engineering careers  Aston Martin ‘ships’ first AM37 yacht
engineering careers  Aston Martin ‘ships’ first AM37 yacht

The Aston Martin AM37 yacht has sailed into first owner’s hands.

The shimmering blue yacht has an extensively customized cabin and is a brilliant example of what can happen when one of the coolest brands in motoring decides to brings its engineering experience into a new field.

If you are interested in picking one up prices start at £1.25 million. However, the model above is heavily customized with a likely price tag well above that.

Two versions are available; the base model offers either a twin 370-hp (276-kW) diesel engines or a pair of 430-hp (321-kW) petrol engines for a top speed of 45 knots (52 mph, 83 km/h).

If you think you need a bit more grunt you can choose the AM37S, with twin 520-hp (388-kW) petrol engines for a 50-knot (58-mph, 93-km/h) top speed.

The boat was developed in conjunction with Quintessence Yachts and features a composite construction for light weight and smooth sailing in rough seas.

Regardless of trim or specification all the Aston Martin yachts feature a clever sliding cover for the cockpit and hide all the major controls in the single 15-inch touchscreen (you can forget switches and dials, everything from its electric anchor to the retractable swim platform can be dealt with via the display).