Rolls-Royce has nabbed themselves one heck of a designer in Stefan Monro, who created this Rolls-Royce 450EX yacht tender concept as his year-end project while studying Transport Design at Coventry University. The luxury yacht design came to him after completing a six month internship with the auto brand in the summer of 2012, and though the 450EX isn’t officially associated with the Rolls-Royce brand, it certainly showcased his talent and led to his being hired as a Bespoke designer.
450EX references the overall length of 45.0 feet and the design’s experimental nature (EX). The design brings the auto and yacht market together, showing the potential for future partnerships between the two. Monro avoided using any literal car features, which can often look forced, and instead brought in elements to an existing hull and adding recognizable Rolls-Royce brand details. The tender’s interior features four executive seats that immediately bring a luxury auto to mind, each featuring the Royce logo, as well as two pilot seats. There’s also a bathroom and a bow entrance.
Since the 450EX is a concept design and isn’t officially associated with Rolls-Royce, it probably won’t ever be put into production. However, you can check out the physical scale model at the brand’s headquarters. Plus, now that you know what Monro can do, you can at least get your dream one-off bespoke luxury car.