• Aston Martin AM37 powerboat unveiled at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show
  • First powerboat developed by Aston Martin and Quintessence Yachts
  • Innovative design marries expertise from the luxury automotive and yachting world
  • Performance AM37S version expected to reach speeds of 50 knots

28 September 2016, Monaco: The 37-foot Aston Martin AM37 powerboat made its world debut at the Monaco Yacht Show today, marking the luxury British brand’s entry into the nautical world. The new day-cruiser is offered in two versions with the AM37S expected to reach speeds of 50 knots.

The AM37 is the result of two years of research and development, challenging the status quo of the nautical world and combining the best in innovative technology and bespoke craftsmanship.The AM37 was a true team effort, bringing in the most experienced Aston Martin designers to style and create a truly unique product. Aston Martin’s master craftsmen who worked on cars such as One-77, Aston Martin Vulcan and the new DB11, provided their automotive experience, which was reinterpreted onto the boat with outstanding results.

Aston Martin’s EVP & Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman and his design team collaborated closely with naval architect Mulder Design to ensure every element of the project was carefully considered. Sharing creative expertise and specialist skills, Quintessence Yachts engineered the Aston Martin design into an innovative powerboat for the yachting world.

Reichman commented: “AM37 is a pure translation of the Aston Martin DNA into an entirely new maritime concept. The powerboat reflects our values in terms of power, beauty and soul. The most important attribute for Aston Martin is the design language and proportion, we have transferred this DNA into AM37. It was important to us when considering this project to make sure that the boat design was as beautiful and timeless as our cars, the AM37 is a striking boat with fantastic proportion and elegance.”

The AM37 is a day cruiser that can be transformed into an overnight berth by transforming the table into a comfortable bed. The cabin is well appointed with mood lighting and air-conditioning. With a refrigerator, microwave oven and coffee machine – and a lavatory on board, absolute comfort is guaranteed. Crafted from the finest leathers, elegantly laid out rear seating is available for up to eight people.

The exterior of AM37 features dynamic proportions in a design that is simple, yet immaculately executed. The boat is set apart by the attention to detail in every element of its design. The wraparound windscreen has been created from a single piece of sculpted glass fluidly draped over the AM37’s foredeck. With extreme double curvature it sets a new industry standard. Sliding deck technology allows owners to cover the cockpit of the boat completely at the touch of a button. The three lightweight carbon panels, operated by the AM37 key, fold under the aft deck when the cockpit is uncovered. An electro-hydraulic carbon fibre bimini top is stowed under the engine hatch when not in use and, extending from the aft deck, a swim platform allows for easy access to the water.

At the helm, the AM37’s carbon fibre dashboard echoes styling elements from Aston Martin’s most advanced sports cars. It includes fine leather with functional features, such as the steering wheel, throttle handles and joystick in polished metals.  The boat’s navigation, control monitor and entertainment systems are all integrated, with advanced multimedia functions.

CEO for Quintessence Yachts, Mariella Mengozzi said: “It’s been an exciting journey and we have relished partnering with Aston Martin on such a special project that blends craftsmanship with futuristic technology – the perfect mix for this unique powerboat. We took on the challenge to create a true revolution on the water and an extraordinary powerboat, and I’m delighted to present the AM37, a new way of experiencing life at sea.”

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 hp Mercury diesel or two 430 hp Mercury petrol engines.  And the AM37S version with an estimated 50 knots derived from its twin 520 hp Mercury petrol engines.

Katia Bassi, VP of AML & Managing Director of AM Brands commented, “We are so proud to present the AM37, an exclusive powerboat for the yachting world. With this project Aston Martin, the icon of style and technological innovation, confirms its place as a top luxury brand. The Aston Martin Art of Living is a way of life that captures the very essence of the Aston Martin brand, and AM37 is a fine example of this philosophy.”



AM37 Specification

Length: 11.10m
Waterline length: 9.53 m
Beam: 3.68 m
Draft: 0.65 m
Height above wl.: 1.96 m
Displacement: 6.7 Tonnes
Fuel capacity: 800 litres
Fresh water capacity: 100 litres
Black water capacity: 100 litres
Certification: CE Category B


  • Epoxy and Corecell composite sandwich construction throughout. Hull in multi axial E-glass with carbon reinforcement.
  • Decks, bimini and sliding covers in full carbon composite construction.
AM37S AM37 AM37
Propulsion 2 x Mercury Racing 520 2 x Mercury 430 2 x Mercury 370
Stern Drive Bravo 3 XR Bravo 3 XR Bravo 3 XR
Fuel Petrol Petrol Diesel
Power HP/(Kw) 520 (388) 430 (321) 370 (272)
Engine Type V8 V8 V8
Displacement L 8.6 8.2 4.2
Max RPM 4800-5200 4600-5000 4200
Performance in knots
@ 6.7 Tonnes
+50 45 42
Cruising Speed 32 32 32
  • First powerboat developed by Aston Martin and Quintessence Yachts
  • AM37 to be showcased at the Milan Design Week ahead of launch in late 2016

12 April 2016, Gaydon: Aston Martin and Quintessence Yachts are today celebrating the upcoming launch of the new AM37 powerboat by showcasing its innovative design during the prestigious Milan Design Week,Salone del Mobile.

Now in its 55th year, Salone del Mobile is a city-wide design festival, welcoming over 400,000 guests from the international creative community, looking for the latest trends. The exhibition that will be held at Larusmiani Concept Boutique on Via Monte Napoleone from 12 to 18 April will focus on the unique design elements of the AM37. At an exclusive evening event on 13 April, Quintessence Yachts will hold the worldwide preview of the AM37, a powerboat created to capture the performance, handling, comfort and style synonymous with Aston Martin.

The AM37 is the result of years of research and development, challenging the status quo of the nautical world. Fusing the maritime and automotive worlds with the universal characteristics of style and elegance, the core of the AM37 offers the perfect balance of design and engineering, performance and comfort, luxury and functionality.

Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman said: “It is true that a beautiful, simple shape is critical to a product’s success but it must also have drama, which is provided by surface language, proportions, and through the choice of exciting materials. The most important attribute for Aston Martin is the language of design and we have transferred this language into AM37. The new powerboat represents the ideal combination of luxurious and technical materials, generating a powerful yet understated finished product.”

Quintessence Yachts Chief Executive Officer, Mariella Mengozzi commented: “At Quintessence Yachts we translate design in functionality and technology to enhance the customer experience. We’re proud to present elements of the AM37 at Milan Design Week, a boat that represents an entirely new concept for the yachting world.”

AM Brands Managing Director, Katia Bassi concluded: “The Salone del Mobile is the perfect setting to showcase the design of the AM37, another exceptional project from Aston Martin’s Art of Living portfolio. We are excited to share the fine details and design of the powerboat ahead of its launch later this year.”

The AM37

The result of years of research and development into how the status quo of the maritime world could be challenged, the AM37 is an entirely new category of powerboat. It is not a boat that looks like a car, nor a car that floats like a boat.

Based upon a concept of creating elegant, fast boats with an exclusive design and a sporty character, the 37-foot model will be presented in two different versions.

The AM37 S is a true powerboat, fitted with twin 520 hp Mercury petrol engines with for a maximum speed of up to 52 knots. The AM37 S represents the ultimate sports driving experience on the water to enjoy in every occasion, from a runabout to a superior commuter.

The AM37, ‘gran turismo’ leisure powerboat with a maximum speed of around 44 knots, and premium-class quality and refinement.You have a choice between 2 x 370 hp Mercury diesels or 2 x 430 hp Mercury petrol engines.

Every part of the AM37 has been refined and optimised. Each function of the boat has a rationale behind it… Nothing is simply ‘there’. The sophisticated structural composition of the AM37 will meet your need for speed.

The deep V hull is further complemented by different steps in the hull, reducing surface contact with the water. The 10% lower resistance has been achieved without sacrificing comfort at lower speeds, and also resulted in a nice smooth run. The hull itself is made of high-tech composite with epoxy resin and carbon structural parts. Used in aircraft and aerospace applications as well as offshore racing boats, epoxy resin ensures strength, stiffness, durability and light weight.

The production process for the AM37 deploys state-of-the-art vacuum infusion technology and post curing.
Other features that exude comfort and convenience onboard the AM37 include:

+ Electric anchor system
+ Electrically powered carbon fibre bimini
+ Innovative sliding deck
+ Swimming platform

The AM37 powerboats combine the highest degree of technology and innovation in a unique manner that is sure to delight those who seek the best sports car features in a luxury powerboat. The very definition of understated elegance, the AM37 reflects the Aston Martin DNA in every way possible. The design revolves around more than style alone. A holistic approach to weight distribution and balance combine with the high-tech composite materials used in the construction of the stepped hull to provide the type of comfort Aston Martin car owners expect. This is backed up by superior engineering to ensure easy handling and the smoothest steering.

Quintessence Yachts gave Mulder Design the naval architecture brief based upon its ability to provide the framework of the design to Aston Martin and then ensure that style changes made in the UK complemented the hull’s performance. The process has involved a constant exchange of ideas for the design of each and every item, with the full commitment of the Aston Martin team providing input and feedback on components and features of both the interior and exterior.

The iconic allure of Aston Martin is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to this historic luxury brand.

The blueprint for all Aston Martins remains constant, characterful and exciting sports cars built to the highest standards. All are imbued with ‘Power, Beauty and Soul’, combining pure performance and true sporting ability with passion, refinement, luxury and exceptional beauty.

Thanks to the extensive contribution of the Aston Martin designers, the AM37 combines the highest degree of technology and innovation in a genuinely unique manner. The boats are a pioneering delineation into the yachting environment of Aston Martin style in its purest sense.

Mulder Design is an independent company founded in 1979 and based in the Netherlands. It specialises in the design, naval architecture and engineering of custom and semi-custom superyachts. Over 600 of this family-run firm’s designs have been built over the decades, including the famous high-speed yachts Octopussy, Moonraker and The World Is Not Enough. The name of Mulder Design has become synonymous with fast, high quality superyachts. Its involvement covers the entire process, from the first preliminary designs to the final sea trials and hand-over by the yard. For the AM project, Quintessence Yachts asked Mulder Design to provide naval architecture services and draw the framework of the design. The company has also worked closely with the Aston Martin design team to make sure that all style changes made in the UK complement the hull’s performance.

The extraordinary experience provided by the AM37 is enhanced by its phenomenal range of onboard technologies: remote controlled devices by which you can start the air conditioning, the fridge and the coffee machine while still at home or while driving to the marina.

Navigation, control monitor and entertainment systems are all integrated, with advanced multimedia functions and interactive voice control. The user interface of the multimedia and entertainment system is installed in the 15′ HD touchscreen of the dashboard, which the guests can also use. Owners will have their own cluster with a dedicated display for monitoring engine status and navigation. And AM37 owners also benefit from the very latest options with regards to fingerprint recognition

Other exclusive delights that await AM37 owners include
+ Bespoke lighting system by Rogier van der Heide
+ Electrically powered carbon fibre bimini
+ Swimming platform
+ Electric anchor system
+ And much more beside

Luxurious and fast in the best tradition of British sports cars, the AM37 powerboats combine the sense of excitement you feel behind the wheel of an Aston Martin with the classy environment of a one-of-a-kind powerboat. The unique combination of advanced materials, ingenious design and high-tech components in the new AM37 is going to offer an exhilarating experience on the water for lovers of both speed and comfort.
In addition to the highly sophisticated construction – about which you can read more here – the performance of the AM37 is assured by some seriously smart engineering. The lightweight, low resistance hull will perform at its best with the engines which have been carefully selected by our production team.

The AM37 will also be fitted with Bravo Three XR sterndrives. A counter-rotating dual propeller arrangement adds to the power and acceleration while also enhancing efficiency at lower speeds. You also have the option to add Axius Joystick Piloting, ensuring fantastic manoeuvrability and adding to the overall sense of cool. Another possibility is to install a bow Jet Thruster system from Holland Marine Parts, a silent solution with no cavitation and no vulnerable propeller. All these design features and equipment assets come together to create a totally new category of powerboat that translates the traditions of the automotive experience into a water environment in a way you have never experienced before.

You can personalise your AM37 powerboat in many ways, choosing from a wide range of colours for paints, leather and stitches. The variety of choices available directly from Quintessence Yachts will excite and inspire in equal measure

There are various other options which you can have installed onboard your AM37 as you create a powerboat that entirely reflects your wishes.

+ air conditioning
+ generator
+ underwater lights
+ cocktail bar
+ sun beds

About Quintessence Yachts
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Quintessence Yachts has a passion for innovation and exploring new concepts in the classic yachting world. Its core mission is to offer unique maritime experiences centered around style, performance, and design. Quintessence Yachts is proud member of the Hiswa Holland Yachting Group and of the British Marine Federation, as well as partner of the prestigious Gstaad Yacht Club.

About Aston Martin

Founded in 1913, Aston Martin is an iconic sports car marque of unrivalled heritage that has now entered its second century. With fresh investment, a new Chief Executive Officer and the strongest model line-up in the company’s history the British luxury brand is looking to an exciting future. The company boasts state-of-the-art headquarters in Gaydon, UK, combining cutting-edge technology with hand-craftsmanship and traditional techniques.  Each car is the essence of Power, Beauty and Soul.

About Aston Martin Art of Living

Aston Martin is a British luxury brand with more than a century of success behind it. Now, with its Art of Living programme the brand is translating its legendary quality into a new generation of carefully crafted commercial partnerships, ensuring that traditional licensing and merchandising are the very best reflections of its high luxury values. The Art of Living initiative includes a growing portfolio of luxury lifestyle goods and services made and delivered with the same care and quality that would be expected of an Aston Martin.

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