has built a racing catamaran, Mercedes-AMG made a special Cigarette speedboat, Porsche
Design has dabbled in naval architecture and so has BMW
DesignworksUSA, to name just a few. In this case, McLaren Applied Technologies was contracted by UltraLuxum to help design a massive 157-foot trimaran sailboat called the CXL. With sail power assisted by a hybrid power backup, the design is lightweight and carbon-intensive, and features retractable outer beams that make it more stable on the open water (when open to a 75-foot beam) and more compact (retracted to 36 feet across) when in port.