[dropcap size=big]C[/dropcap]reated in partnership with Quintessence Yachts and naval architect Mulder Design, the James Bond-style vessel aims to bring a ‘sports car experience to the water’.
Measuring 37 feet in length and with a composite hull made of epoxy resin and carbon fibre, the AM37 will feature interactive voice control, HD touchscreen navigation and a multimedia system.
The cabin will be finished in hand-stitched leather and polished wood.[caption id="attachment_338" align="aligncenter" width="3840"] Quintessence Yachts/Aston Martin[/caption]
Marek Reichman, design Director at Aston Martin, told MBY: “There is something missing in the world of yachts, which is that emotional connection to a depth of heritage outside of where boats are currently.
“The automotive industry has influenced yachts, but also vice versa. They are both dynamic sculptures – you are effectively translating tarmac for waves.”[caption id="attachment_339" align="aligncenter" width="6944"] Quintessence Yachts/Aston Martin[/caption]
The vessel will be available in two versions: the classic “gran turismo” leisure craft, capable of reaching 44 knots (50mph); and the AM37 S for serious speeds of up to 60 knots (70mph).
The power boat will be going into production later this year in Southampton, although it’s price has not yet been revealed.
A working prototype will debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.[caption id="attachment_340" align="aligncenter" width="5333"] Quintessence Yachts/Aston Martin[/caption]