Mercedes-Benz designed luxury yacht to enter production next year

In recent years Mercedes-Benz has been branching out beyond automotive design, their latest endeavor being a 125 year-old idea of building a boat.

The first boat was built by co-founder Gottlieb Daimler, and now Mercedes reviving it with the upcoming luxury motor yacht design dubbed ‘Silver Arrow of the Seas’, a concept that was revealed at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show.

“Giving shape to a boat was an exciting challenge for automotive designers like we are,” said Gorden Wagener, Head of Design Mercedes-Benz Cars, during the presentation of the yacht’s design in Monaco.

The yacht stretches over 45 feet in length, and is under construction by Silver Arrows Marin, with renderings provided by Mercedes-Benz.

-By: Alexandra Koken