You know how some cars can be equipped according to the interests of their buyers? Such as track-specific equipment for some performance cars? Or off-road suspensions for go anywhere pickups? Well Bentley is offering fishing enthusiasts the opportunity to do up their Bentaygas for the fishing excursions.
Mulliner, Bentley’s bespoke division, has introduced the Bentayga Fly Fishing conversion, which fills the cargo area of the company’s first sport-utility vehicle with all the equipment required for a day at the stream.
The centrepieces of the Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner are three hand-crafted storage units trimmed in Saddle leather — a master tackle box (complete with a Burr Walnut-veneered drawer with fly-tying supplies and tools), a refreshment cooler, and a waterproof wader stowage trunk — sitting on a sliding floor panel for easy access.
The tackle box also includes machined solid aluminum, leather trimmed cases for four reels; the refreshment case is trimmed in Linen leather and includes separate compartments for food and drinks, and is fitted with three metal flasks and a set of Mulliner fine-china. Waders and boots are stowed in hand-crafted, leather-wrapped wooden trunk lined in neoprene, to ensure it’s leak-proof.
Located on the underside of the parcel shelf, four fly-fishing rods are housed in tubes trimmed in matching Saddle leather with Linen cross-stitching, while landing nets are located in leather bags in carpet-trimmed hard pockets on the sides of the cargo hold.
“The Bentayga Fly Fishing car showcases the breadth and level of detail a customer can expect from Mulliner,” said Geoff Dowding, Director of Mulliner. “This is an individual bespoke solution and our skilled craftspeople can design elegant and exquisitely executed bespoke solutions to complement any customer lifestyle or hobby. Fly fishing is a sport that requires a variety of equipment and clothing, so it was essential to package the rods, reels, waders, boots and fly-tying station into the car in a luxurious, accessible and elegant way – and the end result is truly extraordinary.”
The cargo floor is also water proof and rear sill protectors are discretely integrated to offer protection without drawing attention, an electronic dehumidifier helps keep the area dry and fresh, and all compartments and cubbies can be removed to return the Bentayga cargo area to maximum luggage-carrying volume.
The package also includes puddle lights built onto the underside of the doors; when the doors are opened, the Bentley and Mulliner logos are projected on the ground, though any logo or graphic can be individually specified as part of the Bentayga order.