Mercedes-Benz has just released images and specs of luxury yacht that they will begin manufacturing, but only 10 will ever be built. This concept was first unveiled in 2012 at the Monaco Yacht Show, but it was said to remain just that, a concept. Recently however, Mercedes invited a handful of journalists to the south of France to see the first completed model, according to Business Insider. Titled the Mercedes-Benz Arrow460-Granturismo, the yacht is stunning work of art and engineering. Of the ten that will be built, only one will be allowed in any given country.
This luxury yacht measured 14 meters long powered by two twin, 480 HP Yanmar diesel engines that can propel the boat at over 40 knots. If you are going to spend the money on a limited edition Mercedes yacht, you certainly don't want anyone else to have the same exact boat. Because of this, Mercedes has allowed endless customization of the boat's interior in order to facilitate personalization to the extreme. The nubuck leather and eucalyptus wood paneling mimic the design of the inside of many Mercedes-Benz vehicles, carrying the company's iconic style out onto the water.
The boat is designed to hold 10 people, and has plenty of interior space with glazed surround windows to accommodate even the fanciest of guests. A private dressing room, wine cellar, and a high-quality audio system are just a few of the amenities sported inside the relatively small yacht.
"In developing the new motor yacht, we have transferred our expertise to the marine industry, creating something never seen before in the process. The 'Silver Arrow of the Seas' stands for modern luxury, avant-garde style and comfortable elegance." ~ Gorden Wagener, Vice President Design Daimler AG
By now, you are probably sold on getting your hands on one of these, but you are going to need around US$1.7 million for the base model, and nobody buys a base model yacht.
Although the Silver Arrow isn't the biggest yacht out there, it might be one of the most luxurious and soon to be rarest boats on the water. So what are you waiting for? Go get your hands on a luxury Mercedes-Benz yacht and be the most luxurious person sailing the seven seas.
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Written by Trevor English