The newly-designed Silver Arrows Marine Arrow460-Granturismo motor yacht introduced recently captivates with astounding aerodynamic design and lavish detailing that is usually reserved for the finest automobiles. And this does not come as a surprise, considering none other than the team at Mercedes-Benz Style worked on its development. The 46-foot pleasure craft is the result of a four-year partnership between the Monaco-based boatbuilder and the luxury automaker’s product division.
Similar sculptural elements to the ones of high-performance vehicles are featured in the preproduction example. An extended foredeck and an arcing roofline sloping down toward the stern are among these features. The yacht is a true aquatic missile as it carries two Yanmar diesel engines for a total of 960 hp that allow for a top speed of 40 knots or a cruising speed at 26 knots. The hull design enhances handling as it is the product of Van Oossanen Naval Architects and navigation is made easy through the incorporation of a double-console cockpit equipped with Twin Disc’s Express Joystick System.
Maximizing available space (facilitated by a 13-foot beam), the layout consists of a retractable aft terrace and built-in sundeck. The interior and exterior are functionally integrated with side windows, a cabin top, and a transparent partition (that visually separates dining and lounge areas) that can be automatically raised or lowered with a single push-button. With a total capacity for 10 passengers, the cruiser can comfortably sleep an additional two persons within an air-conditioned belowdecks that has been equipped with nubuck-leather seating and eucalyptus veneers. Some of the absolute necessities include an ice-maker and chilled wine storage.
The Silver Arrows Marine Arrow460-Granturismo was first debuted on France’s Côte d’Azur at the launch of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet in April. Production of the yacht is expected to begin the before the end of the year and first models will be available at a price of about $2.8 million.