Posted on 13 Oct
Mercedes-Benz may have a stellar reputation on the open road, but the ocean has largely remained uncharted territory for the German automaker. That is until this year, when the company unveiled the first edition of its highly anticipated luxury yacht, bringing all the comfort and elegance of its world-class sedans to the high seas.
Developed in partnership with Silver Arrows Marine, the Arrow460 Granturismo can accommodate up to 10 passengers and measures in at 46 feet long. Boasting classic automobile proportions and a sleek gunmetal gray exterior, the vessel was inspired by the Mercedes Silver Arrow racing cars of the 1930s—hence its nickname, “Silver Arrow of the Seas.” The 960 horsepower yacht runs on twin Yanmar engines and can reach a top speed of 40 knots—but rest assured this bad boy doesn’t sacrifice style for speed. As elegant as an S-Class and then some, the yacht comes fully equipped with all the bells and whistles one might expect from the luxury brand: nubuk leather and eucalyptus wood paneling, extendable tables and beds, air conditioning, electronically-controlled polarized windows, chilled wine storage, an ice machine, and a state-of-the-art sound system.
As suitable for day trips as it is overnight stays, the yacht features retractable side windows and windscreens so passengers can enjoy 360-degree views without sacrificing their perfect coifs. Pricing begins at a cool $1.7 million with deliveries expected in the latter half of 2017, but if you want to make waves with this ride you’d better act fast. The company is only building 10 first-edition models, with plans to sell just one in each country.
For more information, visit the company’s website.