Editors' pick: Originally published Oct. 17.
The company most well known for creating the car of choice for James Bond has just unveiled a stylish powerboat worthy of any self-respecting screen icon, secret agent or international jetsetter.
The Aston Martin AM37 powerboat made its debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in late September and is part of a brand expansion for the exclusive luxury car maker that includes everything from selling Aston Martin sunglasses and SUVs to opening a jaw-dropping brand experience boutique on one of London's most exclusive streets.
But first things first, the boat, which at 37-feet is just large enough for Bond to squire a lady friend around in elegance.
The AM37's vital statistics include that it's a day cruiser, available in two versions, capable of reaching a staggering 45 to 50 knots respectively.
The cabin includes mood lighting (of course), air conditioning and fine leather interiors. There's also such standard amenities as a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker, as well as a lavatory.
Among the exterior details worth noting are the wraparound windscreen crafted from a single piece of sculpted glass that's fluidly draped over the AM37's foredeck and the sliding deck technology that allows for covering the boat's entire cockpit at the touch of a button.
The AM37's carbon fiber dashboard meanwhile was designed to echo styling elements from Aston Martin's sports cars. It includes more fine leather and a steering wheel, throttle handles and joystick in polished metals.