Could This Be The World’s Most Expensive Picnic Set?

Mon 31st May 2021

The staycation has encouraged the British public to get a little bit more inventive for their holiday escapades in 2021, but very few will go to the lengths that one Rolls-Royce customer has gone to.

Labelled the world’s most expensive car, the £20million Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, is perhaps the most uniquely bespoke vehicle of its kind, complete with a stunning rear deck which features a cocktail table, chairs, two fridges and even a parasol extending from the rear.

“At the press of a button, the deck opens in a sweeping butterfly gesture, to reveal an intricate and generous hosting suite. Its complex movement was inspired by cantilever concepts explored by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava,” says the Rolls-Royce press release.

“The chest is appointed with the perfect accoutrements for a true Rolls-Royce al fresco dining experience; one side dedicated to aperitifs, the other, cuisine, complete with cutlery engraved with the name ‘Boat Tail’, made by Christofle in Paris.


“A double refrigerator has been developed to house the clients’ favourite vintages of Armand de Brignac champagne. Elegant cradles were created to stow the specific bottle size within the refrigerator, the surrounds are highly polished and colour matched to the bottle.

One of a kind Rolls-Royce is based on the Phantom chassis, but was four years in the making and even comes with its own blue colour, based on the favorite tones of the client.

The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is the first luxury vehicle to be put together by the Coachbuld department at the company’s headquarters in Sussex.

It’s thought that the £20m price tag is double that of the previous most expensive car, the 2017 Rolls-Royce Sweptail.

“Rolls-Royce Boat Tail challenges the notion of what a motor car is and creates a new definition of what a motor car means,” said Head of Rolls-Royce Coachbuild, Alex Innes. “Boat Tail exists far beyond a mere means of transport. It is not just the method to reach a destination, but the destination itself. It is an ambition realised with a remarkable cohort of women and men who empowered the marque to create a concept of extraordinary scope.”