Lamborghini boat, our test of the supercar of the sea


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The Lamborghini boat is the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63
The Lamborghini boat is the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63

It is not a car on water. It is a Lamborghini boat. It is called Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 and is a sporty 20-meter open that was inspired by the design of the Sián FKP 37, the first hybrid supercar (with a V12 engine) in Lamborghini’s history. It is no coincidence that Mitja Borkert, designer of this car and director of the Lamborghini Style Center, worked on the project along with Gian Marco Campanino, artistic director of
The Italian Sea Group
, indeed it shows how this project is in every way a boat with Lamborghini DNA.

This Tecnomar hull, a brand of The Italian Sea Group, is a 63-knot boat powered by two MAN V12 engines of 2,000 horsepower each. A very powerful vehicle, but one whose control and ease of driving are unavoidable elements, just like on a “ground” Lamborghini. We spoke with Mitja Borkert and Gian Marco Campanino to get their stories about this unique boat.

Lamborghini boat – Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63

Lamborghini DNA meets water. It changes the natural habitat, but not the essence of this model.

“We did not want,” Gian Marco Campanino told us, “to replicate a car. What we were interested in was to transpose the iconic and most identifying lines of Sian and part of the brand’s heritage into a yacht, excluding anything that is not necessary or compatible with a yacht. The 63 is a Lamborghini.”

Lamborghini boat – Why specifically the Sián FKP 37?

“When we started,” Mitja Borkert explained to Motor Boats, “the Sián was the last car we had launched and the most innovative: the perfect reference for a very innovative project. We wanted to keep the silhouette of this car in the design of the yacht. Then there are other details that are directly related to its design, such as the front and rear lights, the Y shapes in different elements of the yacht, the extensive use of carbon fiber materials.”

Boats have been going toward volume for a few years now, as have cars, so much so that a Lamborghini SUV designed by Mitja Borkert himself, the Urus, was also born in 2018.

Will we see a sea Urus after the Sián-inspired 63?

“Maybe,” Gian Marco Campanino confessed to us, “and right now we are considering different declinations of concepts from cars to yachts. What can we say, we’ll see!”

Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 – The Lamborghini Boat

At an event reserved for a small handful of journalists, specialized and otherwise, we witnessed a preview of the launch of this yacht. Immediately striking is the open stern, which is on the one hand a functional requirement in a technical sense, but also pleasure in that it creates an excellent platform for bathing. At the same time it allows the use of watertoys and access from tenders or in port, being equipped with a transformer designed as both a boarding/disembarking gangway and a sea access ladder.

“From a purely aesthetic point of view,” Gian Marco Campanino points out, “the descending line towards the stern is reminiscent of the rear of Lamborghini cars, as are the hexagonal diamond lines of the side windows, the nose/bow that is inspired by the profile of a shark, and the new icon, namely the “Y” shape present in various places on the yacht.”

Below deck, the inspiration stems from the dynamism typical of Sant’Agata’s supercar interiors; everything is designed following the idea of movement and speed, yet without underestimating comfort, which has been a key point throughout the creative process.

Forward cabin of the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63
Forward cabin of the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63

To turn this yacht into a 63-knot thoroughbred, however, one more step was needed, and aesthetic and design choices are not enough. It also needs naval architecture that comes from the hands of those who grew up with racing and have their roots in this soil. Brunello Acampora’s Victory Design studio was therefore identified as the ideal partner.

It took two years for Acampora and his team of specialists to design a double-step hull, derived from the racing world, that would allow safe and easy driving and extreme performance, as evidenced by the 63-knot top speed and 40-knot cruising speed. As we said, those same characteristics of a Lamborghini on the road, in the water. Not only the hull, but also the engines, two MAN V12s of 2,000 horsepower each that are combined with T Drive by Flexitab surface drives, supplied by Tonissi Marine.

Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 – The Test

Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 in navigation
Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 in navigation

Unfortunately, during our test we boarded on a day of waning winds and long waves, ill-suited to push this boat to its maximum(up to 63 knots). In any case, we went to sea starting from the base of The Italian Sea Group. As soon as we left the harbor, the sea was immediately unsuitable for a sprint. That said, the boat demonstrated remarkable stability and a very smooth impact on the sea.

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The double-step hull designed by Victory Marine has done a great job bringing the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 to be always in control even at 50 knots with a sea that is anything but hospitable. The driving sensation aboard this muscular and snappy 20-footer is that of a land-based Lamborghini, with great control in turns even at high speeds. The suggestion is also further enhanced by the presence of a dashboard, seating and plotter screen all designed by the St. Agatha-based company. In short, it is not just a transposition of a car on the water, it is a true Lambo of the sea.

Dashboard of the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63
Dashboard of the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63

Gregorio Ferrari



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