The 2016 Monaco Yacht Show saw today the debut of Aston Martin AM37 Powerboat, the firm’s first water-going vehicle. The AM37 comes in two normal and S models, with the latter being a real speed machine capable of reaching 50 knots. Looks like James Bond has a new toy to play with in the next movie.
Aston Martin AM37 is designed and built by the same group of people that have brought you masterpieces such as the One-77, the Vulcan and DB11, and you can tell that just looking at some of the features of the yacht, especially the carbon fiber dashboard and the leather steering wheel, throttle handles and joystick in polished metals. With seating for up to eight people, the day-cruiser comes with standard features like mood lighting and air-conditioning, a refrigerator, microwave oven and coffee machine, even a lavatory.
The technical bits of Aston Martin AM37 Powerboat are built in collaboration with Quintessence Yachts. The highlights include a wraparound windscreen created from a single piece of sculpted glass, sliding deck technology for covering the cockpit, electro-hydraulic carbon fibre bimini top, and a choice of two 370 hp Mercury diesel or two 430 hp Mercury petrol engines for the AM37 and twin 520 hp Mercury petrol engines for the AM37S.
Aston Martin’s EVP & Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman commented: “AM37 is a pure translation of the Aston Martin DNA into an entirely new maritime concept. 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.”