Aston Martin has launched its first ever POWERBOAT, taking Bond’s favourite sports car manufacturer into the nautical world.
The new 37-foot Aston Martin AM37 was revealed at the fancy Monaco Yacht Show and has been developed by Aston Martin and Netherlands firm Quintessence Yachts.
There’s even a two-model range ready at launch: the regular AM37 and the hotter AM37S, which will reach a top speed of 50 knots.
In another first for Aston Martin, it’s also a new model that’s available with a diesel engine: the 45-knot AM37 offers a choice of either two 430hp Mercury petrol engines… or two 370hp Mercury diesels.
The performance AM37S comes with two 520hp Mercury petrol engines. All the engine choices are V8s.
Aston Martin says it’s been developing the new day cruiser for two years to “challenge the status quo of the nautical world”. Aston design chief Marek Reichman worked with naval architect Mulder Design and Quintessence Yachts translated this into reality (no, Aston Martin isn’t set to build Yachts at Gaydon).
If your trip runs on, the AM37’s table turns into a bed and, onboard, there’s air conditioning, mood lighting, kitchen area and of course a loo. The rear seating area carries up to eight people – four more than the current-roomiest Aston, the Rapide S. Arguably then, Aston’s built a people carrier.
Aston picks out some other key features of the new AM37 it’s particularly proud of:
- The wraparound windscreen has “extreme” double curvature that “sets a new industry standard”
- A carbon fibre sliding deck covers the cockpit at the touch of a button; they’re operated by the AM37 key
- The dashboard is made from carbon fibre; steering wheel, throttle handles and joystick are polished metals
- It boasts a fully-integrated navigation, control and infotainment system, with “advanced multimedia functions”
Katia Bassi, VP of AML and MD of AM Brands boldly said: “With this project Aston Martin, the icon of style and technological innovation, confirms its place as a top luxury brand.