This luxurious custom Land Rover is for people who want a car and a yacht — see inside the ‘Defender Yachting Edition’

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Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition. Carlex Design
  • Polish car-customisation firm Carlex Design just dropped images of its latest offering – a lavish Land Rover Defender catered to the yachting community.
  • Dubbed the Defender Yachting Edition, the SUV boasts a brushed-silver exterior and a custom interior with wood flooring.
  • Carlex also offers a yacht-themed package for the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen and the Mercedes X-Class pickup, which isn’t available in the US.
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Sometimes when you’re on the road, you can’t help but wish you were out at sea — 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.

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Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition. Carlex Design

Carlex recently announced its new Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition, a nautically themed take on Land Rover’s latest SUV.

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Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition. Carlex Design

The Yachting-Edition Defender is “made for those who prioritise luxury, love sunny, marine style, and need off-road performance and reliability,” Carlex said.

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Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition. Carlex Design

The SUV will feature a brushed-silver paint job on its body …

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Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition. Carlex Design

… and on its custom wheels.

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Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition. Carlex Design

The spare-tire cover comes etched with a compass design …

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Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition. Carlex Design

… and bears the words “Yachting Edition.” You know, in case you forgot.

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Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition. Carlex Design

Inside, however, is where things get even more yacht-y.

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Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition. Carlex Design

Carlex designed its new Defender with a wood floor in the trunk, like you might find on a yacht’s deck.

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Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition. Carlex Design

And you’d better wear your boat shoes, because there’s wood decking in the footwells, too.

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Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition. Carlex Design

In addition to a cream colour scheme, Carlex offers a brown interior.

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Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition. Carlex Design

Both get wood-covered steering wheels and sporty bucket seats.

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Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition. Carlex Design

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 …

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Carlex Design G Yachting Limited Edition Carlex Design

… with a similarly woody interior.

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Carlex Design G Yachting Limited Edition Carlex Design

And the company also created a Yachting version of the X-Class pickup …

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Mercedes X-Class Yachting style package. Carlex Design

… complete with teak decking on the bed.

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Carlex Design G Yachting Limited Edition Carlex Design

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.

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Land Rover Defender Yachting Edition. Carlex Design