Yacht Arrow460-Great tourism the charisma Mercedes

It is not uncommon for major Shipyards to turn to famous architects in the world for their innovative skills in different nautical fields to design and furnish the interior of a Yacht, while they are exceptional cases that the same Shipyards from these same architects do To draw even the outside or even the interior and exterior, however always under strict control also because then it is up to the Shipyard the task of realizing the ideas of the designer.

In the Arrow460-Great tourism case, the project is very ambitious, because out of every usual pattern, a well-known automotive brand is trying to transfer all the experience and technology matured to cars in the nautical, including shapes and proportions. We’re talking about the Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star car. This is not the first time that this company is interested in activities other than core business. In fact, through the Mercedes-Benz Style brand helicopters, eyeglasses, lamps and more, and now in collaboration with the British shipyard, Silver Arrows Marine is for the first time engaged in the construction of a yacht. So much is the wait on this project because we are talking about a famous car company that used to astonish us about the products made.

The development began in 2012 and the start of serial production is scheduled for the end of the year, and reliable rumors say price around $ 1.17 million.

The yacht is 14 meters long and 4 meters wide can carry up to 10 people was deliberately constructed with the same proportions as classic cars. The bow is very pronounced, as are the bonnets of the Mercedes cars, with a sunbathing area and anchor lock that opens and closes.

The “windshield” of the cabin along with the darkened command-controlled side windows open, allowing the sea breeze to enter but leaving the space covered by the sun’s rays. The same cabin with removable tables and beds, which occupy just as much space as the servant, can be transformed into a comfortable and luxurious nightly accommodation for two people for several day excursions


  There is no real cockpit. In an almost central area of ​​the boat, in a position that offers a good view of the pilot, we find two curious command posts equipped with ABS of the sea capable of reacting in emergency situations with performance similar to that mounted on the cars. The hull Of color ranging from blue to gray has a stern that points slightly down also for the presence of the machine room cleverly chilled. In the driving room there are two Yanmar diesel engines, each capable of delivering 480 hp to achieve a maximum speed of 40 knots. There is an abutment of the Arrow 460 Great tourism, a retractable deck for diving and comfortably returning from the sea. They could not miss all the entertainment and leisure facilities for a comfortable stay on board. The peculiarity of this boat is the way it slides and advances to the sea with its classic and elegant shapes of the Mercedes style.

About this project Ron Gibbs, Chairman of Silver Arrows Marine (SAM) said and finished:

“By mixing the maritime and automotive world with their idioms, technologies and ideas, we have created a new standard for motorboats. “ARROW460 -Great tourism ” combines maritime art with a charismatic design and perfect elegance, familiar to the Mercedes-Benz world. “

Ferrari FXX K


The car laboratory products only in small number, is set to client-test selected by the Maranello, in order to test the technological solutions applied to it during a test program by two years. The car is then only once a performance and can be used only in the event of program FXX Ferrari K. This then serves to develop and improve solutions mechanics, electronics, aerodynamic and dynamics resulting from competition supported by the team in the GT championships, Endurance and Formula 1, without the limitations imposed by approvals.

Technical data sheet
Total power max 1050 hp
Overall max torque> 900 Nm
* Thermal power engine 860 hp @ 9200 rpm
Maximum engine speed 9,250 rpm
Heat engine torque 750 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Electric motor power 140 kW (190 hp)

Combustion engine
Type V12, 65 °
Bore and stroke 94 x 75.2 mm
Total displacement 6262 cm3
Specific power 137 hp / l

Dimensions and weight
Length 4896 mm
Width 2051 mm
Height 1116 mm
Step 2650 mm
Weight distribution 41% front, 59% rear

F1 gearbox double clutch 7-speed

A front wishbone
Multilink rear

Tires (Pirelli P-Zero Slik with sensors)
Front 285/650 – R19 x10½
Rear 345/725 – R20x13

Carbon ceramic brakes (Brembo)
Front 398 x 223 x 36 mm
Rear 380 x 253 x 34 mm

Electronic controls
ESC stability control
Performance ABS / EBD braking system anti-lock performance / distributor
Electronic Brake
EF1-Trac traction control system integrated with the F1 hybrid
Third-generation E-Diff 3 electronic differential
SCM-E Frs magnetorheological suspension control
system with double solenoid (Al-Ni tube)





The car is not the best means of transport to get to the Cinque Terre.


High hills to the sea, narrow streets and a lot of corners are the main features. Parking is particularly problematic, since the five villages closed to traffic of non-residents.
Riomaggiore is 14 km from La Spezia, along the National Road 370 (SS 370). To get to the spice, you have to exit at La Spezia-Santo Stefano Magra the A12 Genoa-Livorno or A15 Parma-La Spezia. Continua a leggere “THE FAB FIVE LANDS”