Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
4 minute read
25 May 2020
10:43 am

A Germanic way of yachting, Audi-style

Jaco Van Der Merwe

Like any respectable form of watercraft in my personal opinion should be, the A7's exterior is largely devoid of chrome.

Having been privileged enough to wander around Monaco's scenic Port Hercules, admiring the guilty maritime pleasures of the super rich, I've resounded to the fact that those memories in my dusty photo albums are the closest I'll ever come to owning a real yacht. Almost two decades later however, my fixation with shiny white elongated vessels flared up when I read a line in the press release announcing the arrival of the new Audi A7 Sportback. ''As with the previous model, the rear end is tapered like that of a yacht.'' I wasn't prepared to be overly mesmerised by a...