x Mercury twin turbocharged, quad cam, 552ci (9 litre),
8 cylinder engines
x 1350 hp
metres / 45 ft 7 inches
metres / 8 ft
At the 2010 Miami International Boat Show specialist powerboat
makers Cigarette Racing, and Mercedes-Benz's performance division,
AMG, showed off the result of their latest collaboration - the
Cigarette Racing 46' Rider AMG powerboat.
The boat was developed through a joint effort between the two
performance brands, and it is designed to celebrate not only
Cigarette Racing's 40th anniversary, but also the introduction
of AMG's latest and greatest vehicle, the SLS supercar.
Employees from both companies paid visits to each other's facilities
in order to gain insight into each others practices. The Cigarette
Racing team were able to learn about new high-tech painting
techniques and the latest engineering processes and materials.
All of this knowledge was poured into the 46' AMG boat.
The styling of the powerboat took some of its inspiration from
the SLS supercar. The paintwork is a hand-applied AMG ALUBEAM
silver - one of the standard options for the SLS. This process,
used exclusively by AMG, covers body surfaces like a metallic
skin, targeting light reflections to further emphasize exterior
character lines and design details. Showcasing the state of
the art nanotechnology, this unique finish imbeds tiny pigments
of color measuring just 30 to 50 nanometres. The ALUBEAM silver
is contrasted with AMG Designo Mystic White metallic in a bold
design echoing the Mercedes-AMG logo. Inside, the boat features
marine-grade upholstery that resembles the two-tone AMG Designo
porcelain and white Nappa leather offered on the SLS AMG. Below
deck the vessel features racing inspired materials and finishes,
like a carbon fiber cooler and an alcantara suede headliner.
While many of the influences of the SLS AMG can be seen in the
exterior paint work and interior, the true benefits of the inspiration
can be found below the surface. With more than 100 innovations
on display, the all new 46' Rider serves as a technology showcase
Powered by a pair of Mercury Racing, 9 litre, 8 cylinder, twin
turbocharged engines, each producing 1,350 horsepower the 46'
AMG boat can hit a phenomenal top speed of 130 + mph. However
it's not just the outright performance that's impressive. These
engines require only around a third of the servicing of similar
performance engines, and are relatively fuel efficient. The
offset and staggered location of the engines helps to improve
the balanced weight distribution of the boat, and also allow
for a closer grouping of the propellors. This results in less
drag and higher performance.
Similar and related vehicles:
Mercedes SLS AMG