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Aston Martin's First Boat Channels James Bond

Quintessence Yachts AM37

Photos Credit: Quintessence Yachts

Should you drive or take the boat? Thanks to Aston Martin, you won't have to choose anymore. Famous for zippy roasters that have graced many a James Bond film, the iconic carmaker has decided to try its hand at boating. The luxury automaker teamed up with Dutch firm Quintessence Yachts and produced a first-of-its-kind boat that merges the best quality of luxury cars with that of power boats. The AM37 “captures performance, handling, comfort, and style synonymous with Aston Martin," according to a statement from the carmaker. We told you about it last year, when it was still just a concept, and it formally debuted in Milan at the Salone del Mobile 2016 this past April. It's expected to be ready for purchase at the end of 2016.

Quintessence AM37 Wheel

It’s a craft that’s been designed to the hilt. Quintessence Yachts said, “each function of the boat has a rationale behind it. Nothing is simply ‘there’.” Equipped with a touch screen, fingerprint enabled control panel that integrates navigation, control monitor, and entertainment systems, captains can also regulate the electric anchor system, electrically-powered carbon fiber bimini, and three-carbon panel sliding platform deck.  The leather and wood-clad interior is outfitted with a sofa/double bed, LED screen, toilet, galley (complete with espresso machine) and dining table. The 37-foot boat is available with three engine options: two impressive 520-horsepower Mercury gas engines, two 370-horsepower Mercury diesel engines or two 430-horsepower Mercury gas engines.

Jackie Bryant

www.jackiebryantwriting.com Jackie is the Lifestyle Editor at JustLuxe.com. Her freelance work has appeared at Afar.com, Harper's Bazaar, The Infatuation, and Locale Magazine. Her favorite vices are peaty alcohol, rich textiles, far-flung hotels, and all food from any part of the world that can be found in a dumpling-like format. She can usually be found hanging out in her current homes of San ...(Read More)

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