$460,000 Carbon Fiber Jet Boat Does 45 Knots
For $460,000, UK-based professional yachtsman and boatbuilder Jason Carrington is offering his new carbon fiber jet boat, the C-12, created in collaboration with Humphreys Yacht Design. Handmade from a Nomex honeycomb core shrouded in carbon fibre, the lightweight, high-performance craft has the maneuverability of a jet ski thanks to adjustable twin water jets. The 30-ft. C-12, capable of speeds of up to 45 knots in smooth water with a range of 700 miles, is the lightest and strongest craft in its class. The open aft deck houses two Steyr MO236 diesel engines and the twin water jets. An open transom gives directly on the water, producing a beach-deck effect. Hand-stitched leather details and sculpted cockpit mountings add a bespoke touch. The bows contain a small cabin with a double berth, lavatory, galley and wine rack. Carrington plans to build only four examples per year, and will also offer a 44-ft. version down the line.