Mercedes-AMG Unveil Carbon Fibre Speedboat

By Paul Joseph

Mercedes-AMG’s latest creation, crafted almost entirely out of carbon fibre, is one of its most powerful models to date

But boasting 1600 horsepower, this is no ordinary Mercedes. In fact, it’s not a car at all, it’s a boat - a 41-foot speedboat that's the result of a partnership between the German automaker’s performance car division and Miami-based Cigarette Racing.

Inspired by the new AMG GT four-door coupe, the 41′ AMG Carbon Edition racing boat features a special exterior and interior that makes extensive use of carbon fibre.

Along with being used in more noticeable areas such as the deck, rudder, hard top, and roof lining, carbon fibre also appears in the boat’s hull to add rigidity while making the watercraft as light as possible.

The boat’s interior, meanwhile, is styled to match that of the Mercedes-AMG’s finest sports cars, thanks to the use of carbon fibre and Alcantara.

Powering the new Carbon Edition are four Mercury Racing 400R outboard engines, which  produces 1600hp and helps the boat reach a top speed of 83mph. The vessel can seat up to 20 people at cruising speed, and up to 8 people at top speed.

The 41′ AMG Carbon Edition was on display at the Miami International Boat Show from 14-18 February.

By Paul Joseph