Aston Martin AM37: meet the powersliding powerboat

Published: 28 September 2016

 It's Aston Martin's first boat
 AM37 unveiled in Monaco
 Built with Quintessence Yachts  

The British sports car maker better known for surfing a wave of high-adrenaline torque and sultry good looks has headed to the beach and created its first speedboat.

The new Aston Martin AM37 powerboat was unveiled today at the Monaco Yacht Show, ironically on the eve of the autumn's biggest car show over in Paris

Supercar meets superboat

The new yacht is Aston's first venture into the marine world and was created in collaboration with Quintessence Yachts, an upmarket boat maker based in the Netherlands.

It's a 37-foot day cruiser capable of up to 50 knots, according to its makers. Carbonfibre is used extensively throughout the AM37 and the design team in Gaydon influenced the design of the cockpit and instruments.

The Aston Martin AM37

Aston design chief Marek Reichman said: '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.'

How fast is the Aston super-yacht?

Typically punchy performance is ensured by the choice of three engine specs, depending on your need for knots:

  • Twin 370 hp Mercury diesel engines
  • Twin 430 hp Mercury petrol engines  
  • Twin 520 hp Mercury petrol engines

Just the thing for popping out for a blast of sea air during a weekend trip to Monaco in the new DB11, we'd say...

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By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet