The first boat built in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz is nearing completion, with the Silver Arrows Marine 460GT due to launch this spring
Silver Arrows Marine has revealed that its Arrow 460GT is finally nearing launch, more than three years after the Mercedez-Benz styled yacht was first sea trialled.
As the image above shows, the superstructure is complete and the first model is ready to be delivered.
This 46ft speedboat design first surfaced in 2012 but details have remained highly secretive since then and the yard is further fuelling this sense of exclusivity by insisting that it will be building only ten models in its initial production run – one per country it is available in.
Ron Gibbs, chairman of Silver Arrows Marine, said: “By ensuring that the yachts all go to different countries we can guarantee that just one individual in each country will be able to say: ‘I am the first captain of the first Silver Arrow of the seas’.”
He added that the company is already in discussions with potential owners and that reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Preview renders (below) show an extending bathing platform, open helm station and a raised saloon area, offering great views forward for passengers.
The hull has been designed with a sharp prow to make cruising a 30 knots a comfortable and efficient experience, with power coming from twin 350hp engines.
The exterior styling by Martin Francis and Tommaso Spadolini is inspired by the Mercedez Benz Silver Arrow racing cars that dominated motorsport in the 1930s.
The Arrow 460GT will be built in Switzerland by Group Carboman, who have previous in building high-speed racing yachts.
Prices and an exact launch date have not been revealed yet, but for now it is exciting enough to learn that this long-running project is finally nearing a launch.
To see more renderings of the Silver Arrow Marine Arrow 460GT, click on the slideshow below: