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Silver Arrows Marine

Silver Arrows Marine

In Profile: Paolo Bonaveri, Silver Arrows Marine

Silver Arrows Marine have been shortlisted in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards. Read more about Director, Paolo Bonaveri, below:

Name: Paolo Bonaveri

Company: Silver Arrows Marine

Position within company: (Global Marketing & Communication Director)


Tell us a little about your background in design:
For Silver Arrows Marine the design is a result of a brand cooperation with Mercedes-Benz. You can imagine how is important the dna involved in the design process of the team. Is a teamwork, and not a single designer.

How would you describe your personal design style?
The philosophy of Mercedes-Benz Style is based on intelligent and progressive design that works perfectly. Every product created by Mercedes-Benz Style embodies the very deliberate and distinctive use of innovative materials, colour combinations, structures, shapes and light. Mercedes-Benz Style creates these exclusive products in close collaboration with selected premium manufacturers.

Where does your design inspiration come from?
Comfort and avant-garde on the water.

Fascinating design with all the speed and elegance of a Silver Arrow.
The Mercedes-Benz designers’ passion for new unseen designs has resulted in something unique indeed: a progressive and fascinating motor yacht that reflects the dynamic design of Mercedes-Benz and stands for luxury, style and pleasure on the water.

A “Silver Arrow of the seas”, it features the charismatic design elements contained in the famous sports cars and these have been adapted to the specific requirements of a motor yacht in a way that communicates pure emotion.

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
Displaying the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy, the automotive DNA in ARROW460-Granturismo is plain to see. It ensures sensual purity unlike anything else on the water while delivering an on-board experience that only a complete re-imagining of the 14m class of motor yacht could deliver.

We believe in a Design where “Form Follow functions”

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2021 and beyond.
Silver Arrows Marine are obviously linked to a yacht design language: form follow function-volume optimisations-bio design-biophilic design-sustainable design-sensual purity design.

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?

What was your favourite project to work on and why?
Of Course the Arrow460-Granturismo

Which products/services could you not live without when designing?For Silver Arrows Marine, probably are not technical product like software or others, but the team spirit and the brainstorming that we have built together, and the ambition to “create a project without preconceptions”.

How important are The International Yacht & Aviation Awards?
We think that the Award is a matter to be in contact with different company, professionals, and in our spirit a “matter to discuss life.”

What projects are you currently working on?
We have a vision for a new 30 meter yacht and a 36 footer tender.

Silver Arrows Marine have been shortlisted in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards.

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