Boating is a long adored past time, and whether you are a novice eager to invest in a quality yacht your first time out, or a long-time enthusiast who is hoping to upgrade to a premium option, there are three luxurious motor yachts you must consider. Though some are still in their concept phase, the general appeal and demand for them is sure to bring all of them to market in the very near future.
Lexus Sport Yacht – As yet a concept, it was debuted in January of 2017 to instant raves. The history of this design is intriguing and began with the Toyota Marine Department invited it’s the president of the Toyota Motor Company to experience its Ponam yachts. Akio Toyoda, the president of the firm, is also the Chief Branding Officer of Lexus International and realized that the brand was missing an opportunity by not offering a stylish, high-performance yacht. This led to the development of the Lexus Sport Yacht, and eager fans of both Lexus and yachting were able to finally get a look at it in Miami Beach, FL in January.
The concept design seats from six to eight passengers and is run on twin Lexus V8s, noted for their high performance. Each generates 440hp, enabling speeds of 43 knots and offering an upper deck and lower cabin.
Quintessence Yachts Aston Martin AM37 – Described by the maker as a “unique combination of advanced materials, competition-derived design and high-tech components make driving the AM37 an exciting experience for all who are passionate about speed” it is available in two versions. The AM37 features 2 x 370hp Mercury diesels or 2 x 430hp Mercury petrol engines, while the “S” models offers twin 520hp Mercury petrol engines – either way, expect speeds of 44 knots or more.
Mercedes Silver Arrows Marine Arrow 460 Granturismo – With a name that harkens back to the 1930s, this yacht is solidly in the modern era, and some say even more futuristic than most. Taking its name from the 30s era racing cars, the company used the same luxurious design principles and “worked with Silver Arrows Marine in Monaco and naval architect Van Oossanen in the Netherlands to integrate the lines and proportions of a Mercedes S-Class Coupe into a day cruiser.” However, they packed it with modern tech and controls, used the most durable contemporary materials and successfully created a remarkably opulent yacht with a top speed of 38 knots.
Don’t let options overwhelm you, just consider these three, premium concepts as you explore your options for the very finest vessel.