This is the 41’ AMG Carbon Edition, presented by Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing at the Miami International Boat Show. It is already the eleventh jointly developed boat in the longstanding partnership.
The new creation has found inspiration in the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-door Coupe and is made of solid, lightweight carbon-fiber components. The Cigarette Racing engineers followed a single design aim in their development work: weight reduction, thus saving approximately 250 kilograms compared to the GT R Performance boat of 2017.
The hull of the 41-foot (12.5-metre) long vessel is based on an innovative sandwich construction with carbon-fiber structural laminates on both sides of a lightweight core. The deck, rudder, roof lining and hardtop of the 41’ AMG Carbon Edition are also made of carbon-fiber.
Four Mercury Racing 400R outboard engines power the 41’ AMG Carbon Edition for a total output of 1177 kW (1,600 horsepower), providing it with a top speed of 142 km/h. The boat can carry eight passengers at maximum speed or up to 20 passengers at cruising speed. Introduced last year at the Geneva Motor Show and manufactured for land in Sindelfingen, the source of inspiration, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S, is powered by a hand-built AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine developing 630 horsepower and a peak torque of 900 Nm.
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The designers of Mercedes and those of Cigarette Racing have worked together to develop a striking paint finish and graphic design for the hull. It is thus painted in designo graphite grey magno, a finish developed exclusively for the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupé.
The tailored seat upholstery is colour-coordinated with the exterior and seam patterns exclusively designed for this special edition. Additionally, the interior features innovative “Cigarette Cool” upholstery which is able to reflect up to 30 percent of the absorbed heat.
Three multifunctional 17-inch full-HD Garmin displays with touchscreens provide the relevant data such as GPS coordinates, navigation charts and engine/operating data. They are also used to control the onboard ambient lighting.