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. “