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Aside from the Bugatti Chiron, what has the Italian supercar maker been up to lately? Yachts, it seems. Bugatti has been working on a joint project with Palmer Johnson, the world’s largest yacht maker that sees the supercar brand’s signature designs and advanced materials applied on a luxury yacht called the Niniette.

A little walk through the Italian brand’s history reveals that Ettore Bugatti, founder of Bugatti, developed racing boats and yachts in the 1930s. The name Niniette was previously used on those boats, and is actually the pet name of his daughter, Lidia. The brand’s motto of “Art, Forme, Technique,” has now been revived and applied to boats.

The yacht has a top speed of 38 knots or 70 km/h. Features that can be found on the luxury yacht include a carbon-fibre hull that possesses design elements found on classic Bugatti sports cars. Design-wise, it takes the falling shoulder line of the Bugatti Type 57 C Atalante and styling elements of the Type 41 Royale.

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The unique hull shape is derived from Palmer Johnson’s SuperSport series that comprises of a mono-hull with two sponsons for added stability at speeds and at anchor. In addition, it comes with a two-tone colour scheme, while on the side, there is a contrasting blend of titanium and dark blue carbon-fibre.

On deck, a combination of brown bubinga wood, maple or natural blue morta oak wood is used to give off a warm contrast with the lightweight materials used.

Available in three different sizes, the main model is the PJ63 Niniette, priced at 3.25 million euros, which can accommodate four guests and a cabin crew. It measures almost 20 metres with a beam of 6.2 metres. It features a salon on deck measuring 63 square meters and a salon below deck of 43 square meters. In addition to that, Bugatti can customise the interior upon customers’ request.

As for the other two models, the PJ42 Niniette measures approximately 13 metres long, with a starting price of 2 million euros. The largest of them all is the PJ88 Niniette, which is 28 metres in total length. No prices have been disclosed, however. The luxury yachts take about one year to produce, according to Bugatti and Palmer Johnson.