News & Opinion | June 5, 2017 9:00 am

Why Aren’t We All on This Boat Right Now?

The Rolls-Royce Aeroboat S6: A lean, mean, partymaking machine

Sure you could buy yourself a superyacht and let the world know that you have done quite well for yourself. But sometimes the occasion calls for something more subtle-ish.

For just such a seafaring affair, the Rolls-Royce-powered Aeroboat S6 should fit the bill.

Coming in at 65-feet, the captivating day cruiser fits 12 passengers for entertaining purposes and sleeps a lucky four. The center deck area conceals a dining table for champagne wishes and caviar dreams with hardtop and Bimini versions also available for protecting one from the elements … or the paparazzi.

Aeroboat (8 images)

The cabin below functions as an entertainment area with a Pullman for crew members or guests. And she comes complete with a shower and day head.  

But if you and your posse are into taking in some sun, the seating area transforms into a massive lounge when the passerelle isn’t in use. And the swim platform adds plenty of space for sunning and jump-off to boot. Or one could use the specially designed Aerostairs, which lower down, should one care to make a more dramatic entrance.

Gunning with two 1,500 horsepower, waterjet-assisted diesel engines, this baby is not for the faint of heart. A performance vehicle that lives up to the Rolls name, the S6 with jet 48 knots with a light load with a 400 nautical mile range at 40 knots. You’ll be turning heads and turning ‘em quick.