The Jaguar Vector Racing team has some big plans in store for 2018. Photo courtesy Vector World
According to a press release, Jaguar Vector Racing is planning to enter a number of high-profile endurance races in 2018, including the British Powerboat Championships in the Marathon ‘A’ Class. The team also expects to challenge up to a dozen established Union Internationale Motonautique world records for both speed and endurance next year.
“The Vector team is very proud to be aligning with a great British brand like Jaguar, and to be joining such a technically pioneering partnership, which will push the boundaries of performance and technical excellence,” said Vector World CEO Mal Crease in the release, which also stated that Jaguar’s Formula E team—Panasonic Jaguar Racing—is going to collaborate with Vector on a future series of electric world record attempts.
Jaguar returned to racing in October 2016, becoming the first premium manufacturer to join the all-electric FIA Formula E street-racing series. Now the company is hoping to bring Jaguar Racing from the city streets to the water through its latest partnership.
“Jaguar is a performance brand and Vector is the epitome of power and performance on the water,” said Mark Cameron, director of Experiential Marketing for Jaguar Land Rover. “We have some very exciting plans for Jaguar Racing especially as we move toward an electric future as we continue our ‘Race to Innovate’ mission.”
Launched in 2012, Vector World achieved immediate recognition through its partnership with Martini and back-to-back wins in the infamous Cowes Torquay Cowes race in 2014 and 2015. Vector also broke new ground in 2016 with the delivery of its first high-performance surveillance USV interceptor.
Over the next two years, Vector plans to unveil further new models in its maritime security range, alongside a new 60-foot luxury performance yacht capable of speeds in excess of 55 knots and featuring electric-hybrid capability, all of which will be built in Canada and the UK.