Yanmar Powers Mercedes Styled Motor Yacht
Yanmar's six-cylinder 6LY3-ETP diesel engine has been selected by Silver Arrows Marine to power its distinctive, new, 14m Arrow 460 Granturismo motor yacht, which has been styled by Mercedes-Benz. A pair of the 5.8 litre units, each developing 480hp, gives the pre-production craft a maximum speed of approximately 38 knots and 26 knots for cruising.
The design of the yacht, with its long foredeck above a planing hull with a narrowly tapered freeboard, arched roofline and gently dipping rear, deliberately evokes the feel of today's Mercedes cars. Beyond looks, an important part of the "sensual purity" of the design concept is smoothness and efficiency in operation. This is one reason why the Mercedes-Silver Arrows partnership chose Yanmar's refined and efficient engines to power the project.
After its launch on France's Côte d'Azure in April, the Mercedes is expected to be commissioned in May ahead of going into full production later this year. Looking ahead: "Building on our relationship with Yanmar, Silver Arrows Marine plans to create a new collaboration for engines that will be launched in the future ," the boat company reveals.