The Mercedes-Benz yacht ARROW460 Granturismo is generating attention. The motor company’s motor yacht appeared at a show in Monaco in scale model form. The brand paired with UK-based Silver Arrows Marine to create the yacht concept, which is being labeled the ‘Silver Arrow of the seas’.
The Mercedes-Benz Granturismo yacht releases the traditionally compartmentalized layout in favor of an open structure. The look and feel is a luxury car capable of rocketing on water.
To explain why they are interested in the motor yacht arena, Gorden Wagener, VP of Design at Daimler AG stated the following:
“Under the label Mercedes-Benz Style we develop highly exclusive design products beyond the automobile, thereby bringing our sensual, clear and progressive design idiom into other spheres of life.”
It can be a challenge to examine a scaled model and imagine what it would truly look like on the water or road.
Its thoroughbred racing predecessors inspired the Mercedes-Benz yacht concept. In production form, this yacht will extend a full 46 feet and propel through the water using diesel engines. Before we cover the luxury perks, check out the specs:
- • 2 Yanmar 6LY3-ETP diesel engines produce 480 horses each.
- • Comfortable cruising speed of 30 knots (35 miles per hour)
- • Hull: 13.85
- • 1200 liter fuel tank
- • 500 liter water tank
This yacht is intended for comfortable day cruises and overnight stays. Some furniture slides in and out of place to allow more space, and there is a bedroom. For entertainment, there is a premium sound system and a wine ‘cellar’. For hot days, it even packs an icemaker. The company is taking orders for the Granturismo yacht, and some sources say just ten will be built.
The price tag for the Silver Arrow of the seas is a cool $1.68 million USD and the first production run will be labeled with a special ‘Edition 1’. This could hint that there will be more versions in the future. The first deliveries could begin as early as 2015, depending on buyer interest.
The Silver Arrow of the seas