Mayla GT Muscleboat Combines Water-Piercing Speeds With the Comfort and Luxury of a Yacht

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German yacht-building startup Mayla Yachts, known for its outrageous performance vessels, is gearing up to launch Mayla GT, a new breed of boat that promises to give owners the thrills of a speedboat combined with the luxury and comfort of a yacht.
The company took advantage of the ongoing boot Düsseldorf international boat show to unveil the brand-new boat to the world. Mayla GT is an angular, speedy vessel whose design pays homage to the Miami Vice-style high-speed powerboats of the '80s but with a futuristic touch.

"Launching the Mayla GT at Boot Düsseldorf is an exhilarating milestone for us at Mayla," says Mayla founder Christopher Gelsdorf. "This high-end carbon-fiber superboat embodies our dedication to redefining luxury powerboats. Its fusion of cutting-edge technology, unmatched performance, and unwavering commitment to elegance marks a new era in the world of luxury sports boats."

The design team, who have extensive experience in sports car manufacturing optimization, aimed to keep the vessel as sleek and lightweight as possible to achieve not only exhilarating performance but also range-boosting efficiency. As such, they used carbon fiber for the boat's Deep-V hull, which integrates patented transverse deflectors from Sweden's Petestep to improve on-water dynamics. The company explains that the transversal steps enhance the boat's top speed capability by introducing air bubbles below the hull, while the Petestep deflectors help with energy efficiency, stability, noise reduction, and gliding motion.

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Measuring 44 feet (13.5 meters) in length with a 10-foot (3-meter) beam, the Mayla GT monohull looks more like a racing powerboat than a pleasure boat. It is equipped with twin 650 hp Corvette gas V8 engines supplied by Ilmor Marine, but the owners can option it with a selection of gas, diesel, electric and hybrid powertrains, including V8s up to 1,500 hp.

Of course, the maximum speed will vary based on the motor choice, but the boat builder says that, in top configuration, the 3,000 hp of power can propel the Mayla GT to speeds of up to 100 knots (115 mph or 185 kph). The boat tips the scales at just 9,000 pounds (4 tonnes), which, combined with the serious power output, helps it accelerate very quickly, with almost a "slingshot” effect.

All of the above highlights the boat's speedboat character, but as we mentioned in the introduction, the Mayla GT is not only about speed but also about enjoying the water in a comfy and luxurious environment. As such, the boat features a spacious open multipurpose cockpit area that allows the owner and a few guests to bask in the sun. The sundeck is fitted with a pair of sliding loungers, a wet bar, a BBQ, and a folding table for al-fresco dining. An underwater lighting system and an audio system are included in the package to ensure a pleasant ambiance.

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The beach club platform aft sits atop the open electric transom door of the garage, which can hold a small tender or jet ski, and the long pointy foredeck hides a luxurious cabin below. Designed to provide owners with all the comfort of a small yacht, the cabin is configured with a double bed, an open saloon with a sofa lounge, a wardrobe for storing clothes, a vanity, separate head and shower compartments, plus a premium entertainment system. The interior can be finished in various colors and materials based on the client's preferences.

Pricing for the new Mayla GT speed boat has not yet been made public, but we know that sea trials are scheduled to begin in Spring 2024 at a yet undisclosed European location.
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