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(76) Hermes Speedster - The Elegant Speedboat - YouTube
Beyond the superbly designed cut down chromed windscreen the foredeck is wonderfully uncluttered, it only has two chromed air scoops, two retractable cleats and a single fairlead front and centre. the cockpit and helm is a low slung, sleek and sumptuous four seater marine sports car.
Stepping aboard down deep onto those beautifully upholstered seats. The whole sumptuous but correctly restrained cockpit is pure class- leather, wood, chrome and old school fittings vying for for your admiration. The two front leather bucket seats are facsimiles of the 1950s bucket seats and the back seat is a curvy bench seat with the ambiance of an old Jag, its all a bit James Dean.
At the dash, the alloy steering wheel is a minor work of art with its thin walnut grip secured with traditional alloy rivets. The power steering is light and responsive, the single stick engine control is a delightful confection in a polished chrome from ultraflex.
The dashboard instrument are retro and lovely, they even have their own Seven Seas Hermes legends on the face just like an antique Jaeger-LeCoultre wristlet watch or perhaps a Bentley Continental.
Anybody buying this boat will have a sense of style. This whole fabulous tail is a real statement, blending voluptuous art nouveau influences with the odd sharp art deco twist. This boat is full of opulent curves to be admired, the swooping Porsche ventilation grills, linear atr deco trellis topped with a subtle but soft edged Seven Seas leganding.
If the Hermes Speedster existed in their time, the ancient Greek Gods would have been proud to have the name of their messenger over the water. Well, it is now possible to cruise on the water with the boat of God Hermes. Hermes Speedster – Messenger of the Gods on the water The Hermes Speedster is a neat classic-styled runabout with traits reminiscent from the 1959 Porsche 356* and the gentleman-style runabout boats of the 30s’. Hermes, successfully combines luxury, efficiency, style and comfort. The natural curved lines and the absence of any straight lines, offers a dynamic motion and a unique character to the design.