Cigarette Racing and Mercedes-AMG Launch the 50′ Marauder GT S Speedboat
The new Cigarette Racing 50′ Marauder GT S is the latest result of the Miami boatbuilder’s nearly decade-long partnership with Mercedes-AMG. Nearly every year at the Miami International Boat Show, the two industry leaders launch a new boat that combines Mercedes-AMG styling with Cigarette Racing performance. For instance, 2013 saw the debut of the 42 Huntress, which shared visual cues with the Mercedes G83 AMG. This year’s concept boat was inspired by the Mercedes-AMG GT S road car, which was introduced last year at the Paris Motor Show.
These matching beasts of land and water share the same paint scheme of AMG Solarbeam Yellow and matte black—and, of course, a V-8 power train. The boat is equipped with twin 1,550 hp Mercury Racing engines that allow it to reach a top speed of 135 mph. Its two colossal engines have been staggered to keep the boat’s profile slender while also improving overall weight distribution.
The Cigarette 50′ Marauder GT S features an advanced Garmin navigation system, computerized controls, Bluetooth connectivity, and four high-definition displays. The special-edition boat has a $1.2 million price tag. The one-off concept promises to turn heads wherever it runs—that is, if you can see more than a yellow streak on the water. (cigaretteracing.com)