Top 5 Car/Boat Collaborations
There’s much to be gained from a high-end car manufacturer colluding with a specialist shipyard. From technical development to social media frenzy, all the major wet and dry brands are teaming up to create some of the fastest and most luxurious craft on the water.
Car manufacturers have been working with shipyards ever since the Cantiere Timossi boatyard, based on the shore of Lake Como, asked Ferrari for a V12 engine back in 1953. Since then, a number of big automobile marques have dipped their respective toes in the water, however, it’s only recently that the major luxury and sports car brands have got involved. Here’s five of the fastest and most luxurious to have hit the ocean in recent years.
Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder GT S/ Mercedes-Benz AMG
It may seem a little strange for Cigarette Racing and Mercedes-Benz AMG to collaborate on a boat. One is known for building ridiculous multi-engined offshore powerboats with the subtlety of being slapped in the face with a 16lb sledgehammer. The other, a textbook German outfit renowned for creating technologically advanced driving machines that despite their huge performance, are relatively subtle in their execution. Strange indeed, but it’s that clash of cultures that make the likes of the AMG Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder GT S so intriguing. [To be continued...]
Top 5 Car/Yacht Collaborations
When high-performance carmakers Mercedes-Benz AMG, teams up with Cigarette Racingthe offshore performance powerboat legends the result is Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder GT S/ Mercedes-Benz AMG. And what a collaboration it turns out to be
Twin 1550hp V8s, easily push this craft to 135mph a speed that feels a lot faster on water. Littered with AMG GT S styling cues and her distinctive Solarbeam Yellow metallic paint, the yacht boats diamond stitched seats and a carbon fibre dashboard, make this fantastic speed boat a most eye catching watercraft.
When Aston Martin chose to go afloat it chose the Dutch boat builder Quintessence Yachts to give its AM37 powerboat the quintessential James Bond feel. Infusing a 37-foot craft with Aston Martin DNA was a team effort and this saw top designers and craftsmen worked together to create a luxury day boat with a true grand touring motoring heritage. Twin V8 engines, enable this beauty to top out at 50-knots and it does so with great style. From its sports car treatment of the curved windshield to the carbon fibre dashboard is more James Bond than James Huntand leather steering wheel and polished throttles simple beg the question: Has it got an ejector seat? [To be continued...]