Mercedes-Benz announced totally new boat concept: Mercedes-Benz Style luxury yacht Arrow460-Granturismo, which – as anyone can see from the photos above – has similar lines with S Class Coupe model.The first example of this new yacht model is named “Mercedes”, and true to the tradition of the name it founds a completely new boat concept. The 14-metre long, 706 kW (960 hp) “Silver Arrow of the Seas” combines the performance of Mercedes-Benz sports cars with unique innovations from the boat industry. The yacht has classic automobile proportions that bring the hallmark Mercedes design idiom of sensual purity onto the water in a highly emotional and dynamic form. The yacht also combines the advantages of an open boat with those of a hull cabin cruiser in unique fashion.
The 14-metre long, 706 kW (960 hp) luxury motor yacht “Arrow460–Granturismo” can accommodate up to 10 persons. The large side windows are retractable, and the windscreen can be raised. This means that passengers can sit comfortably in the interior while enjoying an all-round view and the feeling of sitting in the open. Tables and beds are extendable, and therefore available as and when required. Superior comfort is assured by a luxurious bathroom unit and separate dressing room. As standard the yacht is equipped with every feature an owner might wish for. Apart from an air conditioning system and a high-quality audio system, it has a “wine-cellar” and an ice-making machine.
TECHNICAL DATA OF THE ARROW460-GRANTURISMO
|Total length||14.14 metres|
|Hull length||13.85 metres|
|Maximum boat width||3.97 metres|
|Maximum displacement||13.58 tonnes|
|Fuel tank capacity||1200 litres|
|Water tank capacity||500 litres|
2 Yanmar 6LY3-ETP diesel engines, each rated at 353 kW (480 hp)
|Cruising speed||28 to 30 knots (in calm seas)|
|Top speed||40+ knots (with light load)|
|Design category||Class B|
THERE ARE ALSO MERCEDES BENZ STYLE HELICOPTERS
Mercedes-Benz Style transfers the brand’s sensual-pure design and high standards of luxury, aesthetics and technological innovation to other areas of life. In 2011 the Airbus Helicopters “EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style” lifted off as the first mobility product beyond the automobile. The interior, which excels with exceptional variability and exquisite materials, was created by Mercedes designers. All the seats are mounted on rails and can be positioned in various arrangements for four to eight persons, or completely removed. The new “H145 Mercedes-Benz Style” is tailor-made for luxury-class business and private travel. To date, ten units have been delivered to customers.
At present the designers are working together with Lufthansa engineers to create a completely new and luxurious cabin concept for short and medium-range aircraft. The classic division between the ceiling, walls and floor is blurred by a dynamic, spiralling division of space. This gives rise to new, independent spatial zones without the typical arrangement of seat and wall elements. The new sense of space is additionally reinforced by Mercedes’s typically strong emphasis on contrast in terms of material, colour and lighting.