Mercedes-Benz Style and Silver Arrows Marine presented the motor yacht Arrow 460-Granturismo at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016 (28th September – 1st October).
The yacht measures 14 meters (46 feet) in length and has 2 Yanmar diesel engines with a total of 960 horsepower (706 kW). That's good enough for a top speed of 40 knots (74 km/h, 46 mph), although the recommended cruising speed is 28 - 30 knots (52-56 km/h, 32-35 mph) in calm waters.
It is effectively a crossover, combining characteristics of a day boat and a cabin cruiser which can accommodate up to 10 guests into a versatile and functional interior. The generous side windows can be opened and the windscreen lifted to give the occupants a sense of open space while comfortably seated within, while the tables and seats can be folded open or closed as needed. This floating Mercedes-Benz’s also sails with a luxurious bathroom unit, dressing room, air conditioning system, high-quality audio system, along with a wine-cellar and an ice-making machine.
On the outside, the boat has been designed to reference traditional automotive design, so there's a feature line running along the side and the tail of the boat is slightly droopy, just like the tail end of the current E-Class, S-Class and C-Class. The designers have also worked hard to make sure the practical details like handrails are seamlessly integrated into the shape. Of course the luxury comes with a price: the Mercedes-Benz-boot will cost at least 1.25 million € (approximately $1.68 million). The first copies are delivered in the second half of the year 2017 to the customers.
“By blending the maritime and automotive world with their respective design idioms, technologies and ideas we have created a new standard for motor yachts. The “Arrow 460 -Granturismo” blends maritime engineering artistry with charismatic design and perfect elegance, familiar from the world of Mercedes-Benz,” says Ron Gibbs, Chairman of Silver Arrows Marine.