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Mercedes-Benz Arrow460 Granturismo is 46 feet of floating excess

Mercedes-Benz Arrow460 Grantur...
Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with Silver Arrows Marine to create an exclusive yacht
Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with Silver Arrows Marine to create an exclusive yacht
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Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with Silver Arrows Marine to create an exclusive yacht
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Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with Silver Arrows Marine to create an exclusive yacht
The boat has over 900 hp, and can cruise at 30 knots
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The boat has over 900 hp, and can cruise at 30 knots
Mercedes wants the boat to live as a part of its Style lineup
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Mercedes wants the boat to live as a part of its Style lineup
The original sketches of the boat, launched in 2012
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The original sketches of the boat, launched in 2012
The boat draws on automotive design for inspiration
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The boat draws on automotive design for inspiration
The boat's cabin is fitted out with a wine cellar and ice machine
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The boat's cabin is fitted out with a wine cellar and ice machine
The cabin is finished using high quality materials
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The cabin is finished using high quality materials
The cabin can be opened up for the wind in your hair, or kept enclosed for a bit of privacy
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The cabin can be opened up for the wind in your hair, or kept enclosed for a bit of privacy
The windows use the same technology as the windows on Mercedes' recent concept cars
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The windows use the same technology as the windows on Mercedes' recent concept cars
The Arrow460 has a top speed of 40 knots
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The Arrow460 has a top speed of 40 knots
The boat's interior is trimmed in high quality wood and leather
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The boat's interior is trimmed in high quality wood and leather
Only a rich few will get to see the interior of the boat, but those who do are treated a wine cellar and ice machine
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Only a rich few will get to see the interior of the boat, but those who do are treated a wine cellar and ice machine
The cabin is designed to be a comfy open cabin cruiser and able to sleep people
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The cabin is designed to be a comfy open cabin cruiser and able to sleep people
The roof and windows of the cabin can be opened to give a wide view of the world
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The roof and windows of the cabin can be opened to give a wide view of the world
The tables and bed can be extended to make more space for passengers
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The tables and bed can be extended to make more space for passengers
The detailing on the boat is all immaculately wrought
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The detailing on the boat is all immaculately wrought
Even the handrails are beautifully designed and integrated
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Even the handrails are beautifully designed and integrated
Mercedes says the boat draws on automotive design cues
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Mercedes says the boat draws on automotive design cues
The captain has access to over 700 kW worth of thrust from two engines
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The captain has access to over 700 kW worth of thrust from two engines
Even the mooring points have been designed and stylised
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Even the mooring points have been designed and stylised
On something this expensive, even the hinges and doors need to be well designed
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On something this expensive, even the hinges and doors need to be well designed
Mercedes says the Arrow460 combines the best of both worlds
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Mercedes says the Arrow460 combines the best of both worlds
Mercedes style arm doesn't often release things, but when it does they're expensive and beautifully designed
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Mercedes style arm doesn't often release things, but when it does they're expensive and beautifully designed

For all intents and purposes, the Mercedes S-Class Convertible is the perfect car for a seaside cruise. It's beautiful, powerful, and the cabin has been specially designed so your fancy haircut isn't ruined by pesky buffeting. Problem is, it doesn't float, so cashed up car buyers with a nautical bent can't enjoy S-Class level opulence once they arrive at the marina.

To rectify this glaring problem, Mercedes-Benz Style has teamed up with Silver Arrows Marine to create the Arrow460-Granturismo. Teased way back in 2012, the Granturismo hit the waters of Cote d'Azur for the first time on April 18 this year.

Measuring up at 14 meters (46 ft) long, the Arrow460 is loaded to the gunwhales with equipment to make sure your on water experience is just as luxurious as the hotel room you stayed in the night before. Mercedes says the boat combines the best of open-top cruisers with the privacy of a cabin-cruiser, with the large windscreen and windows over the cabin able to be raised and lowered to give you the feeling of being outside without all that pesky wind or spray from the ocean.

Mercedes style arm doesn't often release things, but when it does they're expensive and beautifully designed
Mercedes style arm doesn't often release things, but when it does they're expensive and beautifully designed

As you'd expect on any regular Mercedes, air-conditioning and a high-quality stereo are standard. But unlike most other vehicles with a three-pointed star on the hood, the boat is also kitted out with extendable tables and beds, as well as a luxurious bathroom unit and separate dressing room.

There's a wine cellar and ice machine to help share all of this luxury with 10 people and the interior has been fitted out in the same fashion you'd expect of a high-end ballroom or art display. Fine grain eucalyptus wood is used as a floor covering, and the walls are also trimmed in flowing wood to create a unique ambience. This feeling is elevated with the addition of a "luminous transmittance control system," which allows light through but doesn't ruin the profile in a similar fashion to the windows on the F015 and Concept IAA.

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.

The roof and windows of the cabin can be opened to give a wide view of the world
The roof and windows of the cabin can be opened to give a wide view of the world

Power comes from two Yanmar 6LY3-ETP diesel engines, which combine for a total 706 kW (960 hp). 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. You should be able to cover some serious ground at that cruising speed, too, because the fuel tank will hold 1,200 liters (317 US gal) of fuel.

If you like what you see, you'll have to prove you have the means to buy it. Mercedes hasn't released pricing details about the Arrow460 ... but if you have to ask, you probably can't afford it.

Source: Daimler

2 comments
Asyms
My only comment is that MB went with Yanmar engines...hmmmm!!
unklmurray
While you are right I can't afford it but it would still be nice to know how much it costs because just because I can't buy one doesn't mean I can't steal one.... The laws concerning stolen Yachts,just a misdemeanor,pay a fine and steal a different one to leave in!!........LOL :-)