Filed under: Yachts & Sailing
What's an automaker to do when the majority of the earth's surface is covered by water and its clients want to take to the high seas? Design a boat, of course. This is actually BMW's third venture into naval architecture, after its DesignworksUSA studio penned the 60-foot Zeydon Z60 sailing yacht and the Bavaria Deep Blue 46 motoryacht. Now it's back with Bavaria for the German shipyard's new flagship, the Cruiser 55.
Launched this weekend at the Palma boat show in Majorca, Spain, the Cruiser 55 benefits from the latest advances in both automotive design and naval architecture in a sleek 55-foot sailing vessel for those who prefer to take in the salty air with the wind in their hair. After perusing the high-resolution images in the gallery below, we're already imagining leaving a BMW Z4 roadster by the docks and sailing off into the sunset.