At Salone del Mobile 2016, aka Milan Design Week, Quintessence Yachts is presenting the AM37 luxury sports yacht based on Aston Martin's supercars that is finally ready to cut a stylish swath through the ocean. The Dutch company has partnered with Aston Martin’s new consulting business to develop the yacht, which is no mere design exercise.
The AM37 is 37 feet long and will be offered with three powertrain options: a pair of 370 hp Mercury diesel engines; a pair of 430 hp Mercury gasoline engines; and, for ultimate performance, a pair of 520-hp Mercury gasoline engines. Quintessence has quoted a top speed of 52 knots (approximately 60 mph), according to Motor Authority.
The AM37 also mirrors the high-tech interior of Aston's cars. The cockpit features multiple digital screens surrounding a 15-inch touchscreen that controls key functions. A number of features can also be controlled remotely. There’s also an electronic anchor system and a swimming platform that deploys at the push of a button.
Leather and wood was used for the seating, steering wheel, decking and trim. The hull is made of high-tech composite with epoxy resin and carbon structural parts. More carbon is used for a three-piece panel that covers up the cockpit and deploys automatically as needed.
“It has been fantastic to see the designs move from concept through engineering and tooling to operating systems," Ben Collett, Quintessence's production director tells Boat International.
"The mechanical and electrical systems have been installed and we’ve been able to test run the various powered systems that represent a key feature of the boat.” Better get your order in now....