Bentley goes the extra mile to match customer yacht and Continental GT V8 interiors

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Matching bespoke luggage is relatively commonplace in the luxury vehicle market, but Bentley Motors has gone considerably further in the pursuit of customer satisfaction, collaborating on the creation of a unique yacht interior to match the cabin design of a customer’s Continental GT V8 coupe.

The bespoke nautical trim was created at Bentley Design Services, which specializes in developing customized solutions for the brand’s clients, working side-by-side with premium Dutch yacht builder Contest Yachts.

The cabin of the yacht owner’s coupe already incorporated Bentley’s ‘Hotspur’ red leather, combined with contrasting linen beige hide – styling which Bentley was then able to help recreate inside the new-build 18m, Contest 59 CS yacht.

The interior panelling in the ocean-going yacht also showcases Bentley’s signature diamond-in-diamond stitching. According to the company, this quilting requires exactly 712 stitches per diamond and a high level of skill to produce on a specially-commissioned sewing machine, exclusive to Bentley Motors. Outside, the deep blue hull of the Contest yacht complements the light sapphire finish of the owner’s Continental GT V8 Coupe.

Brett Boydell, head of Bentley design collaborations, remarked, “This project was an opportunity for Bentley Design Services to showcase some of their many skills in a truly unique collaboration. Bentley cars embrace qualities of craftsmanship and styling that are only achieved at the highest level of nautical design.”

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