Aston Martin unveiled the AM 37 Powerboat at Monaco Yacht Show yesterday, marking the British luxury brand’s entry into the nautical world. The 37 foot Powerboat is offered in two versions, the AM 37S can reach speeds of upto 50 knots.
The company says the AM 37 Powerboat is the result of two years of research and development, and has been crafted by the same men who worked on cars such as One-77, Aston Martin Vulcan and the new DB11.
Aston Martin’s EVP & Chief Creative Officer, Mark 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.”
The AM37 Powerboat is a day cruiser that can be transformed into an overnight berth by transforming the table into a comfortable bed. The cabin is appointed with mood lighting and air-conditioning. There’s a refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee machine – and a lavatory on board. The leather clad rear seating is available for up to eight people.
The company says AM 37 has been given the attention to detail in every element of its design. The wraparound windscreen has been created from a single piece of sculpted glass fluidly draped over the AM37’s foredeck. Sliding deck technology allows owners to cover the cockpit of the boat completely at the touch of a button. The three lightweight carbon panels, operated by the AM37 key, fold under the aft deck when the cockpit is uncovered. An electro-hydraulic carbon fibre bimini top is stowed under the engine hatch when not in use and, extending from the aft deck, a swim platform allows for easy access to the water. The boat’s navigation, control monitor and entertainment systems are all integrated, with advanced multimedia functions.
The 37-foot model is available in two versions – the AM 37 with an estimated top speed of 45 knots and a choice of two 370 hp Mercury diesel or two 430 hp Mercury petrol engines. And the AM 37S version with an estimated 50 knots derived from its twin 520 hp Mercury petrol engines.