An irresistible lure for any affluent angler, the new Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner is the quintessential conveyance for a catch-and-release adventure. Already the fastest and most powerful sport utility vehicle (SUV) on the planet, the 600 hp Bentayga now comes in a special edition from Mulliner (the marque’s exclusive coachbuilder) with a focus on refined river forays.
Rod-and-reel regalia include a tony tackle station complete with drawers that are decked in burr-walnut veneer and that are filled with hooks, feathers, cotton, a vice, a selection of specialty tools, and four machined-aluminum reel cases. Four rods are carried in tubes lined with saddle leather (accented by linen cross-stitching) secured under the parcel shelf.
A refreshment case capped in quilted leather features a set of Mulliner fine-china table service, three metal flasks, and an individual compartment for food storage.
Other casting accoutrements include a handcrafted wooden trunk covered in saddle leather and lined with neoprene for a waterproof way to store waders and boots. The tackle kit, refreshment case, watertight trunk, and two landing nets (in leather storage bags set in carpeted side pockets) are located at the back of the Bentayga where a built-in electronic dehumidifier removes any chance of mustiness.
In addition, the Bentayga offers a bespoke amenity available for the first time, “welcome lights.” Placed under the doors, they illuminate the Bentley and Mulliner logos upon the ground, but personalized projections can be ordered.
With a 6-liter W-12 engine that allows a top speed of 187 mph, Bentley’s luxurious all-wheel-drive fish-finder will help ensure its owners are the first at their favorite spot while landing bragging rights to boot. The completely customizable fly-fishing package is available for an additional starting price of about $105,300. (bentleymotors.com)