In 2016, British car manufacturer Aston Martin surprised the world with a new product, a motorboat. It was a strong example of industry blurring slash branding, but the result was impressive: the Dutch, Amstelveen yacht designer Mulder Design was awarded the honorable assignment five years ago to capture Aston Martin’s philosophy in a flashy speedboat.
In 2017, the two-seater, built by the Dutch Quintessence Yachts, was presented because a car manufacturer does not necessarily know ships, the two-seater: fast, impressive and made of the most beautiful materials, and with a cabin for two and a soft top.
The yacht was delivered to an American who undoubtedly enjoyed it very much, but did repaint the ‘Mako Blue’ hull in the color ‘Stone White’. It seems (fortunately) to be the only adjustment; in the back are still two Mercury engines that deliver 520 horsepower each.
De AM37 heeft een sterke, stijve en duurzame romp van lichtgewicht, hightech composieten en structurele carboncomponenten zoals ook worden toegepast in de luchtvaart en het oceaanracerij. Een getrapte dubbele romp verkleint het natte oppervlak waardoor de weerstand 10% lager is en de boot een topsnelheid heeft van wel 45 knopen.
An Aston Martin that can sail. It almost reminds me of a James Bond movie. Were it not that Bond went out sailing with a Lotus. That Lotus is now owned by Tesla founder Elon Musk, but the sailing Aston could be yours.
In 2020, the colossus is back in the Netherlands and even for sale again. It will be offered for safekeeping (on December 23) by De Valk Yacht Brokers and BVA Auctions. The starting bid starts at €100,000 (excl. VAT). The quick decision maker can also purchase the yacht directly for the amount of €995,000 (excl. VAT). Not bad for a used second hand with 1,000 hp.
When you didn´t have the winning bid, but you would still like to have one, it still can be ordered new. Completely build to your own taste.