The three corners of the original Maybach Motorenbau ‘double‑M’ logo, are said to represent the three elements in which Maybach engines came to be used. While the impact on mobility “by land” and “by air” is more obvious, there are also stories to be told about Maybach engines powering boats and yachts. Wilhelm Maybach's grandfather clock had already been used in a boat, which has to be seen as another breakthrough as it was a first in history. Later on, Karl Maybach followed in his father’s footsteps and also offered Maybach Motorenbau engines as ‘marinized’ versions. One of the prime examples is the OHEKA II (1927), a special commission by Otto Hermann Kahn, one of the wealthiest men of his time. It was powered by three Maybach VL 2 airship engines, that combined for over 1200 horsepower, making it the fastest ship in its class. Shortly after WWII, Maybach engines once again disrupted an industry: the ‘MD’ engines became the gold standard on the market as the superior fast-running engines for boats, ferries, yachts, and the like. This legacy of technical excellence lives on to this day and can still be found in the motorization of the world’s largest and most powerful yachts.