Since the company’s inception in 2007, Sunroof Yachts has built luxury boats and power multihulls that have ferried passengers to just about every corner of the globe, though for 2021 the Polish shipbuilder has applied its technical know-how and manufacturing capabilities to produce a custom-engineered fully-electric car for African safari duties.
Based on a 1960s-era Land Rover 109 Series IIA, the proton-powered off-roader was constructed by hand at Sunreef’s shipyard in Gdansk before being shipped to Kenya. Powered by a combination of off-the-shelf parts and bespoke components, the Defender now sports three rows of seats, LED lighting all around, and a custom canopy lined with solar panels. The completed vehicle has since been donated to the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, an organization that aims to protect the vibrant ecosystems found in East Africa while also promoting conservation and responsible and sustainable tourism. To learn more about this one-off project you can visit the Sunreef Yachts website linked below, or watch the promotional video, also posted below.
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