Silver Arrow of the Seas – 960 HP Mercedes-Benz yacht sails on the French Riviera

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This is the USO. Unidentified sailing object. The paparazzi have already caught it sailing on the French Riviera, before Mercedes-Benz disclosed the secret: this is the Arrow460-Granturismo, the 960 HP yacht on its maiden voyage.

The Arrow460-Grandturismo designed by Mercedes-Benz Style has embarked on first ever sea voyage off the Cote d’Azur, right outside the Nice bay. Tourists put on binoculars and the paparazzi got their lens out to snap a shot of the yacht floating on the Mediterranean. If you feel that the looks and proportions of the luxury boat are slightly familiar, then you are right.

In a dynamic and sophisticated way, the muscular, extended hull accentuates the sensual purity of the design. With its long foredeck, a flowing, arched roofline and a slightly descending rear, the 14-meter long yacht has classic automobile proportions. The luminous transmittance of the windows can be controlled electronically, following the Mercedes-Benz Magic Sky technology. The silver-shimmering glazing blends apparently seamlessly into the overall profile, as on the Mercedes-Benz concept vehicles F015 and Concept IAA.

Arrow460-Granturismo French RivieraHighlighting the Mercedes-Benz design idiom of sensual purity, the 960-horsepower Silver Arrow of the Seas looking like a high-class sedan, brings the avant-garde technology out at sea.

“In developing the new motor yacht, we have transferred our expertise to the marine industry, creating something never seen before in the process. The ‘Silver Arrow of the Seas’ stands for modern luxury, avant-garde style and comfortable elegance. “, said Gorden Wagener, Vice President Design Daimler AG. “The Arrow460–Granturismo is sure to cause a stir on the seas and at marinas throughout the world in the coming years.”

The luxury motor yacht can accommodate up to 10 persons, offering the comfort of land-home, with extendable beds, a bathroom unit, a dressing room, a wine-cellar and a ice-making machine.

The wide side windows are retractable and the windscreen can be lifted, offering the open-air sailing pleasure just like the Mercedes-Benz offer the pleasure of the open-air driving.

(Photo source: Daily Mail.)

The yacht is thought to hit the $1.7 million price tag. Only 10 of such Edition 1 boats will be manufactured and the sales strategy is planning to allow just one per country. The reservations have already started on the first-come, first-served basis.

Technical data of the Arrow460-Granturismo
Total length
14.14 metres
Hull length
13.85 metres
0.93 metres
Maximum boat width
3.97 metres
Maximum displacement
13.58 tonnes
Fuel tank capacity
1200 litres
Water tank capacity
500 litres
Drive system
2 Yanmar 6LY3-ETP diesel engines, each rated at 353 kW (480 hp)
Cruising speed
28 to 30 knots (in calm seas)
Top speed
40+ knots (with light load)
Design category
Class B