Sometimes when you’re on the road, you can’t help but wish you were out at sea â€” traffic and the sound of the pavement miles away. Or at least, that’s probably how the owners of luxury yachts feel.
Luckily, Polish customisation company Carlex Design exists. The firm dropped designs for a yacht-themed Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen earlier this year, and now there’s a new member of that lineup: the Land Rover Defender.
The Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition, which Carlex recently shared details and renderings of, is “made for those who prioritise luxury, love sunny, marine style, and need off-road performance and reliability,” the company said. On the outside, Carlex’s new Defender gets a brushed-silver paint job, bespoke rims, and a spare-tire cover with an extravagant compass design. But it’s on the inside where things get truly nautical.
Keep scrolling to take a look at the luxurious Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition.
Polish firm Carlex Design customises both car and boat interiors — and, every so often, it mashes those two parts of its business together to create something wild.
Carlex recently announced its new Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition, a nautically themed take on Land Rover’s latest SUV.
The Yachting-Edition Defender is “made for those who prioritise luxury, love sunny, marine style, and need off-road performance and reliability,” Carlex said.
The SUV will feature a brushed-silver paint job on its body …
… and on its custom wheels.
The spare-tire cover comes etched with a compass design …
… and bears the words “Yachting Edition.” You know, in case you forgot.
Inside, however, is where things get even more yacht-y.
Carlex designed its new Defender with a wood floor in the trunk, like you might find on a yacht’s deck.
And you’d better wear your boat shoes, because there’s wood decking in the footwells, too.
In addition to a cream colour scheme, Carlex offers a brown interior.
Both get wood-covered steering wheels and sporty bucket seats.
But the Defender Yachting Edition isn’t just a one-off build — it’s part of Carlex’s larger collection of boat-themed custom cars. The firm also designed a Yachting-Edition Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen …
… with a similarly woody interior.
And the company also created a Yachting version of the X-Class pickup …
… complete with teak decking on the bed.
Carlex didn’t share pricing for the Defender Yachting Edition just yet. But considering the SUV itself will run you at least $US50,000, the whole package won’t come cheap.