Pirelli Tecnorib 1900 Boat to be Unveiled at 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival


pirelli is perhaps one of the largest car tire manufacturers in the world, and from time to time the milanese-company likes to think big and create diffferent products. earlier in the year it collaborated with rubber-boat maker tecnorib, and blossom skis, in building the pirelli ‘1900’ boat, due to be released at the 2017 cannes yachting festival.

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pirelli + tecnorib are continuing their long-running partnership, having created three boats together over the past ten years. the ‘1900’ vessel is based on the design of their ‘1400’, featuring a slender hull measuring 61 ft (18.5 m) long, by 16.4 ft (5 m) wide. in the typical fashion of these pirelli watercrafts, each inflatable rubber tube is adorned with a tire tread.

the ‘1900’ is still designed to feel sporty, despite being the largest pirelli boat to date.  it features a carbon-fiber roof, and twin 800 hp (597 kW) engines with surface-piercing propellers – letting the boat deliver a maximum speed of 45 knots (83 km/h) in ideal conditions. the recommended cruising speed is a more leisurely 30 knots (56 km/h). the captain controls the ‘1900’ with an automatic trim system and joystick, crafted for smooth sailing at any speed. there’s plenty of room inside the cabin  too – headroom peaks at two meters (6.56 ft) below deck, where passengers can find two cabins, two bathrooms, plus a central living area.