Sea Dou­ble An AMG hy­per­car-in­spired dream­boat

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Mi­ami-based Cig­a­rette Rac­ing has come a long way since its early days as a rudi­men­tary “go-fast” man­u­fac­turer of boats de­signed for off­shore rac­ing – and drug smug­gling – across the Caribbean and the United States. Nowa­days it prides it­self on boats that are as sta­ble as they are fast and they’ve just re­leased their finest prod­uct yet, one that marks eleven years of col­lab­o­rat­ing with Mercedes-amg. Named 515 Project One, it’s 51.5 feet (15.6m) long and in­spired by the AMG Project One. Now it costs 2 mil­lion USD, but that’s 700,000 USD less than its four­wheeled coun­ter­part, and it has four more seats than it too. The boat’s struc­ture is com­pos­ite, con­sist­ing of car­bon-fi­bre, Kevlar and E-glass, and it runs on two 9-litre Mer­cury Rac­ing quad cam four valve 1,350hp en­gines and M8 stern drives to de­liver a top speed of over 120 knots (225 km/h). Sure, that’s con­sid­er­ably less than the 350km/h top end of the Project One hy­per­car, but the Cig­a­rette comes with large sun­bathing loungers fore and aft and you won’t get that on the Merc.

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