It seems that there are a number of more important things that can be added on to a luxury yachts than a garage with a custom supercar parked inside it. But, however ostentatious it may sound, it’s still a pretty awesome proposition, right?

The people from Gray Designs have already given us a taste of what this idea is going to look like with the Strand Craft 122, a super yacht that graced our pages a few months ago. Of course, it didn’t take long for these guys to find their way back here as they recently unveiled a whole new super yacht – one that puts the 122 to shame – for us to salivate over.

This is the 166, a yacht that not only comes with the finest amenities known to nautical luxury - including a hidden Jacuzzi in the bow, a retractable fly bridge that tucks away the ship’s radar arrays, and five oversized state rooms. And oh, by the way, we haven’t even gotten to the part about the 166 having its very own 620-horsepower V8 engine supercar.

Details on the car are still non-existent, but at least Gray Designs has released rendering photos, a short video, and a press release to keep us preoccupied. However, we’re really hoping to catch a real-world look at what this supercar looks like when it finally hits the water.

Strand Craft 166 by Gray Design

Strand Craft 166 Super Yacht by Gray Design comes with a Supercar Tender Exterior
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The Strand Craft 166 is an uncompromising superyacht that is as outrageous as it is daring. Designed entirely around an automotive theme, this yacht is ideal for owners who are addicted to that new leather smell. Her low stance, enormous length and curled haunches give this vessel a dynamic aesthetic that is guaranteed to turn heads in the the most well appointed marinas.

Retractable flybridge

Contributing to the sleek profile of the yacht is the retractable flybridge and radar mast that retreat into the skin of the yacht when not in use. Both can be deployed independently of each other and are available only when they are required, ensuring the yacht keeps the cleanest possible lines for making that first impression. Strengthening this philosophy are the twin concealed entrances to the yacht, hiding the stairway to the upper aft deck as well as providing access to the garage, bar and lounge areas.

Hidden jacuzzi deck

Concealed beneath the carbon fibre inlaid fore deck is a sun deck equipped with a large jacuzzi, sporting a built-in bar to ensure that every party is well catered for. Access is through a vertically sliding glass door in the windscreen of the pilot house where there is ample seating for 8 guests. The pilot house itself opens up to the lounge to provide a smooth transition and connection between the driver and the main guest area and at the same time letting in light from the main windscreen to the spaces below.

Supercar tender

Strand Craft 166 Super Yacht by Gray Design comes with a Supercar Tender Exterior
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Following Strand Craft’s automotive tradition, the SC166 comes equipped with it’s own custom supercar tender. Created in the same design language as it’s carrier, the tender ensures you can roll out at your favorite port in ultimate style. With a V8 engine producing 620 horsepower and a top speed of 305 kph, the tender is an accessory that will certainly put a smile on your face.

Alternatively, you can order your own choice of conveyance to accessorize your superyacht. Be it Koenigsegg, Maybach, Lamborghini, Ferrari, or a waterborne tender, the choice is yours.

Interior and exterior automotive styling

The automotive theme is rich in the SC166, from the cockpit like glasshouse on the upper deck to the red leather covered upholstery that adorns large surfaces of the interior. Chrome highlights sparkle in every part of the cabin and the walls are treated to a highly polished gunmetal automotive lacer. Brushed aluminum trims the windows and bar area and the hallways are bathed in soft LED spotlighting.


Strand Craft 166 Super Yacht by Gray Design comes with a Supercar Tender Exterior
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The SC 166 comes with the option of having upholstery made from an exclusive Japanese Samurai tread leather. These custom designed leathers are woven from a bullet-proof textile made of Vectran fibres. Optionally all walls can be covered in Samurai leather to make it a bullet proof yacht

Completing the specification list, there are five double en-suite staterooms, each equipped with 52 inch Bang & Olufsen TVs, top of the line sound systems, LED mood lighting and a iPad control and information center from Poets Road to allow you to activate any function from wherever you are on the yacht as well as providing essential information about the running and status of the vessel and it’s massive engines.

Powered by two MTU 20V4000 M93L 2x4300KW (2x5766hp) engines with a Vericor TF50 4177KW (5600hp) booster engine the SC166 is capable of cruising speeds of 30 knots with a top speed of 40 knots.

SC166 Specifications

LOA-50 m

BEAM-9 m

CONSTRUCTION-High Tech Composites

DRAUGHT (loaded-1.9 m

WEIGHT-230 Ton

ENGINES-2 x MTU 20V4000 M93L

BOOSTER-Vericor TF50

PROPULSION-Water Jets Rolls-Royce KAMEWA

TOP SPEED-40 Knots








SC166 Tender Specifications

ENGINE-4.3 liter V8

TORQUE-347 lb-ft

HP-510 hp @ 8500 rpm

0-62 MPH-3.7 seconds

TOP SPEED-196 mph

Strand Craft 166 Super Yacht by Gray Design comes with a Supercar Tender Exterior
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  (329) posted on 04.28.2011

hmm..Sorry, but i find their designs kind of weird and not futuristic! But who knows this might be the future of yacht designs!

  (444) posted on 03.28.2011

I agree that this yacht looks so amazing and futuristic. I just wonder how it looks from the inside. Is comfortable?

  (32) posted on 03.24.2011

Amazing to see this...Am sure it would be the one to look out.

  (31) posted on 03.24.2011

Amazing to see this..what a wonderful design.....Thanks for your news about this one.

  (506) posted on 03.24.2011

When it comes to the design, Strand Craft looks futuristic but this is not my idea of a fabulous and sporty yacht!

  (386) posted on 03.10.2011

This is like a dream and not a real thing for me. Though the exterior looks aesthetically awesome for me. But I just do imagine who is going to buy on this yacht?

  (798) posted on 03.9.2011

Aside from the fact that this yacht is kinda look different. Well, I don’t have any interest on it. Not because, I can’t afford one but rather its different beyond my dream of what does the yacht should look be!

  (466) posted on 02.14.2011

wow that boat is gorgeous. would do pretty much anything for one

  (692) posted on 02.14.2011

This is just science fiction for me... but I like it. Hard to even imagine that someone is able to afford something like that?

  (630) posted on 01.25.2011

Pretty Impressive!the Stand Craft is made of a custom designed leathers that were woven from a bullet-proof textile made of Vectran fibers. Cool!

  (445) posted on 01.25.2011

The automotive theme is rich in the SC166, from the pit like glasshouse on the upper deck to the red leather covered upholstery that adorns large surfaces of the interior. Beautiful!

  (341) posted on 01.4.2011

From the retracting entertaining area on the bow – with its own jacuzzi, to the huge opening sunroof above the flybridge, it is the ultimate display in wealth on water.

  (461) posted on 01.4.2011

It’s never too late if you’ve got the cash. Looking for a last-minute Christmas present and have an account balance bigger than you know what to do with?

  (329) posted on 01.3.2011

This Yacht is the length of an Olympic sized pool, half the length of a Rugby field, it holds 35,000 liters of fuel and 5,000 liters of water. That’s almost 40 Tonnes not including the boat.

  (504) posted on 01.3.2011

Heh I saw this an an email floating around and dismissed it immediately as they’re all CG pics. Any real photos of this around?

  (367) posted on 01.2.2011

agree, but i hope the car is free if you buy the yatch... this car is very unique and exceptionally rare. I bet you can only see this car once in a blue moon.

  (392) posted on 01.2.2011

A very nice example of a rare car (mind you, name a Bugatti that isn’t rare). Although if I were being picky, I’d prefer it in light blue. But I’d let that go for Michael-Goddamn-Schumacher’s very own Bugatti.

  (1211) posted on 12.28.2010

agree but the gap between them is not that far.. mazda2 perfected this car by learning what is missing with the other competitors. But in terms of looks I’d go for the fit hehehe.

  (776) posted on 12.28.2010

Generally, I hate hard top boats (My opinion on hardtop cars is similar), it defeats the purpose of a boat I think. But this convertible design is a unique answer to a market that is usually one of the two extremes.

  (647) posted on 12.27.2010

A couple of Hmmm thoughts. 1)If you had a super car onboard this seafairing yacht, how would you get it on and off the boat when pulling to port? 2) you bave this super car on the boat what about the salt air and water damage to the car. Seems rather over the top useless.

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