Typically when you think of Pirelli you think racing tires. Well, to yours and a bit of our surprise they’ve been teaming up with Tecnorib – a manufacturer of personal watercraft – for the better part of a decade now. Their most recent accomplishment? How about a boat complete with inflatable tubes outfitted with a tire tread pattern.
It’s the biggest Pirelli boat so far – this will be the third release from the duo – and will be powered by twin 800 hp MAN engines and boast a lightweight carbon fiber roof. Combined, these two traits help the inflatable boat to hit speeds upwards of 53 mph on the open water. It also features an automatic trim setting and resin-infused hull for smoother sailing and a roomy region below deck with two cabins, two bathrooms, and a sizable living area. In addition, both bathrooms are finished with mosaic tiles while wood and plush fabrics make up the remaining interior design – a nice juxtaposition to the more industrial exterior. Look for it at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival.