Aston Martin and Quintessence Yachts are finally done building the AM37 after endlessly teasing us with mere renderings of their speedboat. They initially made two examples of the vessel in which one is finished in Ocellus Teal exterior with Ivory cabin while the other one is in Diavlo red with a cream leather interior. The third one is said to be already under production but we are not sure when or where it will make its first voyage. Aston Martin plans to make only ten of these annually which should cost around $1.6 million apiece.
Arriving at Monte Carlo for the 4-day event are two bespoke examples of the speedboat which will be featuring a 15-inch touch screen, a foldable swim platform and touch-screen operated sliding lightweight carbon-fiber panels. While Quintessence Yachts hails from the Netherlands, the AM37 is being manufactured and produced near Southampton England to be closer to Aston Martin’s British heritage. The Monaco boat expo is currently being held and runs from September 27 to 30.
The AM37S or the top model is equipped with a pair of Mercury Racing’s 520hp gas-fueled engines (388kW) producing a combined output of 1040hp or nearly the same output as Aston Martin’s Valkyrie with 1130hp. There are two other engine options in which the mid-range model gets a pair of 430hp (321kW) gas-fueled Mercury engines while the standard vessel shall receive a pair of diesel powered 370hp (276kW) engine.
Significantly smaller than Porsche’s Dynamiq GTT 115 superyacht, the AM37 power boat only measures 11.3m long (or 37ft as the name implies). Makers of Aston Martin’s speedboat have specially designed the AM37 for short cruises that lets its owners cover the cabin for privacy or sudden rain by sliding the cabin panels using their smartphone as the controller. Despite the smaller capacity, the cabin deck features a 48-inch TC screen, a compact refrigerator, a kitchen, a bathroom and a small sofa that you can transform into a double bed.
The 37-ft. speedboat was built under a joint collaboration involving Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer (for the design) Mulder Design (for naval architecture) Quintessence Yachts (as the shipbuilder). The AM37 is designed to board a total of 8 occupants consisting of 2 crew members and 6 passengers. It is evident how Reichman took some of his inspirations from the automotive design by creating a cockpit with slightly curved glass that wraps around it. Having said that, the AM37 is not the only Aston Martin sea vessel we will likely come across the waters. The company has just announced its plans in developing Project Neptune, a state-of-the-art limited edition submersible that Aston Martin will making with Florida-based Triton Submarines.