Aston Martin AM37 speedboat launched in Monaco

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.

Car manufacturer’s are known for straying into other realms of products and design with items such as Porsche bicycles, Honda jets and BMW bobsleds being among them.

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