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For sail: New Mercedes-Benz luxury yacht

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In the Arrow 460-Granturismo, you’ll become the envy of all of your sea-faring mates.

If you want to cruise the Mediterranean rather than the motorway in a Mercedes-Benz, then hop aboard the new Arrow 460-Granturismo.

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The German luxury car manufacturer has moved from the open road to open water with a motor yacht inspired by classic Benz sports cars.

Mercedes labels the Arrow 460 as the “silver arrow of the sea” in reference to its 1930s racing cars, while the long foredeck, arched roof and drooping rear deck mimic the long-bonnet-rearward-cabin shape of old cars such as the 300SL and modern cars like the AMG GT.

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The 46-foot, coupe-style yacht is nearly three times longer than an S-Class limousine and accommodates up to 10 people.

Its large side glass is retractable just like a car window, and features the same ‘magic roof’ electronically controlled tinting technology available on cars such as the SLK roadster.

The windscreen raises to form a canopy, and the wood-lined interior incorporates a bathroom with separate dresser, wine storage, and an ice-making machine for the G’n’Ts.

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Displacing 14 tonnes, the Arrow 460 can cruise at up to 30 knots and reach a top speed of 40 knots courtesy of two 353kW Yanmar diesel engines.

Subsidiary Silver Arrows Marine will reportedly build 10 examples of the Mercedes-Benz Style-designed yacht, said to cost about US$1.7 million ($2.2m).

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