Mercedes-AMG Speedboat unveiled in Miami
Stronger and lighter, the eleventh boat from Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing sets new benchmarks through extensive use of carbon-fibre.
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing have presented the “41’ AMG Carbon Edition” at the Miami International Boat Show.
As the eleventh boat jointly developed in this longstanding partnership, this special edition sets new standards in terms of performance, handling and versatility.
Its systematic lightweight construction and design are inspired by the current Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S four-door Coupe.
Robust, lightweight carbon-fibre components are installed in the 41’ AMG Carbon Edition which creates an optimized center of gravity for ideal handling.
To achieve dynamic performance coupled with versatility, the Cigarette Racing team engineers followed a single design aim in their development work: weight reduction.
Compared to the GT R Performance boat of 2017, the engineers were able to reduce weight by approximately 500 lb thanks to an optimized mixture of lightweight materials which includes carbon-fibre.
The hull of the 41-foot long vessel uses innovative sandwich construction with carbon-fiber structural laminates on both sides of a lightweight core. This allows a more rigid structure of considerably reduced weight.
Furthermore, the deck, rudder, roof lining and hardtop of the 41’ AMG Carbon Edition are also made of carbon-fibre. This lightweight construction also ensured it was possible to lower the boat’s center of gravity, improving the handling during high-speed maneuvers.
High performance on water
Four Mercury Racing 400R outboard engines power the 41’ AMG Carbon Edition.
Together they generate 1,600 hp, giving the boat a top speed of 83 mph.
It allows larger passenger groups to be accommodated in luxurious surroundings.
For example, the 41’ AMG Carbon Edition is able to carry eight passengers at maximum speed or up to 20 passengers at cruising speed.
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