Quintessence Yachts is the manufacturer behind the Aston Martin-branded AM37 speedboat – making its real-world debut on the water at the Monaco Yacht Show following its initial announcement from 2015.
As far as we can tell the wait was worthwhile – especially since Aston Martin in the meantime also delivered the brand new DB11 to go with the keys of the speedboat. Of the pair, one has been exquisitely finished in Diavolo Red on the outside and Cream Truffle leather on the inside, with our personal favorite being the Ocellus Teal on Ivory leather and teak decking. If you have the money, Quintessence Yachts is going to deliver the perfectly tailored AM37 because they can deliver a raft of variations. Because we’re only virtually buying one, we’re just going to throw the towel and go for the flagship specification, dubbed the AM37S, making use of gas-fueled Mercury Racing engines – each delivers 520 horsepower (388 kilowatts).
If you’re not into speed, and would love to cruise and be seen in your new acquisition, we may recommend the standard version with two, 370-hp (276-kW) diesel powerplants from Mercury. If you want some elegance and the sweet sound of gas burning, then the mid variety is for you, again with Mercury engines worth 430 hp (321 kW). At 37 feet (11.3 meters) long, the AM boat is not exactly fit for living inside, so when not in use the AM 37 has sliding carbon-fiber panels that protect the cabin from harsh weather or the curious bunch – operated from the comfort of the owner’s smartphone via a dedicated mobile app. When enjoying the watercraft, the cockpit does resemble the Aston supercars – 15-inch touchscreen digital dashboard display for all info, alogn with controls for the anchor, deploying the carbon-fiber bimini top, and extending the retractable swimming platform.