Originally designed as a concept back in 2012, Mercedes-Benz’s new Arrow 460 Granturismo Edition Yacht is now ready for the public. The vessel is nicknamed ‘Silver Arrow of the Seas’, after the manufacturer’s 1930s racing cars.
Monaco-based Silver Arrows, worked closely with Mercedes Benz Style to recreate the lines and proportions of a Mercedes S Coupe into a day boat that reaches 38 knots. The S-Class features include a long trunk in the bow, scooped areas in the hull sides, and side windows that incorporate the exact same shape as the S Coupe.
Among the many techy details are the polarized windows, electronically dimmable, turning from clear to opaque to mimic the hull color and allowing the owner to control lighting in the cabin. Silver Arrows built the 460 Granturismo – incorporating many of the same materials and components found in Mercedes cars – in Switzerland to S-Class standards and a silver exterior that, like its automotive counterpart, gleams in the sun.
Gorden Wagener, Head of Design Daimler AG, explains “in developing the new motor yacht, we have transferred our expertise to the marine industry, creating something never seen before in the process. The ‘Silver Arrow of the Seas’ stands for modern luxury, avant-garde style and comfortable elegance. The yacht embodies the Mercedes-Benz’s progressive, dynamic design philosophy of sensual purity on the water.”
The luxury interior includes a bathroom, dressing room, wine cellar, and an ice-making machine. To top it off, high-quality audio systems and air conditioning are fitted – as you would expect from a Mercedes-Benz product.