Inspired by a historically important racing yacht, Mercedes-Maybach’s most exclusive vehicle features a one-off limo with a cabin in crystal white leather and aluminum-infused wood.


Over the last few years, the nautical theme has become quite popular in the highly exclusive, heavily personalized luxury car segment. The $28 million coach-built Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is arguably the best example of this growing trend. Now, Mercedes has jumped on the bandwagon to create its own bespoke, yacht-inspired luxury sedan, which gets special treatment from the German automaker’s Manufaktur division. What you’re looking at is a one-off Mercedes-Maybach S680 that celebrates the 150th anniversary of Robbe & Berking, a luxury brand that’s known for its fine yachts and silverware. Touted as the most exclusive Maybach ever, the uber-luxury sedan features special design cues inspired by a Sphinx 12mR yacht.


The racing watercraft made out of wood was built by Robbe & Berking in 1939 and is very popular in sailing circles. It changed hands several times over the years and received a full restoration from Robbe & Berking in 2005.

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The one-of-a-kind Maybach S680 pays homage to the yacht by matching its elegant two-tone color scheme, which combines Nautical Blue metallic on the upper section with Manufaktur Patagonia Red paintwork on the bottom end. A delicate Manufaktur Opalite White pinstripe separates the two colors on the bodywork, which is a nod to the yacht’s white waterline.


On the inside, the cabin continues with the nautical theme. Everything from the seats to the headliner, door panels, and even the glovebox are wrapped in Maybach Manufaktur Exclusive Nappa leather. The plush Crystal White leather gets diamond quilting and Orion Gray stitching, which adds contrast. The exquisite walnut wood trim and aluminum trim strips are meticulously crafted to resemble the yacht’s deck.

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Additionally, the interior features customized rear Nappa leather cushions, Maybach embossing, and backlit side sills. The luxury limo is powered by the automaker’s hand-built 6.0-liter V12, capable of producing 621hp and 664 pound-foot of torque. The pricing has not been revealed, but it should be significantly more expensive than the standard Mercedes-Maybach S 680 4Matic’s $234,300 starting price.

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