridge and wine cooler.
To ensure maximum time is spent out at sea enjoying the thrill of racing across miles of open blue water, the SV12 comes with an efﬁcient and suitably ﬁnished day head.
|Engine:||V12 Merlin engine or MTU equivalent|
|Engine Output:||1,193kW - 1,565kW|
|Maximum Speed:||50 knots-plus|