Superyacht Range Rover Competition


In April, Edmiston, one of the world’s top yacht brokerage and sales firms, and Land Rover, its long-term strategic ally (the luxury SUVs are used as courtesy cars for the yacht company’s clients at events), organized a competition to design the ultimate Superyacht Range Rover. Coming on the heels of the Audi Q7 Coastline Concept and VW’s Touareg North Sails Concept, seven of the world’s top yacht designer’s took part in the pimp out, and the results are both stunning and innovative. The designs by Bannenberg, Tim Heywood, Andrew Winch, Terrence Disdale, Ken Freivokh, Redman Whiteley Dixon and Martin Francis will be exhibited at the Edmiston Terrace of the Port Palace Hotel during the Monaco Yacht Show 2008, with the winning design being unveiled on September 25, 2008. Visitors to the show will also be able to place their orders for these spectacular vehicles. Delivery time will be between three and six months, with prices ranging from € 200,000 to € 800,000 ($300,000 to $1.2 million). In an unofficial, highly unscientific survey in the main Haute Living editorial/art departments, the Terence Disdale eye-catching ocean blue convertible concept (which, when mixed with giant white waterproof seats and a luggage compartment tucked beneath a teak cover, led him to dub it the “St. Tropez Al Fresco tender”) beat out the green-glass wrapped and yacht steering wheel-inspired hubcaps of Ken Freivokh. You can see all of the maritime-inspired SUV special editions-including an elegant tailgating system woody-style design by Bannenberg-in higher resolution in the latest news section at