The first Aston Martin AM37 has been delivered to its owner and will be berthed in Miami. The powerboat was built in the UK by Quintessence Yachts, a Dutch builder.

This first model has been customised with features including air con, Axius joystick piloting and twin 520hp petrol engines from Mercury Racing, giving a top speed of around 50kt.

“The AM37 is a pure translation of the Aston Martin DNA into an entirely new maritime concept,” explains Aston Martin’s executive vice president and chief creative officer, Marek Reichman. “The powerboat reflects our values in terms of power, beauty and soul.”

Reichman describes the design as ‘beautiful and timeless’. The new craft includes other features such as a sliding cockpit cover that can be remotely operated with a mobile app.

The navigation, control monitor and entertainment systems are integrated within a 15in touchscreen in the dashboard, with advanced functions to control the electric anchor, retractable bimini and retractable swim platform. Extra sound insulation around the engine has been provided to comply with noise regulations on Swiss lakes. The deck is constructed from carbon fibre.

“By fusing the maritime and automotive worlds with the universal characteristics of style and elegance, AM37 offers the perfect balance of design and engineering, performance and comfort, luxury and functionality,” says Quintessence CEO Mariella Mengozzi.

The 11.3m AM37 made its debut at the Monaco Yacht Show last year, marking Aston Martin’s entry into the nautical market. The craft was designed by naval architect Mulder Design.