The Aston Martin of powerboats has arrived

Introducing… Aston Martin’s newest addition

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So you thought Aston Martin’s iconic sportscars were high speed? It seems the infamous brand that credits itself with having power, beauty and soul and being an iconic mark of unrivalled heritage now has something extra to offer. Not only is Aston Martin in the news for threatening to rival Tesla with its ultra luxury electric vehicles (www.cnbc.com/2016/10/05/aston-martin-ceo-forget-tesla-well-lead-with-ultra-luxury-electric-vehicles.html), but now it’s really upping the ante. Why? Because the newest addition to the British brand’s family has still got a motor – and a big one at that – but this new challenger really does walk on water: it’s a speedboat. Not just any old speedboat either, but a powerboat.AM 37

Recently revealed at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show, the 30-foot long Aston Martin AM37 powerboat is expected to reach speeds of 50 knots and marks the luxury British brand’s entry into the nautical world. It’s a day cruiser, which comes in two different versions and is the result of two years’ worth of research and development, said to combine innovative technology and bespoke craftsmanship thanks to the collaboration between Aston Martin’s design language and the creative expertise of Quintessence yachts. But they all say that don’t they? Let’s not take any(body’s) words for it: have a look at the images instead and make up your own mind. We certainly wouldn’t mind a test drive…AM 37

More detail?
The AM37 can be transformed into an overnight berth by switching the table into a  bed – apparently comfier than it sounds! The cabin has mood lighting and air-conditioning and there’s also a toilet, refrigerator, microwave oven and coffee machine along with eight seats covered with fine leathers. The wraparound windscreen has been created from a single piece of sculpted glass fluidly draped over the boat’s foredeck and you can cover the cockpit of the boat completely at the touch of a button. Also: the carbon fibre dashboard echoes styling elements from Aston Martin’s most advanced sports cars, as do the steering wheel, throttle handles and joystick, each made with polished metals.  The boat’s navigation, control monitor and entertainment systems are all integrated, with advanced multimedia functions.

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