There are some very luxurious yachts, superyachts and speedboats on the waters today, though few can rival the thirst of a famed Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. The good news is that soon a beast will be making waves in the form of a Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 Aeroboat.
Renderings of the Rolls-Royce powered aeroboat show it in various lights. Overall, she is sporty, sophisticated and certainly fast.
Why a new Rolls-Royce Merlin powered boat is exciting
The Rolls-Royce Merlin engine has powered some of the nastiest machines in history, including the Hawker Hurricane, Supermarine Spitfire, Avro Lancaster and Fairey Battle. The Merlin engine in its most basic form is a liquid-cooled 27-liter V12 piston aero monster. Rolls-Royce cars are one thing, but a modern boat with a Merlin engine is an entirely different animal to cuddle, love and to fear.