Smooth Operator

A sleek, black speedboat fit for a tycoon.

If Batman had a speedboat, it would probably look something like Crazy Too. In actuality, the motor yacht’s owner is Egyptian businessman and billionaire Naguib Sawiris, who built it as a chase boat for his superyacht. Chase boats, often manned by their own crew, do not live on the main yacht. But this luxuriously appointed vessel would make any person feel at home, masked crusader or otherwise.

The three-cabin layout is masterfully designed by Cristiano Gatto Design. Two guest cabins open onto a salon area with an L-shaped couch and a fully equipped kitchen area complete with a 16-bottle customised wine cellar. Forward holds the luxurious full-beam ensuite master cabin.

Sawiris’ design brief was simple: “I would like a total black look.” From the outside the boat looks like a sliver of obsidian gliding across the water. The black is given some reprieve in the interior with shades of beige upholstery in natural linen, chenille and leather.

With many of the amenities of a superyacht, the boat is perfect for a weekend cruise. The internal fixtures sport a bright black mirror finish, while the bathroom showers are tiled with multi-coloured mosaic and the sinks are composed of black glass.


The custom built sound system on board Crazy Too is extraordinary. It delivers impressive power that is difficult to find on boats of this size and everything is managed by iPhone and mini iPads.

The cockpit has six Revel speakers driven by a fully scalable audio distribution system that delivers high output sound quality with 400W per channel. Below, the salon and master cabin have full surround sound, high definition cinema systems. A M7 satellite dome allows the guests to watch prime television from satellites worldwide, including the UK, Europe and Egypt.

Internet access is served by a dual connection 4G router allowing movement from one country to another without swapping SIM cards or changing the unit’s configuration.

To suit the wide cruising range and the experienced crew on board, the navigational software gives professional route planning and target tracking features typically only found on commercial vessels.

An approved daylight view panel computer guarantees the availability of essential information to the captain day and night. The high-speed radar antenna ensures targets do not pass unnoticed at high cruising speeds.