J-Craft: Setting a New Standard in Luxury
The J-Craft Torpedo is not like many other boats. Manufactured in Sweden, once you get a taste of this speedboat you will begin to appreciate Swedish boat making heritage. The Swedes have been manufacturing supreme watercraft for over a 1000 years dating back to the Byzantine empire. Today, every one of J-Crafts luxurious motor cruisers is manufactured on Gotland, an easterly Swedish island. So special are these vessels that when the first boat was built, it was delivered to Carl XVI Gustaf, the King of Sweden.
The Torpedo is a 42-foot speedboat powered by a custom pair of Volvo IPS engines. With a range of 350 nautical miles or 650km, those powerful Volvo engines can take you to a top speed of 50 knots (90km/hr). But the engine and performance is not what sets this craft apart from the rest. The upholstery is made from the finest cuts of leather and the cabinetry is all handmade. Attention to detail is paramount. Throw in a Nardi steering wheel and you start to see the level of luxury applied to this vessel. For those of us that didn’t know what a Nardi steering wheel is, you can find one on a Ferrari 250. One of these classic cars recently set a resale record at $64 million dollars.
Below deck, there are no deficiencies in planning or styling. To get an idea of how big this speedboat is, it will sleep four guests and a captain comfortably. There is an internal lounge area, cooking facilities, ice maker and fridge and a wet room making this beautiful craft surprisingly self-sufficient for an overnight stay. However, this is undeniably a pleasure craft and up above is where you want to be.
Price for this beautiful vessel? $1.25million
Worth it? YES