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October 7, 2009updated Jul 09, 2015

From Monaco Yacht Show: J Craft Boats Launches J Craft Torpedo with 007

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Esteemed Swedish boat design and manufacturing company J Craft Boats is proud to unveil its new J Craft Torpedo luxury yacht tender at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show on Saturday 26 September 2009.

The launch of the Torpedo sees the dawning of a new era for J Craft, with the company boosting its production on the Swedish island of Gotland in order to meet the early demand. Eight J Craft Torpedos will be ready to grace the seas in 2009 and the early part of 2010 with one boat being built each month during the rest of the year.

The 12.63m J Craft Torpedo has a sprint speed of 44 knots and is powered by two Volvo Penta IPS 500 engines and transmission system which allows incredible manoeuvring sideways and through 360 degrees using a joystick. It is designed and constructed by J Craft and can sleep four passengers and one crew member.

“The Torpedo pushes the limits of classic boat building. The workmanship is completely uncompromising; every single detail on the boat is second to none. We like to think of ourselves as the Bentley of the seas,” said Johan Hallén, Chief Technical Officer at J Craft Boats.
The evolution of J Craft Torpedo has been a meticulous job. Only the finest materials and suppliers have been used, from the rainforest-free wood on the hull to the custom-tuned Volvo engines.
The J Craft Torpedo has been designed and developed to the highest and most complete level of engineering with completely uncompromising workmanship throughout. It has been created using the J Craft principles of beauty and elegance, using state-of-the-art technology while retaining a stunning, classic design.

Every J Craft Torpedo exudes elegance and a touch of extravagance featuring silver cutlery designed by Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and a Nardi hand-carved steering wheel also seen on another design classic, the Ferrari 250 GTO. Each individual detail comes together to form an unsurpassed whole, creating a boating experience unlike any other.
In the words of CEO, Johan Attvik, “The J Craft Torpedo is much more than just a motor yacht – it’s a statement of personality and lifestyle. It’s an ideal yacht for the most discerning and demanding clientele.”
Sir Roger Moore said, “I can certainly see James Bond arriving in a boat like this at an exclusive party somewhere on the Riviera and I think any of my seven Bond Girls would have loved it too!
J Craft is a relatively new company, founded in 1998 by Björn Jansson, whose vision was to take the influence of the rich heritage of Swedish boat building, with its high quality and intricate craftsmanship, and bring it into modern times. J Craft is famed for its designs, which have been inspired by glamorous bygone times, and the modern techniques used to craft its striking vessels.

The first boat manufactured by J Craft, the Cabrio Cruiser, left the shipyard in 2000 and was delivered to the King of Sweden, who still uses it today. In the past nine years, only seven of the exclusive Cabrio Cruisers have been constructed for discerning customers.

The Monaco Yacht Show is world famous for its incredible displays from the international luxury yachting sector and will run from Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 September 2009.

J Craft’s determination to take classic boating to new standards has put them on the forefront of yacht building, and builds on the long and storied Swedish legacy of maritime innovation.
The J Craft headquarters is located in Stockholm with a sales office in Monaco and after sales service along the French Riviera. Production of the Torpedo is taking place on the Swedish island of Gotland.

Torpedo Technical Specification

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Length Overall 12.63m (41.43ft)
Length on Deck 12.16m (39.90ft)
Length on Waterline 10.85m (35.60ft)
Beam Overall 3.63m (11.91ft)
Draft 0.95m (3.12ft)
Cruise Speed (Mid Load) Est 35 knots
Sprint Speed (Light Ship) Est 44 knots
Estimated Range 150 nautical miles @ 43 knots
Fuel Capacity 1,000 litres (265 gal)
Fresh Water 200 litres (53 gal)
Main Engines 2 x Volvo Penta IPS500
Transmissions Volvo IPS
Builder J Craft Boats / CMI Composites
Design J Craft Boats
Engineering AYD
Naval Architect Södergren Yacht Design
Hull Material Vinylester, Fiber Glass, PVC Core
Accommodation Sleeps 4 + 1 Crew
Price 750,000 Euros

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