Aston Martin AM37S Speedboat Hits The Waves In Monaco

5 years, 4 months ago - 28 September 2017, motor1
Aston Martin AM37S Speedboat Hits The Waves In Monaco
The top version has over 1,000 horsepower on tap.

After revealing renderings of the AM37 speedboat in 2015, Quintessence Yachts finally has a pair of real-world examples on the water at the Monaco Yacht Show. The company finishes one of them with a Diavolo Red exterior and Cream Truffle leather cabin. The other is Ocellus Teal with Ivory leather and teak decking at the rear.

Quintessence Yachts can build the AM37 in a variety of specifications depending on buyer's desires. The top version, which the ship builder calls the AM37S, uses a pair of gas-fueled Mercury Racing engines that each produces 520 horsepower (388 kilowatts). In the middle of the range, the firm installs two, 430-hp (321-kW) gasoline-powered Mercury engines. The standard setup packs two, 370-hp (276-kW) diesel powerplants also from Mercury.

Measuring 37 feet (11.3 meters), Aston Martin's boat isn't the type of yacht you could live on, like the Dynamiq GTT 115 with a design from Studio F. A. Porsche, which also debuts at the Monaco Yacht Show. Instead, Quintessence imagines the AM37 as a watercraft that owners would enjoy for the day, but they would likely return to dry land for the evening.

When not in service The AM37 does a transformation like the Batmobile because a mobile app lets owners deploy sliding carbon-fiber panels that protect the cabin from harsh weather or curious onlookers.

Once open, pilots nestle into an automotive-like cockpit. A 15-inch touchscreen digital dashboard display shows information for navigation and the entertainment system. Drivers can also toggle controls for things like activating the anchor, deploying the carbon-fiber bimini top, and extending the retractable swimming platform.

Below the deck, there's a small cabin for relaxation. It includes a sofa that converts into a double bed, a bathroom with a shower, and a tiny galley kitchen, including a drawer-style refrigerator. A 48-inch TV down there can display the navigation screen, too.

Quintessence Yachts has its headquarters in the Netherlands but builds the AM37 near Southampton, England. The production locations lends a connection to Aston Martin British legacy. Assembly of the third AM37 is already underway there.