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150401 Racy motor yacht ‘ŠKODA VisionSea’ – ŠKODA takes to the water

150401 Racy motor yacht 'ŠKODA VisionSea' - ŠKODA takes to the water

ŠKODA Media Services:
http://media.skoda-auto.com, media@skoda-auto.cz
ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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Racy motor yacht ‘ŠKODA VisionSea’
ŠKODA takes to the water

› Premiere: ŠKODA presents their first motor yacht
› Wow-factor: ‘ŠKODA VisionSea’ sets the pulse racing
› Spectacular design; Elements from the ‘ŠKODA VisionC’ coupé study
› Simply Clever: Foldable water-ski hooks, lifejacket holders and more
› Powerful and efficient: First ŠKODA hybrid engine
› Growth Strategy: ŠKODA enters new, dynamic business sector

Mladá Boleslav, 01 April 2015 – Under their growth strategy, the Czech car
manufacturer, ŠKODA, has entered a new business sector. With the ‘ŠKODA
VisionSea’, the brand presents their first thoroughbred motor yacht. The
spectacular water sport racer designed in Mladá Boleslav is sure to make the
hearts of recreational boating fans beat faster!

The ‘ŠKODA VisionSea’ is taking ŠKODA’s passion to the water. The ŠKODA design team
has created a razor-sharp, 10-metre-long water bullet, setting new standards in the
speedboat segment with its expressively dynamic form, precision and appearance. The
green-lacquered yacht has borrowed several design elements from the ‘ŠKODA VisionC’
coupé study, such as the line of the cabin windows rising gently towards the rear. The
exciting light and shadow contrasts from the side view draws together the razor-sharp
waistline. All the surfaces culminate in three-dimensional sculptures, giving the boat its
independent and powerful character. The striking tapered bow is somewhat reminiscent
of a shark. The inward embossing in the stern also sets accents particularly pleasing on
the eye. The first media reports have been extremely positive, calling the innovation a
‘radical interpretation of the ŠKODA VisionC study’.

The characteristics that have made ŠKODA cars so popular have also been incorporated
into their most recent business venture – the power yacht combines high functionality
with an array of ‘Simply Clever’ solutions. The ‘ŠKODA VisionSea’ offers the most
legroom in its class and storage options en masse. The lifejackets are stored in practical
lifejacket holders under the seats. Standard on-board equipment includes, among other
things, a height-adjustable leather steering wheel, two stainless steel bottle holders for
1.5-litre bottles, and an extra storage pocket for your tablet device. The pivotal water-ski
hooks are also outrageously practical. From the bridge, the hooks can be released,
extended and retracted again at the touch of a button. This means that nothing will slide
around come high speeds or waves – and to make doubly sure, you will also have special
cargo elements and anti-slip mats at your disposal. The specially designed sun visor
coupled with an anti-dust chamois ensures that you will always have a clear view.

The Czech manufacturer has left nothing to be desired from the engines, propelling the
‘ŠKODA VisionSea’ to the top of its class. The sporty motor yacht is equipped with the

ŠKODA Media Services:
http://media.skoda-auto.com, media@skoda-auto.cz
ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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latest engine technology on board, and is ŠKODA’s first model an ultra-modern hybrid
drive. Ensuring your unlimited sailing pleasure, the 132 kW / 180 hp turbo petrol direct
injection and an e-motor with an output of 198 kW / 270 hp. These two engines set the
standard in terms of weight, smooth operation and acceleration and form both a
sustainable and dynamic drive unit along with the 6-speed dual-clutch transmission
(DSG) specially developed for hybrid models. The ‘ŠKODA VisionSea’ can sail up to 50
nautical miles on the electric motor alone, and the total distance the innovative water
sports racer can travel is around 980 nautical miles on both engines combined.

For more information:
Bernd Abel, David Haidinger,
Head of Product Communications Product Communications
T +420 326 811 731 T +420 326 811 737
bernd.abel@skoda-auto.cz david.haidinger@skoda-auto.cz

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ŠKODA VisionSea
The ‘ŠKODA VisionSea’ is taking ŠKODA’s passion to
the water.

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› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
› currently has seven passenger car models: Citigo, Fabia, Roomster/Praktik, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and
› in 2014 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide for the first time in a single year.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 25,900 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.

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