The luxury car brands want to tie their names with the world of luxury yachting.
The luxury car brands want to tie their names with the world of luxury yachting. After car designer Henrik Fisker draw a superyacht for Benetti, now it’s time for Aston Martin to shine.
The British sports carmaker is collaborating with Quintessence Yachts to build the AM37 sportsboat. It’s an opulent wooden decked powerboat that will be right at home in Venice or Monaco. The vessel is produced by Quintessence Yachts and it fuses maritime and automotive design motifs. The interior, for example, is very car-like, down to the steering wheel.
There are a few toys, like a swimming platform and an electronic anchor system, which can be deployed via the touchscreen. Also there is air conditioning, fridge, and coffee machine. For sunny days, a hard-top can be electronically erected to protect the guests from sun burns. And an electrically powered bimini covers the insides of the boat when it’s moored up in harbor.
Bearing the name Aston Martin is quite a statement engine-wise also. The future owner can choose between propeller or jet thruster for propulsion and there are three powertrain options. The base model can be fitted with twin 370 hp diesel engines or twin 430 hp gasoline engines, while the top of the range model AM37 S is equipped with twin 520 hp gasoline engines. Top speed is 52 knots, almost 60 mph. The engines are sourced from Mercury, the boat engine specialist.