Monday, October 10, 2011

Aston Martin boat concept takes Bond off-shore:

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As varied as the cars that James Bond has driven in the various 007 movies, few have proven as inseparable from the Bond image as Aston Martin. But what of the boats? Bond's watercraft have ranged from hovercraft to submarines, Sunseeker speed boats to megayachts and even naval ships. But one designer has sought to bridge the gap with the Aston Martin speed boat you see here.

Called the Voyage, this 55-foot speedboat design is the vision of naval architect and Aston Martin owner Luiz de Basto, who has several Magnum yacht designs to his credit. The name follows traditional Aston Martin nomenclature evident in the Vantage, Virage, Vanquish and Volante models, but goes far beyond semantics with a raft of design elements familiar to the British automaker's svelte GTs: the grille shape has been interpreted into the windshield, the side vents into hull portals, the center console into a cabin access hatch.

The result isn't just a boat inspired by Aston Martins, but an Aston Martin designed for the water. We're already imagining Daniel Craig pulling up in San Tropez or Monte Carlo in this bad boy for a future flick, but until that day, you can check out the high-resolution images in the gallery for a closer look and the press release after the jump.

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