Aston Martin announced today that it will be launching its first powerboat in September in partnership with Quintessence Yachts
Layout and features
Below decks, the AM37 will get a compact heads, galley and a convertible u-shaped saloon that can turn into a double berth, a spokesperson for Mulder Design told MBY.
Quintessence Yachts will be building the AM37 in Southampton, under the supervision of production director Ben Collett, whose previous credits include Discovery Yachts.
Aston Martin is arguably best known for providing cars for some of the most popular James Bond movies, and although the AM37 will not be ready in time to feature in Spectre, Aston Martin refused to rule out a future marine appearance in a 007 adventure.
The company also confirmed that the Blue Coast Yachts catamaran by Coste Design and Aston Martin is still in progress and stressed this is a completely separate project.
Who are Quintessence?
The name Quintessence Yachts is unlikely to ring any bells, as the AM37 is this fledgling company’s first build.
However, the list of names involved adds serious weight to this project, with Feadship director Henk de Vries chairing the firm’s Supervisory Board.