Boats are designed for different reasons; some prefer to live in their yachts, and others want to explore the world. For some, speed is of utmost importance and having a product that will enable them to cruise at top acceleration is a chance they cannot pass. The Cigarette Mercedes-AMG is here to give the speed lovers an opportunity to enjoy their pastime activity without compromising on the luxury that the Mercedes brand guarantees its customers.
Cigarette Racing and Mercedes-AMG have come together many times before to lend the sports luxury feel that you would only get from Mercedes-AMG cars. The two companies have had a great working relationship bringing in an American super boat maker and a German supercar maker, for twelve years. This time, they have created something breathtaking as always, the 41′ AMG Carbon Edition. It is the 11th boat the two manufacturers have built together, and it gets inspiration from one of the latest models of Mercedes-AMG.
This Cigarette Mercedes-AMG speedboat is an excellent choice when you are interested in speed. Clearly, the name says it all. It has four motors, Mercury Racing 400R outboard motors to be precise meaning it can accelerate at impressive rates. The motors lend a 1600 horsepower to the boat so you can cruise at high speed of 80 miles per hour comfortably. At such high speed, you do not want to be having many passengers on board so you can carry eight people. Alternatively, if you prefer to cruise at a lower speed, the boat has enough room to accommodate twenty people comfortably. At 80 miles per hour, the boat can go right through different weather conditions. Even if there was a storm the previous night and you still feel like going for a cruise, the speedboat would plow through the rough waters, and you will feel like you are floating.
The boat gets the design from the AMG logo which is evident from the bold graphic design cues that give it a feeling of comfort yet with a hint of aggressive sportiness. The speedboat’s hull has a shade of graphite grey that is exclusive only to the boat’s Four-Door Coupe. Its construction also had to be carefully designed to facilitate such high speed. For this reason, they used carbon fiber for the rudder, deck, hardtop and roof lining. Further, the carbon fiber allows it to have some structural rigidity without being too heavy.
Although they confess carbon fiber is a tricky material to work with, the president of Cigarette acknowledges that the boats are built so that anyone can run them without feeling like they are losing control or having a rough landing. As for interiors, every part has been elegantly designed to bring an air of class and sophistication to the Cigarette Mercedes-AMG speedboat. You would almost think you are in a luxurious Mercedes sedan when you see the LCD screens, ambient lighting and speaker grilles that are well decorated to keep your boat appealing.
Heat can be a nuisance at times and “Cigarette Cool” has ensured you do not have to suffer under its extremities with the innovation it extends to the upholstery on the seats. The seat’s fabric will reflect up to 30% of the heat it absorbs thereby ensuring that your seated passengers will not have their bodies burnt. Moreover, with such a cool fabric, the boat, therefore, does not have to use white; instead, it applies a deep shade of red specific to the Mercedes-AMG brand.
The red and black exterior of the speedboat matches the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S, from where it also borrows the design. Its cockpit has a custom-stitching on the seats along with black accents across its topside and in the day cabin as well.
The making of the speedboat is a well thought-out process that takes almost a year for them to complete. Before debuting the boat in Miami laying up the hull starts eight months before while the painting process takes over two months. Hand-stitching the upholstery takes more than a month. Moreover for them to conclude on which design to go with, the two manufacturers have 16 concepts which they keep changing before they can get to something they are both happy to build.
The collaboration is revered by other manufacturers who try it but fail which makes Cigarette and Mercedes–AMG unique. The two manufacturers feel so happy with the product that they are already thinking about what to build for next year.