Bentley’s bespoke coachbuilding division - Mulliner - has created the ultimate angling accessory.
The Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner is a tailor-made installation which houses all the equipment required for a successful day by the river. Four rods are stored in special tubes trimmed in ‘Saddle’ leather with cross-stitching and located on the underside of the parcel shelf. A pair of landing nets in matching leather bags are stored in a bespoke, carpet-trimmed hard pocket built into the side of the boot.
Three individual, leather-trimmed units - a master tackle station; a refreshment case; and waterproof wader-stowage trunk - are at the heart of the installation.
The master tackle station and refreshment case sit on a sliding tray that allows for easy access. Inside a special Burr Walnut veneered drawer contains a fly-tying vice and tools, as well as a selection of cotton, hooks and feathers. Beneath this are four machined, solid aluminium reel cases trimmed in leather. The interior of the refreshment case is also trimmed in ‘Linen’ leather, and contains up to three metal flasks and a set of Mulliner fine-china tableware, as well as a separate food storage compartment. With a quilted leather finish on top, it can also be removed entirely and used as additional seating.
Waders and boots are stowed in a hand-crafted and leather-wrapped wood trunk, lined with hard-wearing neoprene material to keep the items in a waterproof environment after use. All three units can be removed from the Bentayga’s boot whenever maximum luggage space is required.
A waterproof boot-floor and rear-sill-protection covers are integrated into the rear as is an electronic dehumidifier unit to ensure the area remains fresh and dry.
For the first time with Bentayga, Mulliner ‘Welcome Lights’ are also featured. These are built into the underside of the doors and project the Bentley and Mulliner logos on to the ground when the doors are opened. In addition as a bespoke option, any personal logo or graphic can be individually specified on order.
Bentley says the Bentayga offers the widest range of on- and off-road drive settings of any vehicle. Up to eight modes are available, allowing drivers, at the turn of a dial, to select the perfect dynamic set-up for any surface or road condition. This versatility is complemented by Bentley Dynamic Ride (electrically activated 48V active roll control) and Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS). A Driver Information Panel displays information on pitch, roll, wheel articulation, steering angle, compass bearing and altitude.
As with all Bentleys, the Bentayga comes with multi-mode air suspension with four different modes to choose from: High 2, High 1, Normal and Low. High 2, for example, can be manually selected when tackling more severe off-road surfaces. Customers can also lower the rear suspension via a switch in the boot, to ease loading and trailer hitching or to reach for a new tackle.
Prices for the new Bentley Bentayga start at £160,200 OTR.