Mercedes-Benz team up with Cigarette Racing to launch AMG GT R inspired boat

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Die neue Edition steht für die zehnjährige Partnerschaft mit Cigarette Racing als auch für das 50-jährige Jubiläum von Mercedes-AMG. ;The new Edition is a symbol for the ten-year partnership with Cigarette Racing as well as for Mercedes-AMG's 50th anniversary.;

Mercedes-Benz has perpetuated a 10-year collaboration with the Cigarette Racing Team with the creation of the 50-foot Marauder AMG boat, inspired by the carmaker's AMG GT R.

With two Mercury Racing 1550/1350 QC4v engines (9.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8s) at the stern of the boat, it can put out an incredible 3,057bhp, although the operator is able to switch engine power levels through an electronic key fob.

Similarly to the AMG GT R, the 50-foot Marauder features extensive carbon fibre, with its deck, consoles, engine hatch and cockpit all constructed of the lightweight material.
This has allowed the high-powered boat to be almost 600kg lighter than if conventional techniques had been used.

The 2017 Marauder AMG boat is the eighth such craft to be created from the two performance brands' collaboration.

Mercedes-Benz team up with Cigarette Racing to launch AMG GT R inspired boat

Mercedes-Benz team up with Cigarette Racing to launch AMG GT R inspired boat


Gorden Wagener, chief design officer for Daimler AG, was enlisted to create the paint and detailing for the boat, while interior components were crafted by the AMG Performance Studio. A special logo on the bow of the vessel celebrates both the decade-long collaboration and Mercedes-AMG's 50th anniversary.

Chairman of the board of management of Mercedes AMG GmbH Tobias Moers commented: "Performance, perfection and passion are the values that unite Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing.

"Based on these values, eight sensational special editions have been created during our successful 10 years of collaboration, and the 2017 50-foot Marauder AMG presented here is a particular highlight among these.

"The new Edition is thus a symbol for the ten-year partnership with Cigarette Racing as well as for Mercedes-AMG's 50th anniversary."