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Mayla’s high-end carbon-fiber superboat pushes the limits of luxury powerboats


Hamburg, 09 January 2024 – Mayla will debut the Mayla GT at Boot Düsseldorf from 20 to 28 January 2024 with the unveiling representing a new era in luxury sports boats, seamlessly blending usable, open water performance with unparalleled comfort and sophistication.

A modern tribute to the speed boats of the 70s and 80s, Mayla GT’s sleek lines reflect its high-performance capabilities. Unlike many competitor boats that shoehorn as much volume and accommodation as possible within a given length, Mayla GT boasts a long, elegant outline, more reminiscent of a racing powerboat than a distance cruiser.

A deep-V monohull with twin transversal steps and patented Petestep® deflectors ensures optimal hydrodynamic efficiency. More commonly seen in offshore racing powerboats, transversal steps introduce bubbles of air under the hull, meaning higher top speeds can be reached for the same power. The Petestep® deflectors reorient the spray beneath the hull, generating additional lift, a softer, quieter ride, and a significant increase in fuel efficiency. Crafted entirely in carbon fibre prepreg, this superboat achieves a unique fusion of lightness, strength, and stiffness, adhering to automotive industry quality standards with millimetre-level precision.

The Mayla GTS variant, which is premiering at the Düsseldorf boat show, features twin Ilmor 6.2l V8 supercharged engines, each delivering 650hp, bringing the boat to an exceptional weight-to-power ratio of 3.5 kg/hp and delivering a top speed in excess of 70 knots. Mayla will offer a wide choice of propulsion options, including gasoline engines up to 3100hp, diesel engines up to 1700hp, and a hybrid electric system of up to 2100hp. In order to withstand the loadings of such a high-performance boat, the structure was developed by renowned Dutch engineering office, Solico to withstand speeds in the 100 knots range.

The general specification of the boat makes for a telling read as far as its ethos is concerned. Although 44ft (13.5m) long, it weighs only 4.5 tons. Designed to accommodate eight passengers, it does so in extreme luxury for a boat capable of such high performance levels. Mayla GT features a luxurious cabin with a double bed, WC, separate shower, Alcantara® seating, wardrobe, vanity area, TV screens, and a premium audio system. The open cockpit offers sliding sun loungers, shock dampening drivers’ seats, a foldaway table, and ample storage. A spacious garage at the stern allows for jet ski storage, featuring an electric door that transforms into a beach club platform at water level. Once arrived at destination, a wet bar, a barbecue, underwater lights and premium sound ensure the cockpit provides extensive options for party time.

Optional extras include air conditioning and a gyroscopic ride stabiliser to prevent the boat from rolling in choppy conditions.

Founded in 2022 and headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Mayla is the brainchild of Christopher Gelsdorf and Olivier Arnault. Both seasoned experts in business and passionate sailors, the founders bring a unique blend of organisational prowess and maritime passion to the brand.

Co-founder of Mayla, Christopher Gelsdorf said: “Launching the Mayla GT at Boot Düsseldorf is an exhilarating milestone for us at Mayla. 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 sportsboats.”

Mayla GT’s global launch at boot Düsseldorf ’24 heralds a new era in luxury sportsboats, combining cutting-edge technology, unmatched performance, and a commitment to elegance that sets it apart in its class.

Enthusiasts and media members are invited to explore the revolutionary Mayla GT Superboat at the Mayla stand, A46in Hall 5, the Superboats Hall, at boot Düsseldorf ’24, where Mayla founders Christopher Gelsdorf and Olivier Arnault will personally showcase the vessel and arrange exclusive sea trials throughout Q1-Q2 2024.

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