Aston Martin Makes a Splash With Its New Powerboat
October 15, 2016
Luxury car maker Aston Martin has entered the nautical world, unveiling a 37-foot powerboat. The innovative Aston Martin AM37 has been developed in partnership with Quintessence Yachts, headquartered in the Netherlands.
The day-cruiser is offered in two versions with the AM37S expected to reach speeds of 50 knots.
The AM37 is the result of two years of research and development “challenging the status quo of the nautical world”, combining the best in innovative technology and bespoke craftsmanship.
Aston Martin’s Marek Reichman and his design team collaborated closely with naval architect Mulder Design to ensure every element of the project was carefully considered. Sharing creative expertise and specialist skills, Quintessence Yachts engineered the Aston Martin design into the powerboat.
“AM37 is a pure translation of the Aston Martin DNA into an entirely new maritime concept,” said Reichman.
“The powerboat reflects our values in terms of power, beauty and soul. The most important attribute for Aston Martin is the design language and proportion, we have transferred this DNA into AM37.
“It was important to us when considering this project to make sure that the boat design was as beautiful and timeless as our cars, the AM37 is a striking boat with fantastic proportion and elegance.”
The AM37 is a day cruiser that can be switched into an overnight berth by transforming the table into a comfortable bed. The cabin is well appointed with mood lighting and air-conditioning.
With a refrigerator, microwave oven and coffee machine – and a lavatory on board, comfort is guaranteed. Crafted from the finest leathers, elegantly laid out rear seating is available for up to eight people.
It is available in two versions – the AM37 with an estimated top speed of 45 knots and a choice of two 370hp Mercury diesel or two 430hp Mercury petrol engines, plus the AM37S version with an estimated 50 knots derived from its twin 520hp Mercury petrol engines.
Aston Martin says the exterior of the boat features “dynamic proportions in a design that is simple, yet immaculately executed”. For instance, the wraparound windscreen has been created from a single piece of sculpted glass fluidly draped over the AM37’s foredeck and its curvature sets a new industry standard.
Sliding deck technology allows owners to cover the cockpit of the boat completely at the touch of a button.
At the helm, the AM37’s carbon fibre dashboard echoes styling elements from Aston Martin’s most advanced sports cars. It includes fine leather with functional features, such as the steering wheel, throttle handles and joystick in polished metals.
“It’s been an exciting journey and we have relished partnering with Aston Martin on such a special project that blends craftsmanship with futuristic technology – the perfect mix for this unique powerboat,” said CEO for Quintessence Yachts, Mariella Mengozzi.
“We took on the challenge to create a true revolution on the water and an extraordinary powerboat, and I’m delighted to present the AM37, a new way of experiencing life at sea.”
Written by Luxuria Lifestyle UK’s Gareth Herincx