Rolls-Royce Presents its Second Boat Tail Commission

Fiona Lee   |   25-05-2022

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars present the next chapter of its Boat Tail commissions with one of the world’s most exclusive car designs.


Last year Rolls-Royce presented its first Rolls-Royce Boat Tail commission at the annual automotive Oscars, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, on the shores of Lake Como in Northern Italy.


With only three of these exclusive Boat Tails designs to be made, the first in the series, lacquered in a soft blue, topped the list of the world’s most expensive cars, worth a whopping $28 million.


This year, Rolls-Royce has revealed the second edition of Boat Tail commissions. It tells a story utterly unique and personal to its owner, reflecting their own history, tastes and sensibilities. It is a masterwork of restraint, sophistication, elegance and attention to detail.



This second edition is commissioned by a patron whose family business has grown from his father’s origins in the pearling industry, making this unique Boat Tail car a reflection of family history on the water. The Boat Tail automotive is entirely hand-built, inspired by the racing yachts of the early 20th century.



A level of sophistication, garnered from the client’s extensive knowledge of luxury is clearly visible throughout the design. At the onset, the client presented Rolls-Royce with four pearl shells from his private collection, each chosen for their unique colour and complexity. The shells provided inspiration for the exterior colour, a shimmering blend of oyster and soft rose, one of the most complex and bespoke finishes ever created by the brand.



In every respect, this remarkable motor car is completely unique and personal, a memory of the client’s father and of a tradition dear to the family.