Mercedes-Benz Style has revealed two premieres at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016, a ‘VIP aircraft cabin’ for short and medium-haul flights, and the beautifully designed interior of this ‘Arrow460 – Granturismo’ motor yacht.
Together with Silver Arrows Marine, Mercedes Benz Style has shown for the first time the interior of the Arrow460 – Granturismo, a motor yacht that combines the advantages of a sporty, open boat with the spacious interior and the private sphere of a luxurious trunk cabin cruiser. This makes the yacht, which offers room for up to ten passengers, suitable both for day trips as well as for multi-day excursions.
The interior is characterised by a high degree of variability. The large side windows are retractable, and the windscreen can be raised. This enables the passengers to sit comfortably in the interior with an all-round view and the feeling of sitting in the open.
Comfort comes courtesy of a luxurious bathroom and a separate multifunctional console. The yacht is also fully equipped with all relevant equipment for comfort, entertainment and leisure. Wood is used as a trim material throughout the entire interior. Through a three-dimensional application, the grain of the eucalyptus wood follows the overarching forms of the interior lining, underscoring the overall flow of the interior. For the floor covering a sustainable composite material was chosen, and the designers refined it with a flowing decor and a harmonious colour combination. The glazing is also characterised by a new type of technology. Light transmission can be controlled electronically in the same way as the Mercedes Benz Magic Sky technology; at the same time the shimmering silver glazing is seamlessly integrated in the overall silhouette.
“By blending the maritime and automotive world with their respective design idioms, technologies and ideas we have created a new standard for motor yachts. The ‘Arrow – Granturismo’ blends maritime engineering artistry with charismatic design and perfect elegance, familiar from the world of Mercedes-Benz,” said Ron Gibbs, Chairman of Silver Arrows Marine. SAM will be starting production of the yacht in the coming months. The first yachts will be delivered to customers in the second half of 2017.