The all-new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S and Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder GT S Concept.
Design, Fittings and Cockpit with Signature AMG Elements.
For the fifth consecutive year, Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing joined forces to present a new 2016 concept – the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT S x Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder GT S.
Incorporating a stunning AMG Solarbeam Yellow painted exterior with custom matte black accents, the new concept boat, the most powerful production twin engine performance boat, was designed to mimic the dynamic character of the Mercedes-AMG GT S that is on display alongside it at 2015 Miami International Boat Show. The price of this one-of- a-kind boat from Cigarette Racing is USD $1.2 million.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Mercedes-Benz high-performance brand again this year to design our fastest powerboat yet,” said Skip Braver, President and CEO of Cigarette Racing. “Featuring the all new AMG-inspired Mercury racing engine, the 50 Marauder GT S Concept embodies our brand’s commitment to innovation and craftsmanship.”
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing have been collaborating since 2007, primarily for organizing joint customer and marketing activities. Whether on land or water, performance is what unites Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing. Similar to its Mercedes-AMG super sports counterpart, the 38′ to 55′ (11.6 to 16.8 meters) long powerboat from the American specialists is amongst the world’s fastest and most exclusive machines. These boats boast custom-made, hand-crafted quality for enthusiasts and are tested under extreme conditions. Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing also have similar DNA makeups: both companies have triumphant racing roots and are still dedicated to this passion.
“Inspired by the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT S, our newest collaboration with Cigarette Racing focuses on the exhilarating and the exquisite,” said Gorden Wagener, Head of Design Daimler AG. “The new Mercedes-AMG GT is a sports car in its purist form and this expression of power and speed is what also sculpted the body and the flowing lines of the 50 Marauder GT S Concept.”
The Cigarette Racing 50 Marauder GT S Concept is powered by a pair of Mercury Racing 1550 HP V8 engines rigged in a Solarbeam engine room. Lightweight construction has allowed for approximately 1000 lbs. to be removed from the standard spec weight, thereby allowing the 50′ boat with a width of 8′ to achieve an estimated top speed of more than 135 mph.
The hand-crafted interior is black and Solarbeam with marine grade black alcantara accents and features a traditional Cigarette Racing helm layout. The exterior features a gloss black gel coat hull with an AMG logo in Solarbeam and matte black accents. User interface technology is also maximized with Bluetooth, computerized controls, four high-definition displays, and the next generation integration of Garmin and Cigarette navigation and audio.