Days of Yore
Mulder, Quintessence Yachts show project
AMSTELVEEN ~ Mulder Design and Quintessence Yachts, both of the Netherlands, are collaborating with the Aston Martin carmaker to market an 11m speedboat that breathes the quality and heritage of the sports car whose roots date back to 1913. The AM37S will be revealed at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.
Since 1980, Mulder Design has worked on 500 yachts, including the Octopussy and Moonraker of James Bond movie fame. Details of their input and of the speedboat were recently revealed Dubai’s Armani Hotel. The AM37S will be powered by 2 Mercury Racing SCI 520HP engines that are good for a top speed of 52 knots. When equipped with 2 Mercury TDI 4.2 diesels of 370HP, the AM37 will reach 44 knots.
The interior features a high-definition touch screen that can be worked with buttons, remote control, or voice commands. There will be two captains’ chairs and a wrap-around bench set to accommodate 8 people. The craft’s hull will be made of composite material and carbon parts. Three sliding panels will close off the cockpit.