Mercedes-Maybach Unveils Exclusive S-Class Inspired By SPHINX Yacht

Giancarlo Perlas July 7, 2024
  • Mercedes-Maybach has unveiled a one-of-a-kind S-Class model inspired by the iconic SPHINX 12mR yacht.
  • The luxurious vehicle pays homage to the heritage-rich collaboration between the iconic ultra-luxury brand and renowned yacht manufacturer Robbe & Berking.
Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

Design Inspiration from SPHINX Yacht

According to Mercedes-Benz’s latest press release, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class anniversary model draws inspiration from the SPHINX 12mR yacht. The vessel is known for its timeless elegance and craftsmanship, which is a design philosophy it shares with the three-pointed star marque’s ultra-luxury brand.

The vehicle features a distinctive two-tone paint finish, reminiscent of the yacht’s “night-blue beauty,” showcasing nautical blue metallic and MANUFAKTUR patagonia red bright colors.

Exquisite Interior and Customization

The interior of the exclusive Mercedes-Maybach S-Class exudes opulence, boasting Maybach MANUFAKTUR Exclusive nappa leather in crystal white with diamond quilting. Orion grey topstitching and wood trim with aluminum decorative strips add a touch of sophistication, echoing the yacht’s luxurious appeal.

The craftsmanship reflects the shared passion of the land and water vehicle makers for the finest materials and timeless beauty.

Luxury Features and Exclusivity

Setting new standards for luxury, the anniversary model is equipped with electric comfort doors at the rear, MANUFAKTUR door sill trims with red illuminated MAYBACH lettering. Meanwhile, the sound system is amplified by a Burmester high-end 4D surround sound system.

To further elevate the experience, the car features the MBUX high-end rear-seat entertainment system and a cooling compartment with two silver-plated champagne goblets from Robbe & Berking, adding a touch of elegance to every journey.

Restoration of the SPHINX Yacht

The SPHINX 12mR yacht, a part of the famous “12 Metre R class”, is a symbol of classic elegance and excellence in sailing history. Originally built in 1939, the yacht underwent a meticulous restoration process led by Robbe & Berking after being acquired by passionate sailor Oliver Berking.

The restoration was done according to the original plans of its era, preserving the yacht’s timeless appeal and historic significance.

The Legacy of Craftsmanship and Tradition

The collaboration between Mercedes-Maybach and Robbe & Berking embodies a rich legacy of unparalleled craftsmanship and commitment to excellence. Both brands are dedicated to creating individualized products for connoisseurs of the extraordinary, with a focus on clear aesthetics and timeless elegance.

The exclusive S-Class model pays tribute to the SPHINX yacht and exemplifies the harmonious blend of automotive mastery and maritime heritage.


The exclusive Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, a true symbol of luxury and heritage, has already been reserved for a customer and is no longer available to other interested buyers.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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