Aston Martin released images of the AM37 speedboat in 2015 and now this streamlined water-based machine has been turned into a reality with the help of Quintessence Yachts and the first of its kind went on display, very fittingly, in Monaco.
Lexus built the one-off Sport Yatch Concept earlier this year powered by twin 5.0-litre Lexus V8 engines that produce roughly 660kW of power – that outdoes Aston Martin’s offering.
Although the AM37 can be built to a variety of specifications depending on buyer’s desires, the top-of-the-range model, powered by a pair of gas-fueled Mercury Racing engines produces 388kW.
In the middle of the range, the Quintessence Yachts installs two, 321kW petrol-powered Mercury engines. The standard setup packs two, 276-kW diesel powerplants also from Mercury.
When not in service the AM37, which measuring 37 feet (11.3 meters), can be transformed like the Batmobile by a mobile app. Using this app the owner can deploy sliding carbon-fiber panels that protect the cabin from the elements.
The cockpit comes with a 15-inch touchscreen digital dashboard display with navigation and the entertainment system information displayed. Drivers can also toggle controls for to activate the anchor, deploy the carbon-fiber bimini top, and extending the retractable swimming platform.
Below the deck, there’s a small cabin for relaxation with a couch that converts into a double bed, a bathroom with a shower, and a tiny galley kitchen. A 48-inch TV can display the navigation screen below deck, 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.
Source: Aston Martin