The famous auto company Mercedes-Benz needs no introduction as their reputation truly precedes them. Mercedes-Benz is renowned for precision engineering, innovative design and for over 125 years they have continued to craft some of the most aesthetically pleasing vehicles available.
Mercedes-Benz caused much excitement in nautical circles when they recently announced their ambitious plans to translate their many skills into a state-of-the-art luxury seafaring yacht.
Drawing inspiration from the styling of the iconic Silver Arrow racing cars of the 1930’s and sports cars of the 1950’s; Mercedes-Benz has engaged the services of Silver Arrows Marine, a UK-based boat-building company, to bring their vision into reality.
Mercedes-Benz, in conjunction with Silver Arrows Marine, have together created a 14 metre luxury yacht called the ‘Granturismo in its finest form’. As always, luxury, style and pleasure are the key design elements that maintain consistency with the essence of Mercedes unique DNA.
This stunning Silver Arrow of the Seas is mostly suited for day voyages although Mercedes states that the yacht is capable of spending the night upon the ocean, allowing guests to soak up the opulence and kind of quality experience only a powerhouse like Mercedes Benz is capable of delivering.
The interior is well-appointed with the Dutch decking innovator Esthec bringing its expertise to the decks of the yacht. Esthec is an industry leader in the manufacturing of decking materials with over 40 years of experience and have a well-earned reputation as one of the best in the business.
Purpose designed for super yachts, Esthec decking ticks all the right boxes for a number of reasons. It is durable, yet lightweight at only 4.8 kg per square metre. Reducing overall weight on a superyacht means cruising speeds are increased while less fuel is consumed, proving that style and ecological awareness need not be mutually exclusive.
Esthec decking is custom designed to fit snugly and can be manufactured to exacting specifications that make installation quick and straightforward. Esthec decking is a striking choice for Mercedes-Benz to use for their luxury craft and the custom-made deck design makes the yacht design even more striking!
The decking Esthec have provided for the Mercedes Silver Arrow yacht is durable, long lasting and requires minimal maintenance when compared to traditional decking. Another important factor is the minimal environmental impact using such decking has upon the world’s ever diminishing resources. As supplies of teak become endangered and more rare it is comforting to know that viable alternatives have been developed, perfected and proven over many decades.
What Mercedes-Benz intends to create relies heavily upon the collaboration of many industry experts and cutting edge innovators. The considerable class and prestige that Mercedes holds as one of the world’s most famous automakers gives great comfort to those who eagerly await the outcome of this ground breaking project.
A company with such standing and foresight that is willing to expand its reach into other modes of transportation in such an unabashed and spectacular manner is surely worthy of high praise and consumer confidence. Rather than resting on their laurels Mercedes-Benz is willing to take risks, think outside the square and execute their vision with style and pizzazz. The accolades of enthusiasts and industry specialists alike bode well for Mercedes-Benz and the future suddenly looks very exciting indeed.