Channel Your Inner James Bond With SeaCar’s $79,000 Aston Martin-Inspired Speedboats

The Vehigh and Maestry may resemble amphibian vehicles, but they are undercover speedboats capable of reaching speeds of up to 60 mph on the water


by Brad Anderson

3 hours ago

 Channel Your Inner James Bond With SeaCar’s $79,000 Aston Martin-Inspired Speedboats

For decades, car companies have dipped their toes into the world of amphibious vehicles, but a Brazilian company is making waves with what could be one of the most intriguing entries we’ve ever come across. Meet Seacar, the mastermind behind the Vehigh and Maestry, two creations that are not afraid to get their feet wet – quite literally – as they undergo aquatic testing.

Unlike amphibian vehicles that operate both on land and water, Seacar’s models that are designed to accommodate two people, are in fact, actually speedboats cleverly disguised as cars.

What will immediately capture your attention about Seacar’s thirteen-foot water vessels (about four meters long) is that they look a lot like the Aston Martin Vantage, and that’s certainly not a bad thing. In contrast to the amphibious vehicles we’ve encountered over the years and which often appear unconventional because they need to function on both land and water, Seacar’s models do not suffer from the typical identity crisis.

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It’s not just the general shape that’s reminiscent of the Vantage; the Vehigh and Maestry also feature characteristic Aston Martin front grille openings and share very similar proportions. Both are droptops with a structural beam running between the heads of the driver and passenger, presumably for some added structural integrity. The Aston Martin influence carries through to the rear, and the wheel covers give the impression that these two speedboats are equipped with stylish road-worthy alloy wheels.

While detailed technical specifications about the two models are limited, and there’s no mention of the powertrain, the company claims that they can reach speeds of up to 60 mph (96 km/h) on the water and certainly look fun.

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The interior design of both models has clearly drawn inspiration from automotive design trends. Notably, there’s a Tesla-inspired yoke steering wheel positioned in front of the driver, accompanied by a compact digital instrument cluster. Additionally, the interior features a car-like transmission tunnel and a center console equipped with two generously-sized cup holders.

“It is a new nautical concept for Brazil, ideal for those who enjoy experiences on the water and adrenaline,” Seacar chief executive Alan Goes said while describing the vehicles. “We believe the market is lacking differences in terms of vessels.”

The Seacar Vehigh and Maestry are both available for order, with prices starting at 380,000 BRL, approximately equivalent to $79,000 at current exchange rates. The company also offers rental options, with prices ranging from 500 BRL per person (about $102) for 25 minutes to 5,000 BRL (around $1,020) for two people for a five-hour rental.

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