September 2016 Quintessence Yachts launched the prototype AM37 powerboat, one of the most innovative luxury yachts on the market today and a true reflection of Aston Martin’s DNA in terms of its beauty, power and soul.
The AM37 – which can carry up to eight people – is the ultimate day cruiser, designed and crafted with meticulous attention to detail, superior levels of workmanship and an incredible degree of sophistication. The boats are built at the UK premises of Quintessence Yachts to an extremely high standard.
The sliding deck benefits from unique technology, which allows owners to completely cover and uncover the cockpit of the boat at the touch of a button. The wraparound windscreen is made from a single piece of sculpted glass fluidly draped over the AM37’s foredeck. With its extreme double curvature, the windscreen sets a new industry standard.
An electro-hydraulic carbon fiber top is stowed above the engine hatch when not in use and a swim platform extending from the aft deck allows for easy access to the water. At the helm, the AM37’s carbon fiber dashboard echoes styling elements from Aston Martin’s most advanced sports cars. It includes the finest leather with functional features, such as the steering wheel, throttle handles and joystick in polished metal.
In addition to being a stunning day cruiser, the AM37 can also be used overnight by converting the table into a comfortable double bed. The cabin is well appointed with mood lighting and air-conditioning. A refrigerator, microwave oven, espresso machine and on board lavatory mean that absolute comfort is assured. The materials used such as leather, metal, glass and wood are all authentic and exquisitely finished.
The 37-foot model is available in two versions – the AM37 with an estimated top speed of 45 knots and a choice of two 370 horsepower Mercury diesel or two 430 horsepower Mercury petrol engines, and the AM37S version with an estimated 50 knots derived from its twin 520 horsepower Mercury petrol engines.
The Aston Martin AM37 offers a pure translation of the brand’s DNA into an entirely new maritime concept, combining innovative technology and bespoke craftsmanship with a perfect balance of design and engineering, performance and comfort, luxury and functionality.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Quintessence Yachts was founded with the mission to offer highly exclusive maritime experiences in terms of style, performance and design. The goal is to provide the best solutions with excellent materials and advanced technologies.
To enhance the British DNA of the AM37, the very first Aston Martin powerboat, the company opened a shipyard facility in the UK near Southampton. The company proudly employs a multi-cultural management team with extensive experience within the luxury, yachting and automotive industries.