Rolls Royce Boat Tail

When we talk about intentions, nothing sounds grander than the Boat Tail. Chief Executive Officer, Torsten Muller-Otvos, said it best, “This is authentic luxury. This is contemporary patronage in its truest form. This is Rolls-Royce Coachbuild.” Wow. Plus, according to Alex Innes, Head of Rolls-Royce Coachbuild design, “Boat Tail is a distinct counterpoint to industrialized luxury.”

Honestly, this is the most interesting part because now we’ve so many cars; most of them being overpriced, run of the mill appearing to be luxury. But what they lack is soul, history, and a touch of madness.

Influenced by the opulent $13 million Rolls-Royce Sweptail unveiled in 2017, this exquisite cabriolet takes its moniker from the tapered rear end—a style reminiscent of the 1920s era, when cars like the Auburn 851 Speedster and Bentley Speed Six Boat-Tail were popular.

Back when they first started designing boat tails, engineers simply attached a boat’s hull to a car’s chassis, creating a sleek car with a maritime vibe. This design disappeared into history, until now.

This Boat Tail version is one of three unique versions crafted recently as customer commissions. Specifically, this one was made for billionaire rapper Jay-Z and his wife, pop icon Beyonce.

The standout feature of this car is its huge, hand-painted bonnet in Azur blue, which fades to a lighter shade. At the front, instead of the usual stainless-steel finish, there’s a painted Rolls-Royce pantheon grille, a first in the modern era.

At the back, there are twin side-opening compartments that pivot in the middle, opening like butterfly wings. On one side, there’s a dual champagne cooler custom-made to hold bottles of the owner’s favorite Armand de Brignac vintage. On the opposite side, there’s a set of crockery from Christofle of Paris, paired with salt and pepper grinders, all engraved with the car’s name. Plus, there’s a dedicated onboard fridge to keep caviar and other delicacies cool, along with various compartments for other food items, rather than just a chiller.

But the most impressive feature is the parasol that fits into the back of the Boat Tail to give extra shade. It’s made with a stainless-steel shaft and aluminum coupling, with high tensile fabric stretched over carbon-fiber stays. And just to make sure it’s sturdy, it was tested in a wind tunnel.

Rolls-Royce collaborated with the Swiss-based House of Bovet to create reversible “his and hers” watches for the couple who own this car. The main feature of the simple dashboard is a slot where one of the watches can be inserted, serving as both a timepiece and the Boat Tail’s clock.

One side of the man’s watch displays the celestial pattern above his birthplace. Beneath the “clock” slot, there’s a titanium drawer specifically made to hold another wristwatch, which is especially significant in this Rolls-Royce.

The Boat Tail can seat four people and has a convertible design with an emergency tonneau for unexpected rain. It also comes with a detachable carbon-fiber roof that transforms the Rolls into a stunning coupe. And of course, there’s a lightweight aluminum hoist included in the package to lift the roof.


  1. Is Rolls Royce boat tail the most expensive car?

Yes, the Rolls Royce Boat Tail is considered the most expensive street legal new car currently.

  1. How many Rolls Royce boat tail are made?

There were only three Rolls Royce Boat Tails made, each customized for its owner.

  1. How much is the Rolls Royce boat tail?

The estimated price tag is around $28 million (approximately ₹233 crore).

  1. Who owns Rolls Royce boat tail?

The three Boat Tails are owned by billionaire rapper Jay-Z and his wife, pop icon Beyonce, footballer Mauro Icardi, and another owner is reportedly from a family with substantial wealth accumulated in the pearl industry, although their identity remains undisclosed.

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