What happened when Aston Martin made a powerboat
Introducing the gorgeous Aston Martin AM37.Steve Chalmers July 21, 2015
Supercar manufacturers have been dipping their toes into the watery world of powerboats for some time now. Collaborations with boatyards go way back to the 1953 Timossi-Ferrari ‘Arno XI racing hydroplane and more recently, Mercedes-AMG has worked with Cigarette Racing to create a line of serious racing boats, sharing the philosophies of luxury and high performance.
Up until now, the Great British luxury car manufacturers have stayed firmly on dry land, however, all that has changed with the Aston Martin AM37.
Recently launched under the shadow of the Burj Khalifa, Aston Martin and Quintessence Yachts revealed the details of their superboat collaboration: the first ever boat to carry the iconic winged motif. In turn, she has been injected with the ultra sophisticated DNA of the supercar brand.
Aston’s ‘beauty, power and soul’ can be seen in the AM37’s cockpit, with the finest leather finished with high-tech carbon fibre trimming and a host of electronics. The AM37 will feature integrated navigation, control monitor and entertainment systems, advanced multimedia functions, interactive voice control and the air con, fridge and an espresso machine can be started remotely.
The first hull is expected to be ready in September, with EDGAR down for a test drive. Watch this space.