Revolutionary 44-Foot Carbon-Fiber Speedboat Hits 110 MPH

Mayla’s latest creation, the Mayla GT, takes center stage as one of the most thrilling boats at Boot Düsseldorf, promising to blend the exhilarating performance of a speedboat with the luxurious features of a motor yacht, all neatly packaged in cutting-edge carbon fiber.

Conceived by German start-up Mayla, this 44-footer pays homage to the high-speed boats of the 1970s and ’80s, boasting an angular, retro-futuristic design reminiscent of a rocket ship. Weighing in at a mere 4.5 tons, its lightweight construction incorporates a deep-V hull with twin transversal steps and patented Petestep deflectors, enabling seamless navigation through waves. Mayla asserts that these deflectors reduce energy consumption by up to 35%, ensuring more efficient planning.

The Mayla GT offers versatility in powertrains, allowing the choice of gas, diesel, electric, or hybrid options. The top-tier GTR-R model features dual gas engines generating 3,100 hp, propelling the boat to a staggering top speed of over 100 knots (115 mph). On the eco-friendly side, the E-GT employs an electric powertrain, producing 2,200 horses for a max speed of 50 knots. 

For a hybrid approach, the E-GTR combines the electric powertrain with a 400 hp diesel engine, reaching a top speed of 60 knots (69 mph). The entry-level version spotted at Boot sported two V8s producing 650 hp and achieving a top speed of over 70 knots.

Beyond its high-speed capabilities, the GT’s multipurpose cockpit accommodates up to eight passengers, featuring a sundeck with sliding loungers, a wet bar with BBQ, and a foldaway dining table for outdoor entertaining. Towards the stern, a beach club atop an electric transom door garage adds to the vessel’s allure.

Designed for more than day trips, the GT caters to overnight stays with a below-deck cabin offering a double bed, sofa, wardrobe, vanity, and en suite. The cabin is equipped with a high-tech entertainment system, complete with TVs and premium audio.

In terms of pricing, the GT with the entry-level powertrain falls in the range of $1.74 million to $1.85 million (€1.6 million to €1.7 million), subject to the final configuration choices. Prospective buyers can schedule a sea trial with Mayla, with test drives set to commence this spring in Europe.