The unique new ARROW 460-Granturismo motor yacht from Silver Arrows Marine has been selected as one of the “Best of the Best” award-winners by the premier luxury lifestyle journal, Robb Report.
The award, cited as the world’s most influential among high net worth individuals, applauds the innovative 14m motor yacht as“actually more like a new Mercedes S-Class.”
Robb Report adds: “It offers a soft ride, roll-down side windows that turn clear or opaque, a hydraulic swim platform, and an interior by Mercedes-Benz Style that is as plush as a limousine’s.”
Silver Arrows Marine Chairman Ron Gibbs said: “We are thrilled to be selected as one of Robb Report’s Best of the Best for 2017.
“ARROW 460-Granturismo has always been a project without preconceptions with a brief to smash the mould for motor yachts inits class with a wealth of innovations and new solutions.
“We passionately believe ARROW 460-Granturismo to be the Best of the Best and it’s great to know a voice that has been championing the finest things in life for almost 30 years agrees with us.”
ARROW 460-Granturismo, which has been designed in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Style, is the first motor yacht to marry luxury automobile design, features and materials with a hull profile and power system built to encapsulate everything the word Granturismo stands for, in terms of dynamism, comfort and elegance.
An open or closed “loft living” interior, “pergola” roof system, advanced glazing, concept car-style interior design and materials,and multi-purpose functionality – from party boat for 10 people to luxury overnight accommodation for two – are just a few of the yacht’s innovative concepts.
This is the 29th edition of the Best of the Best selection which is published every June to endorse the finest luxury lifestyle products across different categories. Chosen by Robb Report’s experts and published for the world’s highest concentration of high net worth individuals, no other accolade is as influential as a Best of the Best award at the very top end of the market.
In the marine category of the 2017 awards, Robb Report commends what it calls “the brave new world of crossover yachts”that involve automakers’ own design teams working with established shipyards – exactly the approach pioneered by Silver Arrows Marine.
Robb Report says that yachts like ARROW 460-Granturismo “break boundaries when it comes to exterior design, use of exotic materials, and innovations completely new to the yachting world.”It sums up: “The brave new world of crossover yachts seems hereto stay.”
Silver Arrows Marine Chairman Ron Gibbs added: “As pioneers in this sector we wholeheartedly agree with Robb Report’s conclusions, but merely naming a boat after an iconic sports car is not enough. No other yacht in the 14m class that is now available to commission merges marine and automotive excellence as deeply and with such innovative results as ARROW 460-Granturismo.”
ARROW 460-Granturismo, the first motor yacht from Silver Arrows Marine, is now in production and available for commissions, priced from €2.5m plus taxes.