McLaren UltraLuxum’s CXL yacht fits your MP4-12C on board

July 25, 2012

It might not be a car but this boat is just too epic to ignore. It even has a ‘garage’ for your McLaren MP4-12C. It also features two retractable outrigger hulls which turn it into a trimaran.

Created by McLaren Applied Technologies, the UltraLuxum’s CXL yacht is pretty much the last word in efficient and luxurious water cruising. It’s powered by wind, however, an optional lithium-ion electric motor system can assist the yacht providing a speed of 15 knots.

On board the 48-metre colossus you’ll find a kitchen, a master cabin, four guest cabins, and three crew cabins, as well as a dining room, lounge, and of course an optional garage downstairs.

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The CXL is made from fine wood and uses plenty of carbon fibre in its construction. This doesn’t mean it’s a lightweight though, tipping the scales at 150 tonnes. It’s 11 metre wide in compact form or 23 metres wide when the outriggers are extended.

As for the price, well, if you’re thinking of buying something like this you probably don’t care how much it costs. No official pricing details have been announced in any case.

Brett is the editor and founder of Performance Drive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.