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Sep 28, 2016

UNVEILED: The 37-foot Aston Martin AM37 powerboat

September 2016

The 37-foot Aston Martin AM37 powerboat made its world debut at the Monaco Yacht Show this morning


Aston Martin powerboat revealed in Monaco
• Aston Martin AM37 powerboat unveiled at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show
• First powerboat developed by Aston Martin and Quintessence Yachts
Innovative design marries expertise from the luxury automotive and yachting world
Performance AM37S version expected to reach speeds of 50 knots
28 September 2016, Monaco: The 37-foot Aston Martin AM37 powerboat made its world debut at
the Monaco Yacht Show today, marking the luxury British brand’s entry into the nautical world. The
new day-cruiser is offered in two versions with the AM37S expected to reach speeds of 50 knots.
The AM37 is the result of two years of research and development, challenging the status quo of the
nautical world and combining the best in innovative technology and bespoke craftsmanship. The
AM37 was a true team effort, bringing in the most experienced Aston Martin designers to style and
create a truly unique product. Aston Martin’s master craftsmen who worked on cars such as One-
77, Aston Martin Vulcan and the new DB11, provided their automotive experience, which was
reinterpreted onto the boat with outstanding results.
Aston Martin’s EVP & Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman and his design team collaborated
closely with naval architect Mulder Design to ensure every element of the project was carefully
considered. Sharing creative expertise and specialist skills, Quintessence Yachts translated the
Aston Martin design language into an innovative powerboat for the yachting world.
Reichman commented: "AM37 is a pure translation of the Aston Martin DNA into an entirely new
maritime concept. The powerboat reflects our values in terms of power, beauty and soul. The most
important attribute for Aston Martin is the design language and proportion, we have transferred this
DNA into AM37. It was important to us when considering this project to make sure that the boat
design was as beautiful and timeless as our cars, the AM37 is a striking boat with fantastic proportion
and elegance."
The AM37 is a day cruiser that can be transformed into an overnight berth by transforming the table
into a comfortable bed. The cabin is well appointed with mood lighting and air-conditioning. With a
refrigerator, microwave oven and coffee machine - and a lavatory on board, absolute comfort is
guaranteed. Crafted from the finest leathers, elegantly laid out rear seating is available for up to eight
The exterior of AM37 features dynamic proportions in a design that is simple, yet immaculately
executed. The boat is set apart by the attention to detail in every element of its design. The
wraparound windscreen has been created from a single piece of sculpted glass fluidly draped over
the AM37’s foredeck. With extreme double curvature it sets a new industry standard. Sliding deck
technology allows owners to cover the cockpit of the boat completely at the touch of a button. The
three lightweight carbon panels, operated by the AM37 key, fold under the aft deck when the cockpit
is uncovered. An electro-hydraulic carbon fibre bimini top is stowed under the engine hatch when
not in use and, extending from the aft deck, a swim platform allows for easy access to the water.
At the helm, the AM37’s carbon fibre dashboard echoes styling elements from Aston Martin’s most
advanced sports cars. It includes fine leather with functional features, such as the steering wheel,
throttle handles and joystick in polished metals. The boat’s navigation, control monitor and
entertainment systems are all integrated, with advanced multimedia functions.
CEO for Quintessence Yachts, Mariella Mengozzi said: "It’s been an exciting journey and we have
relished partnering with Aston Martin on such a special project that blends craftsmanship with
futuristic technology – the perfect mix for this unique powerboat. We took on the challenge to create
a true revolution on the water and an extraordinary powerboat, and I’m delighted to present the
AM37, a new way of experiencing