By Thea Halstead
This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.
In honor of our automobile feature in the latest issue, we take a look at some of the most exciting instances of car brands dipping their toes into the yachting world.
Bugatti and Palmer Johnson
Taking inspiration from their iconic supercar, Bugatti Chiron, these limited edition Bugatti Niniette 66 range from 50ft up to 80ft and will combine the signature engineering traits of Bugatti with innovative hull design developed by Palmer Johnson. Bugatti fans will be thrilled to hear that there will be multiple customization options for color, materials and finish.
From $4m, bugattininiette.com
Aston Martin and Quintessence Yachts
Produced in the south of the UK, the 37ft Aston Martin AM37 was launched at last year’s Monaco yacht show. Designed as a day cruiser and able to carry eight guests, this elegant and sporty yacht perfectly translates Aston Martin’s pedigree onto the water.
From $1.6m for the 2x 430 HP engine option, quintessenceyachts.com
Mercedes-Benz Style and Silver Arrows Marine Ltd
Designed by Mercedes-Benz Style, the Arrow460–Granturismo is a series of 45ft yachts, of which only 10 will be built. Benefiting from classic automobile proportions, the yacht can accommodate 10 passengers and even has a wine cellar to enjoy.
From $2.7m for the Edition 1 Spec, silverarrowsmarine.com