The Aston Martin AM37S prototype will be unveiled to the world at the Monaco Yacht Show later this month. The powerboat is a collaboration between the legendary car manufacturer and Quintessence Yachts.
The date of the eagerly awaited unveiling of the new AM37S from Aston Martin and Quintessence Yachts has been announced.
The prototype of the sportier version of the AM37 will have its world preview at the Monaco Yacht Show, which runs from 28 September to 1 October, 2016.
Details of the AM37s are being kept a closely guarded secret.
So far, the only revelations have been that the powerboat will be “the ultimate sports driving experience” and fitted with twin 520 hp Mercury petrol engines for a maximum speed of up to 52 knots.
See pictures of the AM37 below
But, to keep the anticipation going for fans, Quintessence Yachts has revealed the colour of the new prototype – ocellus teal – maritime.
It has also announced that owners of the 37-foot AM37 have the benefit of being able to select from the Aston Martin colour palette when choosing the colour for their boat.
This vast choice of colours allows each AM37 to be personalised to its owner’s personal requirements.
Quintessence Yachts said it expects that some clients will enjoy having a matching Aston Martin car and boat.
“While many boat manufacturers have produced painted metallic finished yachts in the past, these have typically been from a standard and rather limited set of paint colours,” explained the sales director for Quintessence Yachts, James Hall.
“Having the ability to select from the Aston Martin range allows AM37 owners to create a genuinely unique vessel which stands out from the crowd and is exceptionally personal,” he added.
Quintessence Yachts said that although the colours will be the same, the makeup of the paint will be to marine specifications.
It added that the “stylish and sleek” paint, ocellus teal – maritime, merges paint technology and the latest trends to create an eye-catching and subtle visual effect.
This will emphasise the design, lines and shapes of the first AM37.
Aston Martin and Quintessence Yachts will hold the worldwide preview of the AM37 on 13 April.
The powerboat is the result of years of research and development by both companies, and aims to “fuse” together the “maritime and automotive worlds”.
Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman said, “It is true that a beautiful, simple shape is critical to a product’s success but it must also have drama, which is provided by surface language, proportions, and through the choice of exciting materials.”
“The most important attribute for Aston Martin is the language of design and we have transferred this language into AM37. The new powerboat represents the ideal combination of luxurious and technical materials, generating a powerful yet understated finished product,” he states.
See pictures of the new AM37 below
Customers can choose between two 37 foot models. The AM37 has a maximum speed of around 44 knots, with a choice of either two 370 hp Mercury diesels or two 430 hp Mercury petrol engines.
The AM37 S is described as “the ultimate sports driving experience”. It is fitted with twin 520 hp Mercury petrol engines for a maximum speed of up to 52 knots.
One of the most striking features of the powerboat is its unique sliding deck. This allows owners to completely cover the cockpit of the boat, protecting it from the elements and uninvited guests.
The deck consists of three carbon panels which can be operated by the electronic command of the AM37 key, folding under the aft deck to uncover the cockpit. Once the cockpit is open, the aft deck slides back to facilitate access to the dock and allow those onboard to easily dive into the water and open the swimming ladder. The deck can also be raised to give access to the engine room, storage compartments and bimini top.
The AM37 also boasts the latest onboard technologies. The air conditioning, fridge and espresso machine can be started on remote while still at home or driving to the marina.
It also features integrated navigation, control monitor and entertainment systems, with advanced multimedia functions and interactive voice control. The user interface of the multimedia and entertainment system is installed in the 15-inch HD touchscreen on the dashboard, which guests can also use. Owners will have their own dedicated display for monitoring engine status and navigation.
The AM37 will also be fitted with Bravo Three XR sterndrives and electric anchoring. Added options include Axius Joystick Piloting or the installation of a bow Jet Thruster system from Holland Marine Parts.
Speaking ahead of the unveiling at Milan Design Week, Quintessence Yachts Chief Executive Officer, Mariella Mengozzi commented, “At Quintessence Yachts we translate design in functionality and technology to enhance the customer experience. We’re proud to present elements of the AM37 at Milan Design Week, a boat that represents an entirely new concept for the yachting world.”