Way back in February, Cigarette Boats announced that they were building a tribute boat for the SLS AMG Mercedes Benz roadster. Why limit yourself to hammer down fun on the roads, especially when 75% of the planet is covered by water? Besides, if you’ve got the bankroll for an SLS AMG Mercedes, you probably have the money for a really fast offshore powerboat.
Good news if you checked yes to both of the above statements: the Cigarette boat built in tribute of the SLS AMG is now up for sale on JamesList. The asking price? A mere $1,150,000, but that doesn’t include transportation from Germany, where it’s currently located.
So what does $1.15 million buy you in a boat these days? How about 1,350 horsepower, enough to propel the Cigarette Rider XP to a top speed of 130 miles per hour in good conditions. Hell, the cruising speed is still a mind warping 86 miles per hour, way faster than I’d want to drive a boat that size of a school bus. Since it’s 46’ long, I’m assuming it has other amenities like staterooms, a galley and a head or two on board.
Look at it this way: $1.15 million barely buys you oceanfront property these days, and even then you won’t be able to get a mortgage or insurance if it’s deemed high risk. You could comfortably live on this boat, ON the water instead of NEXT to it, and you can’t flog a beach house to 130 miles per hour on a calm sea.