Lewis Hamilton put his driving ability to the test on the water with a Cigarette Racing speedboat, while Rosberg showed what a relaxed lifestyle cruising off the coast of Monaco looks like on the Mercedes-Benz Style luxury motor yacht.
With the motto “Speed & Style”, the two F1 drivers demonstrated that the worlds of modern luxury and racing performance blend perfectly under the Mercedes-Star – both on water and on land:
Hamilton showed the world of performance with the Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder AMG Monaco Concept, inspired by the current Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 racecar, which he also brought to the event. Meanwhile, Rosberg showed the world of modern luxury with the S-Class Cabriolet and the Mercedes-Benz Style luxury yacht, Arrow460-Granturismo.
The high-performance boat, Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder AMG Monaco Concept (above), is equipped with the most powerful series-production twin engines in the Cigarette portfolio. Two Mercury Racing V8 racing engines, each with 1550bhp, take the 15m long and 2.4m wide powerboat to an estimated top speed of more than 228km/h. The characteristic design and the thoroughbred motorsport technology are inspired by the performance brand Mercedes-AMG and the current Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 car. The boat is made with a new type of layup process, which has been specially developed for racing and reduces weight, but also ensures better handling under high loads.
Mercedes-Benz designers were responsible for the exterior design featuring black and silver tones contrasted by sporty turquoise green highlights, as well as for the interior design inspired by the classic Cigarette Racing cockpit. Furthermore, the user interface offers state-of-the-art technologies such as computer-based control, four high-resolution displays, Garmin navigation and a Pure audio system. The price of this unique boat is approximately US$1.6 million if purchased in Monaco.
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing have been working in partnership since 2007. Both share racing roots and the uncompromising passion for performance plus the aim to always deliver optimum achievements.
The luxury Arrow460-Granturismo motor yacht (above) was designed by Mercedes-Benz Style and developed together with Silver Arrow Marine. With this model, Mercedes-Benz is developing a completely new boat concept.
The 14m long 960bhp “Silver Arrow of the Seas” combines the performance of the famous Mercedes-Benz sports cars with unique innovations from the boat industry. The yacht has classic automobile proportions that bring the hallmark Mercedes design idiom of sensual purity onto the water in a highly emotional and dynamic form. The yacht also combines the advantages of an open boat with those of a hull cabin cruiser in unique fashion.
Its crossover design offers the ultimate in variability, resulting in a boat that is equally suitable for day trips and overnight stays on board. The yacht offers room for up to 10 people and is available in the fully equipped Edition 1 at a price of 2.5 million euros.