Aston Martin and Quintessence Yachts hosted the worldwide preview of the AM37, during Milan Design Week.
Aston Martin AM37 powerboat is the result of years of research and development by both companies, and aims to “fuse” together the “maritime and automotive worlds”. After last year’s preview, it’s now time for the real unveiling.
Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman said, “It is true that a beautiful, simple shape is critical to a product’s success but it must also have drama, which is provided by surface language, proportions, and through the choice of exciting materials.”
“The most important attribute for Aston Martin is the language of design and we have transferred this language into AM37. The new powerboat represents the ideal combination of luxurious and technical materials, generating a powerful yet understated finished product,” he states.
Aston Martin AM37: one model, two versions
Customers can choose between two 37 foot models. The AM37 has a maximum speed of around 44 knots, with a choice of either two 370 hp Mercury diesels or two 430 hp Mercury petrol engines.
The AM37 S is described as “the ultimate sports driving experience”. It is fitted with twin 520 hp Mercury petrol engines for a maximum speed of up to 52 knots.
One of the peculiar features of the Aston Martin AM37 powerboat is its unique sliding deck. This allows owners to completely cover the cockpit of the boat, protecting it from the elements and uninvited guests.
The deck consists of three carbon panels which can be operated by the electronic command of the Aston Martin AM37 key, folding under the aft deck to uncover the cockpit. Once the cockpit is open, the aft deck slides back to facilitate access to the dock and allow those onboard to get into the water and open the swimming ladder. The deck can also be raised to give access to the engine room, storage compartments and bimini top.
The Aston Martin AM37 also boasts interesting onboard technologies: the air conditioning, fridge and espresso machine can be started on remote while still at home or driving to the marina. It also features integrated navigation, control monitor and entertainment systems, with advanced multimedia functions and interactive voice control. The user interface of the multimedia and entertainment system is installed in the 15-inch HD touchscreen on the dashboard, which guests can also use. Owners will have their own dedicated display for monitoring engine status and navigation.
Aston Martin AM37 will mount Mercury Bravo Three XR sterndrives and electric anchoring. Added options include Axius Joystick Piloting or the installation of a bow Jet Thruster system from Holland Marine Parts.
Speaking ahead of the unveiling at Milan Design Week, Quintessence Yachts Chief Executive Officer Mariella Mengozzi commented: “At Quintessence Yachts we translate design in functionality and technology to enhance the customer experience. We’re proud to present elements of the AM37 at Milan Design Week, a boat that represents an entirely new concept for the yachting world.”