Mercedes-Benz Is Now Selling Luxury Yachts

If you thought their cars were nice, wait until you see the inside of this boat!

Gleaming in the silvery waters of the French Riviera, Mercedes-Benz’s highly anticipated first luxury motor yacht, “Arrow460–Granturismo,” was an opulent sight to behold when it embarked on its maiden voyage last spring.

With an arched roof and an extended hull and foredeck, the sleek 46-foot-long watercraft draws many of its design aesthetics from a classic automobile silhouette. Some in the industry have even called the avant-garde boat the “S-Class of the Seas.”

“In developing the new motor yacht, we have transferred our expertise to the marine industry, creating something never seen before in the process.

The ‘Silver Arrow of the Seas’ stands for modern luxury, avant-garde style, and comfortable elegance,” Gorden Wagener, vice president of design for Daimler AG, said on the ccompany’s website. “The yacht embodies the Mercedes-Benz’s progressive, dynamic design philosophy of sensual purity on the water.”

The interior is lined with elegant eucalyptus wood, and the retractable windows allow guests to enjoy the ocean view while lounging in the plush nubuck-leather seats.

The thoughtfully designed space, which comfortably accommodates up to 10 passengers, includes extendable tables and beds, a lavish bathroom, a bonus dressing room, air conditioning, built-in chilled wine storage, an ice-making machine and JBL by Harman and BOSE sound system.
Light transmission inside the yacht can be controlled electronically—similar to the Mercedes‑Benz’s Magic Sky technology.

Nicknamed the “Silver Arrow of the Seas,” the vessel delivers 960 horsepower (two of Yanmar’s six-cylinder 6LY3-ETP diesel engines) with a top speed of 38 knots (44 mph).

“By virtue of maximum variability, the yacht combines the advantages of an open boat with the generous interior and privacy of a cabin cruiser,” Wagener said.

Mercedes-Benz, in conjunction with Silver Arrows Marine, will only produce 10 of these beauties for those who have $1.7 million burning a hole in their pockets. Arrow460–Granturismo’s first customers will receive their yacht in the second half of 2017.

Love Luxury Boats?

If you love to see all fancy things that float on the sea, check out this $250 million superyacht. Included is a rooftop deck (all the way at the top). Totaling over 1,000 sq. feet, the rooftop deck includes an infinity pool, bar and dining area (of course).

Here’s a view of the rooftop deck, a mere 125 feet in the air. The main cabin is under the deck (could you imagine the views?!)

On the main levels of the yacht, you can relax in another pool, find tranquility in an aquarium (as if the beautiful 360-degree ocean views aren’t enough) and various balconies for catching rays. Totaling 492 in length, the concept was designed by Italian designer Gabrielle Teruzzi. So if you have some spare change laying around, give him a call and maybe he’ll build one for you.
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16 Photos That Prove The World Isn’t All Bad

We all have bad days.

You know, the days that make us question the world and our place in it.

Those are the days we need a solid reminder of the goodness all around us in the little details of life.

Those are the days it matters all the more to know kindness, care, and compassion still exist.

1. There are people out there who truly enjoy helping others and making their days a little brighter.

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2. This gentleman proves kindness and consideration still exist in a simple act of helping someone out.

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3. These Chick-fil-A Lee Vista employees opened up shop on a Sunday to provide food and donate blood after the Orlando tragedy.
The location is known for being closed every single Sunday, but not this time

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4. This “suit” stops on his way into work to show some care and compassion.

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5. When the weather grew cold, it melted someone’s heart. They decided to donate their jacket to those who need it more.

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6. This young woman wanted to do something nice to celebrate new families and show support for nurses who bring babies into the world each and every day.
She writes, “What an unreal experience. The parents were so overwhelmed! Nurses making sure every baby born today gets one!”

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7. This person wanted to brighten a stranger’s day in the cutest way.

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8. This officer took the time to save a baby goose caught in a balloon’s ribbon.
The officer was on patrol when a mother goose came by the parked car and started pecking away. When the goose wouldn’t leave? The officer decided to see what all the fuss was about…and luckily so! The baby goose is now happy and free.

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9. Some kind stranger didn’t want anyone else to be taken for a ride, so they posted this note letting them know the machine was broken.

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10. This Hawaiian lifeguard made a dream come true for a wheelchair-bound veteran who only wanted to dip his toes into the ocean again…
With that dream fulfilled, they decided to do one better: surf! The look on his face says it all.

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11. This little boy asked his parents if he could go to the bus stop early because he saw another boy standing alone and getting drenched in the rain.

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12. This firefighter took the time to save a family of hamsters caught in a house fire.
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13. When his male cat got the neighbor’s cat pregnant, this man went the humor route to ensure his “grandkitten” would be well taken care of.

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14. These people turned their trash into someone’s dream come true…for FREE.

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  15. When someone needed a few photos colorized, this online user did it instantly and without asking for anything. But then..

…he got this epic thank you box full of treats in the mail. Who says gratitude is gone?

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16. When this person forgot to buy a parking pass, a random stranger did it for them.

The person’s reaction is the best: “Didn’t think this kind of kindness existed! Forgot to buy a parking ticket, so someone did it for me! Whoever you are!THANK YOU”

SHARE these acts of kindness to brighten someone else’s day.

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