Innovative yacht in Mercedes-Benz Style with revolutionary decking

17 mei 2016

Silver Arrows Marine and Mercedes-Benz Style have launched the first result of their unique collaboration: the ARROW460-Granturismo, a luxury motor yacht that captures the design purity and dynamism of a Mercedes-Benz automobile. Such an innovative yacht requires a unique and revolutionary deck: Esthec®. This composite deck combines functional benefits with unlimited customisation possibilities in colour, patterns and special effects. Esthec® is thus adding a new dynamic to yacht aesthetics by releasing designers from the constraints of traditional teak.

The ARROW460-Granturismo was unveiled on the Côte d’Azur at the perfect occasion: the launch of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet, emphasizing the unique partnership between Silver Arrows Marine and Mercedes-Benz Style. With its long foredeck, a flowing, arched roofline and a slightly descending rear, the ARROW460-Granturismo clearly links with the latest generation of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars. Earlier, Mercedes-Benz Style has launched a luxury helicopter by Airbus Helicopters. Mercedes designers created the interior, which is characterized by the highest variability and exquisite materials.

Like a luxury car
Just as in a luxury car, the side windows open at the press of a button, as does the large ‘windscreen’. The glass rises up retaining UV protection while opening up the dining and lounge area to sea breezes. Other innovative features include a class-first retractable ‘terrace by the sea’ in the stern, built-in sun deck and double-console cockpit. 

The ARROW460-Granturismo (46 ft.) represents a new standard in day cruising. By blending indoor and outdoor spaces the yacht delivers the benefits of both traditional closed and open boats. Rated for up to 10 passengers, it is a very sociable yacht, while the cabin can be transformed into luxury overnight accommodation for two if required.

Limitless versatility
An innovative yacht requires the most innovative decking material. Silver Arrows Marine and Mercedes-Benz Style have chosen the smooth, seamless decking finish of Esthec® as the sustainable and lightweight flooring alternative to other materials. The material is easy to maintain and remains colourfast for years.

But for Silver Arrows Marine and Mercedes-Benz Style it is not only the functional benefits of wear- and crack-resistance and maintenance-friendly service that count. Esthec®’s unique attraction is its near limitless versatility where colour and design are concerned. The composite material of Esthec® frees the designers to create an entirely new aesthetic for luxury yachts like the ARROW460-Granturismo. Nearly all colours are available, plain or multi-coloured, patterns can be created and special effects added.

In Arrow460-Granturismo this freedom results in a look and feel that perfectly complements the yacht’s new-luxury approach. Silver Arrows Marine and Mercedes-Benz Style chose a subtle pattern, thus using the unlimited customisation possibilities of Esthec®. The 3D pattern was specially designed by one of the five design centres that Mercedes-Benz Style has worldwide. With its luxurious feel this Esthec® deck is the perfect choice for the ARROW460-Granturismo.