BAC unveils Marine Edition Mono for super-yacht owners

Article by Andrew Christian, on September 21, 2015

BAC has unveiled a special version of its Mono single-seat super-car that perfectly fits in any super-yacht – the Marine Edition Mono. This Marine Edition Mono is derived from the MY2016 Mono and is powered by a 305bhp 2.5-liter Mountune engine.

BAC made sure that this edition of the Mono is not only exclusive and luxurious but is also suited to the super-yacht environment in which performance, design and mass are considered as important. In fact, the Marine Edition Mono features a weight of only 580 kg, which allows it to be perfectly loaded on a super yacht.

It comes with a carbon-fiber crane arm that can be used on all yacht crane systems, thereby enabling the super-car to be transported on top of any super-yacht. In developing the chassis of the Marine Edition Mono, BAC appropriately considered the crane arm.

In fact, the chassis features custom lifting points for super-yacht crane cradles and mounting to helipads. The components of the Marine Edition Mono are all wrapped in BAC-developed anti-corrosive coating, which means that even on the beach or on the sea, the super-car is thoroughly protected.

During delivery, the Marine Edition Mono will be shipped with an Environmental Control Container System that features temperature and humidity controls, thereby protecting the car from the marine environment. Entirely bespoke and built-to-order, the Marine Edition Mono is produced in a dedicated BAC plant in Liverpool.

Despite the high price tag of £500,000, the Marine Mono Edition has taken quite an interest from customers in the United States, Asia and South America. BAC is currently able to produce four examples of the Marine Edition Mono every month.

Ian Briggs, co-founder of BAC, reminisced the days when he started his career designing luxury yachts. He remarked that he had wanted to combine his love of marine and automotive design, and that this has been realized with the Marine Edition Mono.

On the other hand, Andrew Whitney, Director of Strategy & Corporate Development at BAC, described super-yachts as epitomes of exquisite taste, outstanding design, and superb experience. He remarked that super-yacht owners could extend experience beyond their vessels upon arrival with the Marine Edition Mono.

Press Release

BAC MONO MARINE EDITION REVEALED: THE MOST SINGLE-MINDED LUXURY CAR BUILT TODAY

  • Built-to-order luxury BAC Marine Edition Mono based on popular single-seater Mono supercar, powered by 305bhp 2.5-litre Mountune engine
  • Complete with a carbon-fibre crane arm and lifting points for super-yachts, the Marine Edition is completely customisable inside and out
  • The new Marine Edition features marinised anti-corrosion components as it’s designed for life on-board the world’s most premier super-yachts and costs £500,000
  • The Marine Edition reflects a wider momentum within the BAC brand with a new dedicated factory in Liverpool producing four Monos per month
  • The company is known as a unique British brand in the top tier of the global luxury market, focusing on cutting-edge product development, with significant exports to the US, South America, Japan and Asia

BAC unveils its latest iteration of the popular Mono – The Marine Edition. Built on a passion for luxury and exclusivity, BAC has created a Mono that is at home aboard any super-yacht.

Weighing in at only 580kg, the Mono is ideally suited to the super-yacht environment where lean mass, performance and design are paramount.

Based on the Model Year 2016 Mono, the 305bhp 2.5-litre Mountune-powered single-seater car has been custom-made by the top tier luxury British carmaker, BAC. The car, which is completely customisable inside and out, has been created with a focus on luxury marine lifestyle.

The Marine Edition comes complete with a carbon-fibre crane arm designed to transport the Mono on top of any super-yacht, the crane arm can be universally used with all yacht crane systems.

The chassis has been developed with the crane arm in mind too, with custom chassis lifting points for super-yacht crane cradles and mounting to helipads, making sure that the Mono is secure whilst on board.

To ensure that the Marine Edition is kept protected in the salty climates, BAC has developed an anti-corrosive coating for components. BAC will deliver the car with an Environmental Control Container System to stow the car on board with temperature and humidity controls, guarding the car from the marine environment.

Costing £500,000, the Marine Edition is completely bespoke and built to order, reflecting a wider momentum within the BAC brand. With a new dedicated factory in Liverpool, BAC are able to produce four cars per month to compete with strong demand from customers in the US, Europe, South America and Asia at its current capacity.

BAC co-founder Ian Briggs started his career in yacht design and says, “I started my career designing luxury yachts and I have wanted to combine my love of marine and automotive design ever since. The Marine Edition Mono represents purpose and style for a clientele that knows no compromise.”

Andrew Whitney, Director of Strategy & Corporate Development at BAC says, “Today’s super-yachts are paragons of exquisite taste, exceptional design, and the ultimate experience possible. It is only fitting that owners should be able to extend that experience beyond the vessel upon arrival.

“The Marine Edition Mono is uniquely qualified, with unparalleled design, performance and driving sensation, while its low mass of only 580kg allows vessels to carry even a brace of Monos for a little over a ton. What better way for friends to arrive?”

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