If you happened to be cruising off the Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat coast in the last few days, you may have noticed a stunning luxury vessel. Designed as a cross between a sports car and a speed boat, this is the first ever luxury motor yacht produced by Mercedes-Benz. And it’s up for sale.
If you’re planning on getting your hands on this luxury vessel, your coffers just need to cough up the princely sum of $1.7 million. And this Mercedes-Benz Arrow 460 Granturismo luxury motor yacht is all yours.
With an eye on the international yachting market, Mercedes-Benz will produce just ten Arrow 460’s during this initial stage. This will allow the company to better gauge the demand for this luxury motor yacht. According to an official announcement, no single country will be allocated more than one of these beauties. Although plans for the first Mercedes-Benz luxury motor yacht were unveiled in 2012, it will not be until spring 2016 when it will make its official debut on the international market.
The stunning exterior design of the Arrow 460 Granturismo is clearly inspired by the designs of the Mercedes-Benz racing cars from the 1930’s.
As for technical specifications, this luxury motor yacht has a top speed of 30-knots, powered by two diesel engines, each engine injecting 480hp of power.
But what is performance without luxury? In this respect, the Arrow 460 also does not disappoint: Designed to comfortably host ten guests, this luxury motor yacht comes complete with first-grade, sumptuous nubuck leather seating and exotic eucalyptus wood paneling. In addition, this luxury motor yacht has an in-built premium audio system, plus a wine cellar.
The Arrow 460 project is a collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Silver Arrows Marine, a specialist UK-based company. Speaking to the world’s media, a spokesperson for Silver Arrows Marine elaborated:
“The success of this important first step in the development process means the SAM luxury motor yacht is on its way.
“The hull has shown what it can do, now the focus can shift to the superstructure. We have a great deal still to do but I am confident the first SAM prototype is progressing well.”