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Mercedes-Benz Style signs-off for first Granturismo of the seas

 The Silver Arrows Marine Granturismo Concept – a unique luxury motor yacht – has cruised past a significant new milestone in its development with the signing-off of the final design.

The design encapsulates all the radical new thinking behind the project in a yacht of exceptional looks with an innovative layout and never-seen-before features. The debut Silver Arrow brings a new elegance and dynamism to motor yachts in the 14m class thanks to Silver Arrows Marine’s design partner, Mercedes-Benz Style.
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“With Mercedes-Benz Style we really have made the first Granturismo of the seas, as one look at the finished design will confirm,” said Silver Arrows Marine Chairman Ron Gibbs.

“There will be nothing else like it on the water with such beauty and so many innovations. It will have everything that people expect of a luxury yacht bearing the Mercedes-Benz Style name.” The design freeze comes after 12 months of intensive work to test and validate every aspect of the yacht’s functionality and performance. From the start of the project, development has followed the same methodology used in the automotive industry, with clay models and rigorous testing of prototypes.

Ron Gibbs added: “This process has taken time but by following automotive prototyping practices we can be sure all crucial development has taken place before production begins, not after, as is often the case with motor yachts. We go into the next phase leading up to production confident of achieving our aims.”
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The Silver Arrows Marine motor yacht realizes the dream of a team of marine industry specialists with backgrounds from superyachts to Formula One motor racing. All share a passion to build a “clean sheet” 14m motor yacht that relies on blending marine and automotive technologies to make “a small motor yacht built like a superyacht”.

The Silver Arrows Granturismo Concept has an open-plan cabin offering unprecedented space, light and flexibility for the boat’s size. Unique features include unhindered access to the water from a “terrace by the pool” and a unique rear seating arrangement, maximizing relaxing space. Inside and out, the design, detailing, materials and colourways are more familiar from a luxury car than a yacht.

“Our motor yacht is about comfort and functionality in every detail,” added Ron Gibbs. “In this we follow the lead of the most recent range of Mercedes-Benz models – some of the people who worked on these cars are also working with us on the new yacht, including Gorden Wagener, Head of Mercedes-Benz Design.”

Further details of the finalized design and the next update on the Granturismo Concept’s journey from dream to reality will be presented at the Monaco Yacht Show (25-28 September).

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Silver Arrows Marine Granturismo Concept: un modello di perfezione

Il motor yacht di lusso di 14 metri – sviluppato da Silver Arrows Marine in collaborazione con Mercedes-Benz Style, vero e prorprio “Granturismo del mare”, si è guadagnato un posto speciale nel venerato settore della produzione automobilistica Italiana.

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Silver Arrows Marine (SAM) Granturismo è diventato il primo yacht ed essere utilizzato come oggetto di studio per i tirocinanti modellisti del CEMI, il Centro Europeo di Modellismo Industriale, l’unica scuola di questo genere nel mondo.

Partendo dal perfetto motor yacht questi giovani e qualificati talenti hanno dato vita ad un modello altrettanto perfetto” – ha dichiarato il Direttore della comunicazione Paolo Bonaveri – “E’ stato davvero interessante per noi lavorare con l’istituto CEMI; ci ha permesso di rafforzare ulteriormente il legame esistente tra auto di lusso e nautica, vero cuore pulsante del progetto SAM“.

In passato gli studenti del CEMI avevano perfezionato le loro abilità con progetti relativi ad auto, moto e persino ad un carro egiziano. Ma non si erano mai cimentati nella realizzazione di un modello di una barca, e non di certo di un innovativo motor yacht di lusso dall’elegante design firmato Mercedes-Benz Style.

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Questo progetto ha rappresentato un’esperienza unica per gli studenti“, ha dichiarato il coordinatore CEMI Costanzo Rinaudo. “E’ importante per loro fare esperienze lavorative anche al di fuori del mondo automobilistico. Questo tipo di collaborazioni ha una grande importanza per l’arte e la tecnologia del modellismo. Progetti come questo permettono, inoltre, agli studenti di interagire direttamente con i centri stile e le aziende di prototipazione, come Stola Engineering e GR Painting di Torino. Siamo fortemente riconoscenti ad entrambe le società per il loro prezioso sostegno e tutta l’esperienza pratica che hanno offerto ai nostri studenti. Penso che sarà di grande aiuto a tutti loro nel momento in cui cominceranno a cercare lavoro nel settore“.

CEMI (cemi@agenform.it) nasce nel 1998 Savigliano, a sud di Torino, nel cuore del distretto automobilistico italiano. Grazie anche al contributo di finanziatori illustri come il leggendario designer italiano Giorgetto Giugiaro, CEMI si pone fin da subito come missione quella di offrire una formazione di alto livello ad aspiranti modellisti industriali per soddisfare la richiesta di giovani ben preparati da parte di case automobilistiche e centri stile. Unica scuola del suo genere, CEMI attira oggi studenti da ogni parte del mondo.

Esemplificativa proprio in questo senso è la partecipazione di un ragazzo Coreano alla realizzazione del modello (in scala uno a dieci) del Concept SAM Granturismo. Tra le aziende con cui oggi il centro collabora: Ferrari, Italdesign, Mercedes-Benz, Ducati, Pininfarina e Bertone.

Il lavoro altamente qualificato si basa su precisione e destrezza e sull’uso di materiali quali resine, argilla e gesso che consentono al progettista di svolgere ogni fase nel modo più accurato possibile in forma 3D.

La fase di realizzazione di un modello è fondamentale per trasformare un prototipo in un prodotto industriale – e questo vale tanto per le automobili quanto per le barche” afferma Giorgio Stirano, direttore dell’ Engineering di Silver Arrows Marine ed ex direttore tecnico di Formula Uno. “Faccio parte del mondo del design italiano e del settore automobilistico da molti anni e so perfettamente quanto questo lavoro sia importante. E’ molto piacevole vedere giovani appassionati e competenti in grado di garantire a questo meraviglioso mestiere un prospero futuro“.

Silver Arrows Marine Granturismo ha un vero e proprio DNA automobilistico. Il design, gli interni, i materiali, i colori e i dettagli sono tutti pregni di quel “lusso moderno” tipico delle vetture Mercedes-Benz. Tra le caratteristiche più innovative: un accogliente salone principale (open space) con livelli di spazio e luce senza precedenti per la sua categoria e un ampio ponte posteriore con un’inedita disposizione delle sedute.

Siamo entusiasti perché ci rendiamo conto dell’unicità della nostra barcaha aggiunto Paolo Bonaveri. “I progettisti di Mercedes-Benz Style non solo hanno fuso armonicamente insieme elementi del settore automotive e quello marino, ma hanno dato vita ad un prodotto che rappresenta un vero e proprio stile di vita, senza paragoni nel mercato“.

Silver Arrows Marine Granturismo Concept is a model of perfection

London 22nd May: The first Granturismo of the seas, the luxury motor yacht being developed by Silver Arrows Marine in partnership with Mercedes-Benz Style, has earned a special place in Italy’s revered automotive coachbuilding industry.

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The Silver Arrows Marine (SAM) Granturismo Concept 14m yacht has become the first boat to be used as a subject for trainee model-makers at CEMI, the European Centre of Industrial Modelling.

“From the perfect motor yacht these highly skilled young people have made the perfect model,” said SAM Communications Director Paolo Bonaveri. “We have loved working with CEMI because it reinforces the links between luxury car and boat that are at the heart of the SAM project.”

In the past students at CEMI have perfected their skills with projects that have included cars, motorcycles – and even an Egyptian chariot. But they have never tackled a boat before, let alone an innovative luxury motor yacht whose sleek design was penned by Mercedes-Benz Style.

“This project was a unique experience for the students,” said CEMI coordinator Costanzo Rinaudo. “It is important that they have experience of jobs outside the automotive world. Such collaborations have a great bearing on the craft and technology of model-making.

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“Projects like this also allow students to interact directly with style centres and prototyping companies, such as Stola Engineering and GR Painting of Turin. We are greatly in debt to both companies for their invaluable support and all the practical experience they offered the students. It will be a big help for them as they start to find work in the industry.”

CEMI (cemi@agenform.it) was set up in 1998 in Savigliano, south of Turin in the heart of the Italian coachbuilding area. With backers such as Italian automotive design legend Giorgetto Giugiaro, CEMI’s mission was to train unemployed young people into a new generation of model-makers to meet increasing demand from coachbuilding firms and design centres.

As the only school of its kind in the world, these days CEMI attracts students from across the globe, including one from Korea who was part of the team involved in making the one-tenth scale model of the SAM Granturismo Concept. Today the centre collaborates with companies that include Ferrari, Italdesign, Mercedes-Benz, Ducati, Pininfarina and Bertone.

The highly-skilled work relies on precision and dexterity with materials such as resin, clay and plaster to render the designer’s work as accurately as possible in 3D form. “Model-making is an essential stage in taking any industrial product from prototype to production – and that applies to boats just as much as cars,” said Silver Arrows Marine Engineering Director and former-Formula One technical director Giorgio Stirano.

“I have been involved with the Italian design and coachbuilding sector for many years and know how important this work is. It is very pleasing to see these young people have the skills and the passion to ensure this craft thrives in the future.”

The Silver Arrows Marine Granturismo Concept has automotive DNA running through it. The design, interior, materials, colours and details are all redolent of the “modern luxury” quality of Mercedes-Benz cars. Innovative features include a welcoming openplan main saloon with unprecedented space and light for the 14m class, and a spacious rear deck with a novel new seating arrangement.

“We are excited because we know our boat is unique,” added Paolo Bonaveri. “Mercedes-Benz Style designers are delivering not just a fusion between the automotive and marine sectors but a premium lifestyle product the like of which has never been seen before.”

Granturismo of the internet goes live: new Silver Arrows Marine website in online

A new website for a new standard of luxury motor yacht goes live today at www.silverarrowsmarine.com – from now on the online “home port” for the eagerly-awaited Mercedes-Benz-styled yacht.

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Dubbed the Granturismo of the seas for its automotive design cues and advanced technologies, work on the first Silver Arrows Marine 14m motor yacht is progressing well – just how well can be seen from the website’s array of videos, articles and drawings.

As well as regular updates on progress, the site contains information on the new company and on the illustrious designers, engineers and boat builders who are bringing the yacht to life. As work proceeds, special features will be added detailing the many innovations of the yacht, a fusion of innovation and elegance that will banish traditional compromises of this class of boat and usher in a whole new luxury lifestyle experience.

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Areas of the site are dedicated to Mercedes-Benz Style and detail its involvement with the project, andalso to Porto Montenegro – Silver Arrows Marine’s home port and one of the best cruising grounds in the Mediterranean basin. There is a press room section with all the latest media reports and a link providing easy access to key Silver Arrows Marine personnel.

The design of the website echoes that of the yacht itself: stylish, powerful, easy to handle and very easy to navigate…

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We wanted a website that accurately captured who we are and what we are trying to achieve, and we have got exactly that,” said Ron Gibbs, Silver Arrows Marie Chairman. “The site is as enticing as the boat itself and clearly shows the passion everyone has for this exciting project.

The new website can be found at: www.silverarrowsmarine.com