Land Yachts: What Are They and Why Are They Still so Popular?

Author: Jason / Date: December 29, 2022 / Tags: classic cars

Land Yachts: What Are They and Why Are They Still so Popular

( – Aside from big SUVs and pickup trucks, the modern era seems to be all about fitting more into less or going for a minimalist approach altogether. To put it in simple terms, times have changed, and cars are much smaller and more convenient than they used to be. However, while the era of overly large and luxurious cars may be long over, the popularity of these vehicles remains. Here are some of the most notable land yachts to grace the world’s roadways.

1973 Buick Riviera

One of the most illustrious cars to come from a Buick factory is the Riviera. The Third Generation of this model came with a boat-tail design, making it a true land yacht. The interior was just as beautiful as the exterior, complete with some of the best features on the market, including seats that some say were more comfortable than a high-dollar couch. 

1973 Imperial LeBaron

Imperial created what’s likely the largest land yacht to touch American roadways; the LeBaron. Coming in at over 19.5 feet long, it wasn’t just massive, it had a state-of-the-art interior complete with leather seats and wood trim. Some enthusiasts believe the Imperial LeBaron is one of the most impressive cars to come from that era. 

2021 Rolls-Royce Boat Tail

While land yachts and their oversized bodies aren’t as mainstream as they once were, there’s still a high demand for them. Evidence of that is in the fact that a luxury car manufacturer like Rolls-Royce would design and produce one, albeit not on a mass scale. The $28-million Boat Tail is the most unique land yacht to hit the road — and the most expensive. Rightfully so, given the fact it has two refrigerators, rotating cocktail tables, and a parasol that unfolds from the back. Oh, and the car’s entire floor acts as a resonance chamber for its sound system, just for good measure. With a price tag like that, it’s no surprise there are only three of them in the world. 

Unnecessarily large vehicles may not be as popular as they once were, but they still hold a special place in the hearts of many. Perhaps there’s enough love for these behemoths that one day they’ll make a significant comeback. 

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