Jason Carrington, a professional yachtsman and boatbuilder based in Lymington, UK, has collaborated with Humphreys Yacht Design on a killer new jet boat called the C-12. Handmade from a Nomex honeycomb core shrouded in carbon fibre, the lightweight, high-performance craft has the maneuverability of a jetski thanks to adjustable twin impellers or water jets which take in water via a grille in front and eject it in back, creating thrust. With a dry weight of 1,200kg, speeds of up to 45 knots in smooth water and a range of 700 miles, the 30-ft. boat is the lightest and strongest in its class.
At £300,000 it’s also a pretty good deal considering what that gets you. The C-12’s open aft deck houses two Steyr MO236 diesel engines and twin water jets. An open transom gives directly on the water, producing a beach-deck effect. Hand-stitched leather details and sculpted cockpit mountings add a bespoke touch. The bows contain a small cabin with a double berth, lavatory, galley and wine rack. Carrington plans to build only four examples per year, and will also offer a 44-ft. version down the line.