Aston Martin made a powerboat
While yachts may not be the first (or the second, third or fourth) thing that comes to mind when thinking about Aston Martin, the news that the famed motoring company has built a speedboat doesn't seem too farfetched.
Teaming up with Quintessence Yachts, Aston Martin has taken to the seas (read: the Monaco Yacht Show) to launch the AM37. The suitably slick-looking craft comes in two versions, the AM37 and the AM37S, which is, you guessed it, the sports version which can reach speeds of 50 knots.
Granted, the boat is not the fastest you can buy, but it does the job, and transfers all the swag that Aston Martin has on the road, to the sea. Here are our case-notes:
In case you get bored of rampaging around the coast all day, the AM37 has a front cabin, which includes a table to bed conversion. Once you’ve arisen, there is a refrigerator, microwave and coffee machine all at your disposal for breakfast, accommodating this space is a lavatory. Don’t be fooled by the one bedroom accommodation, the fine leather rear seats can take up to eight people. Speaking of fine leather, you will find it sealed across and around the steering wheel, throttle handles and joystick.
With the wrap around windscreen being made of one single piece of glass draped over the front deck and the elegant curves at the front and rear of the boat, the AM37 is immaculately chic. On top of this a swim platform extends from the aft deck to assist entering and exiting the water.
The Performance and Tech
A new power boat wouldn’t be much without some technology right? From the touch of a button the driver of the AM37 can use sliding deck technology to cover the cockpit with three lightweight carbon panels, on top of this an electro-hydraulic carbon fibre top is stowed under the engine hatch when not in use, pretty snazzy eh? The 37-foot beast is available in two versions. The first being the AM37 with a top speed of 45 knots and a choice of two 370hp Mercury diesel or 430hp Mercury petrol engines. The AM37S has a top speed of 50 knots and comes with two 520hp Mercury Petrol engines.
But that isn't even the most impressive aspect... see below: