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Aston Martin AM37 yacht sails into first owner's hands

Aston Martin AM37 yacht sails ...
The new AM37 yacht has arrived in its first owner's hands 
The new AM37 yacht has arrived in its first owner's hands 
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The new AM37 yacht has arrived in its first owner's hands 
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The new AM37 yacht has arrived in its first owner's hands 
This particular AM37 is finished in a shade of Mako Blue 
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This particular AM37 is finished in a shade of Mako Blue 
The new AM37 yacht has made it into customer hands 
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The new AM37 yacht has made it into customer hands 
The AM37 yacht was designed in conjunction with Quintessence Yachts 
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The AM37 yacht was designed in conjunction with Quintessence Yachts 
The AM37 takes to the seas 
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The AM37 takes to the seas 
The decking on the AM37 
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The decking on the AM37 
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The first Aston Martin AM37 yacht has been delivered to its lucky owner. With a shimmering blue exterior and extensively customized cabin, it's a brilliant example of what happens when one of the coolest brands in motoring decides to indulge its nautical bent.

Luxury watercraft like the AM37 are all about personalization, so it shouldn't be surprising to hear the owner of this particular example went all out making it their own. It has been specced to match their brand-new Vantage AMR road car, which means the cabinets are all trimmed in Charcoal Lacquer wood, while the headliner of the cabin is finished in gray suede. Neither of these materials is standard-issue on the boat.

The owner worked with Q by Aston Martin to hand-pick the colors and materials used, including the Mako Blue hull and blue/cream upholstery offset with chrome streaks. The engine bay has also been treated to some extra sound deadening, to make sure the boat doesn't violate the strict rules surrounding powerboats on Swiss lakes.

This particular AM37 is finished in a shade of Mako Blue 
This particular AM37 is finished in a shade of Mako Blue 

The cabin is outfitted with a convertible sofa, a Lacewood table and a unique champagne cooler finished in blue carbon fiber. It holds two bottles of bubbly, along with six flutes. What good powerboat trip would be complete without some champagne, after all?

There are two versions of the AM37 available. The first offers twin 370-hp (276-kW) diesel engines or two 430-hp (321-kW) gasoline engines, for a top speed of 45 knots (52 mph, 83 km/h). Those in need of more grunt can choose the AM37S, with twin 520-hp (388-kW) gasoline engines for a 50-knot (58-mph, 93-km/h) top speed. Developed in conjunction with Quintessence Yachts, the boat features a composite construction for light weight and smooth sailing in rough seas.

Regardless of trim or specification, all Aston Martin yachts have a clever sliding cover for the cockpit, and all the major controls are housed in the one 15-inch touchscreen. Forget banks of switches and dials, everything from the electric anchor to the retractable swim platform are dealt with via the vertical display.

Pricing for the AM37 starts at around £1,260,720 (US$1.64 million), but this heavily customized version likely cost much more.

Source: Aston Martin

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4 comments
MichaelYoung
From these snaps, hardly a yacht - I've seen Rupert Murdoch's - more a powerboat. Don't undermine the brand.
Grumpyrelic
Yup! It is a big motorboat similar to the light weight mahogany boats built in the 1930s with V12 aero-engine power. Deep Vs require lots of power to plane and are not fuel efficient. At max HP and speed: 1040 HP burns about 70 imperial gallons/hr for 58 miles. You can build superlight hulls but gasoline is still heavy and takes up a lot of space. Impressive looking Harbour Queen? Yes. Useful offshore yacht? No.
BlueOak
That is one grand, graceful, and beautiful boat. But $1.6+ million for a 37 footer - ouch. I might demand more speed than 45-50 knots at that price.
Impressive, even with that tall gunwale, they resisted the urge to include portholes.
T N Args
Saying that such a craft 'sails' into owners hands is like saying that a car 'pedalled' into view. Best to refer to it as motoring.