Miami-bound: First AM37 owner takes delivery
Friday, August 11, 2017 5:50 PM
The first AM37 owner has taken delivery of his new Aston Martin powerboat which will be berthed in Miami.
Handcrafted in the UK by Quintessence Yachts, AM37 hull #1 is customised with many additional features including the AM37S propulsion package which affords a top speed in excess of 50 knots.
Taking up the option to access the ‘Q by Aston Martin’ personalisation service, the owner truly tailored his boat. Aston Martin designers helped translate preferred ma-terials, colours and textures into key elements of the powerboat. The result is a stunning Mako Blue hull and an interior swathed in Baltic Blue and Cream Truffle up-holstery with flashes of chrome. Other features include a convertible sofa, matt Lacewood table and a special version of the champagne cooler finished in Baltic Blue carbon fibre which holds two bottles of champagne and six flutes.
Taking the full range of options, including air-conditioning, the powerboat has Axius Joystick Piloting, which provides superb manoeuvrability and precise handling with an intuitive joystick. Having seen the powerboat in action on her test run, the new owner requested underwater lights in the hull, a bespoke addition that is now avail-able as an option for future clients.
Quintessence Yachts unveiled the much-anticipated prototype of the AM37 at last year’s Monaco Yacht Show. Since then, the team has gone into overdrive building bespoke AM37s for clients keen to own their very own Aston Martin for the ocean.
The powerboat is available in two versions: a ‘gran turismo’ leisure powerboat with a choice of twin 370 hp Mercury diesels or two 430 hp Mercury petrol engines, and an AM37S version with twin 520hp petrol engines by Mercury Racing.
Quintessence Yachts also started the production of a spectacular bespoke version for a discerning client who will put his boat through her paces on the Swiss lakes.
This AM37 matches the client’s new Aston Martin Vantage AMR road car with bulk-heads and cabinetry finished in Charcoal Lacquer, and grey Novasuede headlining and window bands. The contemporary configuration has additional engine room sound insulation to comply with the stringent rules which apply to powerboats used on the Swiss lakes.
All AM37s benefit from a unique sliding cockpit cover which can be remotely oper-ated with a mobile app. Navigation, control monitor and entertainment systems are integrated within a 15’ touchscreen in the dashboard, with advanced functions to control the electric anchor, retractable bimini and retractable swim platform. Each of these phenomenal day cruisers is manufactured using the latest in composite technologies and features many carbon fibre mouldings, including the deck of the boat.
Quintessence Yachts CEO Mariella Mengozzi concluded: “With so many options available to our clients we are confident that there will never be two identical AM37s. At the heart of our approach is a commitment to listen to customers and understand their needs, supporting their choices with the finest quality artistry. By fusing the maritime and automotive worlds with the universal characteristics of style and elegance, AM37 offers the perfect balance of design and engineering, performance and comfort, luxury and functionality.”