Mercedes-Benz speedboat: Arrow 460GT hits the water

The long-awaited Mercedes-Benz speedboat has undergone sea trials ahead of its official unveiling later this spring

Mercedez Benz speedboat - Arrow 460GTThe Silver Arrows Marine project to build a Mercedes-Benz speedboat is nearly complete, after the long awaited model took to the water for the first time.

As the picture above shows, the sleek 46ft (14m) vessel is nearly ready for delivery, four years after prelimary sea trials confirmed the existence of a Mercedes-Benz powerboat project.

To ensure exclusivity just ten will be built in the initial production run with only one boat available per country.

The Arrow 460GT will come with twin 480hp Yanmar 6LY3A engines for a predicted top speed of 40 knots.

Other key features on the Mercedes-Benz speedboat include joystick controls for ease of mooring, a 910-litre fuel capacity and an RCD rating of B for 10.

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Ron Gibbs, chairman of Silver Arrows Marine, said: “Almost everything about the Arrow 460GT is unique, from its concept to the smallest bespoke detail.

“It is a motor yacht combining the best marine engineering with the inspired innovations and elegance that the world associates with Mercedes-Benz,” he adds.

The Arrow 460GT was first unveiled as part of the Cote D’Azur press launch of the new Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet, but the company is arranging sea trials for later in spring, when we plan to do a full test.

Silver Arrows Marine is based in Monaco, but the Arrow 460GT was built in Switzerland by Decision SA. To see more pictures of the Mercedes-Benz speedboat, click on the gallery below: