Aston Martin AM37 Powerboat Makes World Debut In Monaco

The Aston Martin AM37 powerboat is celebrating its world debut at the Monaco Yacht Show, a few months after it was first previewed by a glamorous design concept.

The powerboat is the British brand’s first entrance into the nautical world and will be available in two guises, the most potent of which, dubbed the AM37S, is expected to be capable of a 50 knot (57 mph) top speed. Such speeds will be achieved courtesy of the twin 520 hp Mercury petrol engines.

The lesser AM37 version will then be available with either two 370 hp Mercury diesel or two 430 hp Mercury petrol engines, both of which will power the boat up to 45 knots (51 mph).

Dominating the AM37’s exterior design is its wraparound windscreen, created from a single piece of sculpted glass. Additionally, the powerboat incorporates sliding deck technology where the entire cockpit can be covered at the touch of a button. When in use, the three carbon fiber panels fold beneath the aft deck. Additionally, an eletro-hydraulic carbon fiber bimini top comes as standard to offer sun and weather protection when at sea.

Elsewhere, Aston Martin has outfitted the powerboat with a steering wheel, throttle handles and a joystick manufactured from polished metals. There’s also an advanced navigation and entertainment system while below deck, owners will enjoy a toilet, air conditioning, a large bed, coffee machine and a microwave oven.

Discussing the powerboat, Aston Martin chief creative officer Marek Reichman said “AM37 is a pure translation of the Aston Martin DNA into an entirely new maritime concept. The powerboat reflects our values in terms of power, beauty and soul. The most important attribute for Aston Martin is the design language and proportion, we have transferred this DNA into AM37. It was important to us when considering this project to make sure that the boat design was as beautiful and timeless as our cars, the AM37 is a striking boat with fantastic proportion and elegance.”

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  • TheHake

    WTF is up with the Mercury engines? I know they are nautical engines, but damn, couldn’t AM modify a proper AM engine for the purpose?

    • 12333444333

      It’s just AM doing some weak partnership to try to seem cutting edge. It’s really lame.

      • TheHake

        In other words “Cashing In”…

        • 12333444333

          At the expense of Brand and their true DNA and redirecting management focus… Temporary cash flow fix. Short sighted behaviour.

          • Stephen Baxter

            How silly, they must think people who buy AM’s can, or want to buy speedboats.
            It as if they think their cars are purchased emotionally, and that customer might make other emotionally compelled purchases.

    • Dennis James

      I suppose you are joking. A boat engine is different than a car engine which is different than a plane engine.

      • TheHake

        So Lamborghini is officially better than AM?

      • SteersUright

        No, its really not. It just the cooling system and a few others tweaks most often that will “marinize” almost any auto engine. There have been Ferrari, Lamborghini and other engines adapted to marine many times already. And there are a variety of planes using motorcycle and car 4 cylinders too along with automakers flirting with turbines for years.

        • Vassilis

          Isn’t the power and torque band completely different? Boat engines rev very low, don’t they?

          • SteersUright

            From what I’ve seen in general, yeah, most marine engines keep revs and hp low, with higher torque. Makes sense. But then you’ve got those little Yamaha/Kawasaki/etc marine engines doing just the opposite, going for lightweight, tiny size and high rpms (for a boat) in their boat/PWC offerings.

            Car engines are used in boats all the time though. Obviously fresh vs salt water will change what you need to modify with aggressive corrosion issues present in the latter. Run a google search like, “ferrari engine in boat” and swap out ferrari for whatever car/make. You’ll find some really cool stuff out there.

    • Stephen Baxter

      This is probably more a branding of AM, than a creation of theirs. I could be wrong though.
      It would be cooler with 2 6.0V12’s that is for sure 🙂

      • TheHake

        Would sound great too!

  • 12333444333

    Aston’s CEO needs to GO.

    • fabri99

      Aston’s GO needs to CEO.

  • Ary Wisesa

    Wow, just typical Aston Martin: luxurious interior and beautiful finishing. A true beauty. Well done Aston Martin! I wish someday I could just rent one of them. LOL.

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