This Custom-Built Rolls-Royce Was Designed to Look Like a Yacht - Maxim

This Custom-Built Rolls-Royce Was Designed to Look Like a Yacht

Because, why not?
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Most of us might be satisfied by the opportunity to buy a gorgeous Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible. But for Rolls-Royce collectors, they need something just a little more special, a little more unusual, a little more bespoke.

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South Florida buyer requested a car styled by interior designer Barclay Butera. His brief: to specify a Nautical Dawn to compliment her home on the beach. Butera devised a Midnight Sapphire blue/Arctic White two-tone paint scheme that he says was inspired by great sailing yachts and the color of the sea.

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Inside, the Nautical Dawn has Arctic White leather upholstery with Navy Blue accents, carpet and lambs wool floor mats.

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Nautical Dawn's signature feature may be the open-pore teak paneling lavished throughout. Less obvious details include a hand-made clock that is inspired by the Rolex Yachtmaster watch and door sill plates featuring nautical flags that spell "Dawn."

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But if the Nautical Dawn isn't quite what you're looking for, consider a look at one of these other two personalized Rollers.

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Collector Michael Fux requested his very own hue of cobalt blue, named Fux Blue, for the paint and carpet, with Arctic White carpet.

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Don Brinkerhoff commissioned an homage to the 1907 Silver Ghost AX201, which is finished in Matte Cassiopeia Silver paint with Pine Green leather upholstery.

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Every Dawn seems amazing, but these three custom-designed examples show how personalization can make even an incredible car like this even more incredible.