The extravagant lives of the wealthy and renowned: placing a luxury sports car on a massive yacht.

Luxury Met Luxury as a $450,000 Maserati GranTurismo Set Sail on a Party Yacht
By: Drive News Team

If you’ve ever fantasized about adding some extra flair to your $450,000 Maserati GranTurismo by putting it on a purpose-built party yacht, your dreams may be closer to reality than you think.

Sydney’s prestigious luxury yachting company, Starship, has made this extravagant pairing possible with their two exclusive yachts, the Sydney and the Aqua. Designed to offer a unique experience on Sydney Harbour, these yachts can accommodate up to 800 guests for a party or 150 guests for a dinner.

In addition to its impressive three-meter-high glass walls and two levels of party space, Starship Aqua offers a service that sets it apart from other harbor cruises – the ability to load a car onto the ship for display.

Recently, in collaboration with The Sydney Morning Herald and Good Food, Maserati unveiled its new GranTurismo Trofeo aboard Starship Sydney during an exclusive boat party that embodied the essence of Italian audacity.

Drive was granted exclusive access behind the scenes to witness the intricate process of transferring this nearly half a million dollar car onto the multi-million dollar ship. The day began early at Sydney’s White Bay cruise terminal as the magnificent Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo arrived on the back of a crane.

While the assumption was that the car would be unloaded and then loaded onto the boat via a boat ramp, the process turned out to be more complex. The crane driver skillfully aligned the tray carrying the car with ramps on the side of the ship and lowered the car onto the ship’s platform.

With multiple variables at play, precision was crucial during this process. Stabilizing the boat in the water was essential to prevent any mishaps during loading. This operation required meticulous planning, with a Starship spokesperson emphasizing that while the physical loading of the car may only take a few minutes, the planning for such an operation is extensive.

Loading a car onto the Starship is not a novelty for the company, as they have executed similar operations multiple times. The process is highly dependent on tide conditions, with strict safety measures in place to ensure a smooth and secure transfer.

The Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo, equipped with a twin-turbo V6 engine producing 410kW/650Nm, is Maserati’s latest grand touring sports machine. With adjustable adaptive air suspension and a top speed of 320 km/h, this car represents a harmonious blend of luxury and performance.

Maserati Australia marketing director Tim Stanton highlighted the practicality of the new GranTurismo, stating that it is designed to appeal to a wide range of customers, including those looking for a versatile supercar experience.

Stanton emphasized the timeless yet modern design of the GranTurismo, predicting that it will age gracefully and remain a sought-after collectible for years to come. Priced at $450,000, the GranTurismo caters to a slightly older demographic seeking a balance of luxury, style, and everyday usability.

In addition to the GranTurismo, Maserati offers other vehicles in its lineup, such as the Grecale SUV and the MC20, catering to diverse customer preferences and age demographics.

Starship’s collaboration with Maserati to showcase the GranTurismo Trofeo aboard their luxury yachts exemplifies the opulence and extravagance that can be achieved through the fusion of high-end automotive and nautical experiences.

This exclusive event was a testament to the sophistication and allure of Italian craftsmanship, combining the precision engineering of Maserati with the elegance of Starship’s luxury vessels.

For those seeking a truly unique and memorable experience, the opportunity to set sail on a party yacht with a prestigious Maserati onboard is a match made in luxury automotive and marine heaven.

The article originally appeared on Drive, Australia’s leading automotive news platform, providing readers with the latest updates on luxury vehicles, technology, and industry innovations.

Luxury and speed met on the high seas as a Maserati GranTurismo set sail on a party yacht, creating a spectacle of Italian elegance and audacity that left attendees in awe.