If you ever dreamed about what a Mercedes-Benz boat might look like, you don’t have to wonder anymore. This week, the legendary German automaker showed the world what it had been quietly working on the past five years, and there was a collective jaw dropping amongst luxury watercraft enthusiasts everywhere. Modeled after the company’s iconic Silver Arrow car from the 1930s, the Mercedes-Benz Arrow460-Grandturismo is a 46-foot, high-performance mini-yacht with some of the sexiest and most aggressive styling we’ve ever seen — on land or sea.
With its sleek, futuristic design, the Arrow460-Grandturismo is guaranteed to be the envy of the yacht club. And with 960 horsepower, it is capable of speeds of up to 40 knots, helping it bridge the gap between yacht and ultra-performance speedboat. The company spent years pouring their advanced engineering knowledge into making sure that the Arrow460 performed less like a boat and more like a Benz, giving drivers the same trademark performances they’ve come to expect from the brand, and helping the vessel earn its nickname as the “Silver Arrow of the Seas.”
But the Arrow460’s design innovations are not strictly limited to performance. With its gentle, form-fitting lines, from the side the boat somewhat evokes the modern S-Class. Interior is sparse, but modern and luxurious, with enough room to comfortably accommodate up to 10 very lucky people. Perhaps the most impressive feature is the fact that with ease, the large side windows retract and the windscreen can be raised, so that every passenger inside the boat can comfortably sit and enjoy the surrounding views, even at high speeds.
Perhaps the most alluring feature of the Arrow460 is its shocking sticker price. This revolutionary piece of automotive history can be had for just $1.7 million. But before you pull out your black cards, we should offer one caveat. Mercedes is producing just 10 of these gorgeous beauties, and selling only one per country, making the Arrow460 one of the most exclusive pieces of machinery ever assembled. Nevertheless, as a consolation we should point out that there is one docked in Monaco and you can reserve a visit here. Everyone else? Keep dreaming….