Startech unveils Land Rover Defender 90 Yachting Edition

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 29, 2010

Are you in the market for a luxury 4x4 with an unusual theme? Then you just might like the Land Rover Defender 90 Yachting Edition – a Land Rover Defender with a maritime theme.

The special edition vehicle comes from Brabus affiliate Startech and is on display at this year’s Essen Motor Show. Like any luxury yacht, the finish on this car is that of a bright white.

Defender 90 Yachting Edition features 16-inch alloys covered in wider tires that measure 267/75 R16. The running boards were changed to new integrated ones with entrance lights. The driver can access the car by opening one of the doors or through a keyless fob.

Startech also revised the stock grille to an SVX custom model and the new body-colored headlight covers were retrofitted. But inside the vehicle is where you’ll find all types of nautical influences.

The luxury 4x4 has a yacht-like wood flooring. And it has been fitted with seats that are covered in navy-blue leather with contrasting white stitching. The doors, dashboard and center console also feature this detail.

The rear seats fold away neatly to the side. Meanwhile, the front seats are made by Recaro and they offer luxury with a sporty appearance. Furthermore, the shells of the seatbacks are painted white to go with the exterior. In addition, the headliner is made from Alcantara in a navy-blue finish. [via autonews - sub. required]

Press Release

STARTECH Land Rover Defender 90 Yachting Edition

From the marina directly into rough terrain: The STARTECH Land Rover Defender 90 Yachting Edition looks as great at the marina as it does on magnificent boulevards or when venturing off road.

Painted bright white, the premium leather/Alcantara interior dyed navy blue, foot wells and trunk clad in the finest teak – the English off-roader with lavish STARTECH design perfectly transfers maritime ambiance into the automobile.

Wide tires in size 265/75 R 16 bring three additional centimeters of tread in contact with the road and give the Land Rover an even brawnier appearance. To complement the wider tires the STARTECH designers developed new running boards with integrated entrance lights that are activated via the keyless fob or by opening one of the doors.

The exterior appearance of the STARTECH Yachting Edition further includes such tasteful details as the SVX front grille and headlight covers painted in body color.

Getting into the STARTECH Land Rover Defender 90 Yachting Edition, made easier by the STARTECH running boards, is a very special experience. The captain and his crew are welcomed by classic yacht design, which uses genuine oiled teak following the best ship-building traditions. This fine material lends the trunk and the foot wells a unique air.

The company upholstery shop attended to the remaining interior of the Defender 90 and transformed it from a rather mundane cockpit into an exclusively appointed wellness space.

The finest navy-blue leather with white contrasting seams refines door and side panels alike and adorns dashboard, center console and the Recaro sport seats. The new seats offer much better lateral support than the stock seats. But that’s not all: Their leather upholstery is masterfully sewn using white baseball-style cross stitching and adds a modern contrast to the classic Land Rover interior. The shells of the seatbacks are painted white to match the exterior.

The headliner is made from Alcantara dyed the same color as the leather appointments. Precision-sewn white seams add magnificent highlights here as well.

Among the numerous other loving STARTECH details are an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel, shifter, emergency brake and reduction gear lever all covered with navy-blue leather and a Yachting Edition plaque on the center console.

Rounding out the STARTECH treatment is a high-end sound system calibrated to the Defender interior. The sound system also features an integrated touch screen navigation system.

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