Cigaretta 50 Marauder AMG Black Series

Mercedes-Benz? Good. Mercedes AMG? Better. Mercedes AMG Black Series? Now we're talkin'. The top of the line range from the German automaker's performance division has tinkered with CLK, SLK, SL and C-Class to devastating effect. The trouble is, as much as we love driving these kinds of performance machines on the road, we have to begrudgingly admit that most of the earth's surface is covered in water. That's where Mercedes' partnership with Cigarette speedboats comes into play.

The two powerhouses have collaborated in the past on an SLS-inspired 46-foot speedboat, then passed the goods on to partner Ducati for a special-liveried 42-footer, but now the partnership has led to the 50-footer you see here.

The Black Series 50' Marauder takes its inspiration from the C63 AMG Black Series, but where the muscle-coupe has an impressive 510-horsepower 6.3-liter V8, the Cigarette packs a pair of Mercury Racing engines good for 1,350 horsepower – each. The beast is decked out in a black and white paint scheme, swathed in Alcantara and fitted with a hundred billet aluminum components.

The result was unveiled at the 2012 Miami Boat Show – the largest annual event in Florida – just last month, but if you missed it you can check it out now in the press release after the jump and the high-res image gallery.
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New Inspired by AMG "Black Series" 50' Marauder Cigarette Boat Debuts

February 21, 2012 - MONTVALE, NJ

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing took their alliance to a new level with the debut of the "Black Series" 50' Marauder Cigarette boat, inspired by the C63 AMG Black Series

While each brand's products always exemplify the ultimate in performance and luxury, the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series and Inspired by AMG "Black Series" 50' Marauder represent the next level in excellence.

Arriving in U.S. dealerships this April, the C63 AMG Black Series is the most powerful C-Class of all time, boasting a maximum output of 510 hp and a maximum torque of 457 lb-ft. The high-revving AMG 6.3-liter V8 delivers a 0-60 sprint in just 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph.

Introduced at the 2012 Miami Boat Show, the Inspired by AMG "Black Series" 50' Marauder features striking black and white design scheme is carried throughout from the Mercedes color-matched paint to the all-newly designed interior, upholstered with luxurious Alcantara.

Billet aluminum pieces -more than 100-are integrated throughout, customized for the AMG Black Series boat, incorporating a new formula of anodizing and corrosion resistance. Billet is featured on the dash, grab handles, seat supports, sound system and in numerous trim accents.

Powered by two Mercury Racing 1350 (2700 total hp.) engines, the boat's speed is matched only by its smooth efficiency, running on pump fuel, without headers, with a warranty, combining for an exciting day on the water for the most discerning performance boat aficionado.

Founded upon mutual respect and product admiration, Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing have developed a long-standing professional relationship. In 2010, Cigarette Racing revealed the "Inspired by AMG" 46' Rider, inspired by the SLS AMG.

The Cigarette 46' Rider featured hand-applied AMG ALUBEAM silver paintwork, also available on the SLS AMG. This process, used exclusively by AMG, covers body surfaces like a metallic skin, targeting light reflections to further emphasize exterior character lines and design details.

More details on the Cigarette Racing "Black Series" 50' Marauder can be found online at www.cigaretteracing.com/legendary

About Cigarette Racing

Since 1969, Cigarette Racing Team has left an everlasting mark on the worldwide luxury powerboating industry. Its logo and iconic shapes are recognized throughout the world as the definition of custom high performance powerboating. The brand is renowned for its custom approach to building high performance luxury powerboats in which every customer's personal touch can be seen. Cigarette's long history and dedication to quality are on display all around the world being driven by presidents and enthusiasts alike. From 38' to 50' Cigarette Racing defines the industry of High Performance powerboating. More information can be found on Cigarette Racing at www.cigaretteracing.com.

About Mercedes-AMG

Mercedes-AMG is the high-performance subsidiary of the Mercedes-Benz Car Group and is headquartered in Affalterbach, Germany. AMG engineers lend the benefit of more than 40 years racing experience to the development of new Mercedes-AMG vehicles. Transmissions, brakes, aerodynamics, exhaust systems and, most importantly, the hand-crafted engine built and signed by an AMG Master Technician reflects AMG's holistic approach to performance.

By blending AMG genes with Mercedes DNA, AMG has delivered thrilling performance and exclusive refinement to discerning customers since the brand's introduction to the U.S. in 1995.