Filling a size between its Amer 92 and 116 models, Italy-based Permare is constructing its first AmerCento, measuring about 100 feet. And, just as Permare did with the latest Amer 92, it’s inviting you to follow the construction process via a dedicated AmerCento Twitter account.
The AmerCento features styling and naval architecture by Massimo Verme of Verme Projects. Verme Projects has collaborated with Permare on the Amer 116 and 92, among other projects, and with builders like ISA, Codecasa, and Overmarine. The AmerCento will have a beam of about 23 feet, with a hull engineered for a good turn of speed and low fuel consumption. As to the latter, Permare says the megayacht should burn 24 gallons per 100 nautical miles when at 12 knots, powered by just one of the twin Caterpillar C32 ACERTs. A cruise speed around 25 knots and top speed of about 29 knots are expected as well with the same engines under one-third load. Twin MTU 12V 2000 M94s are also available and should produce similar cruise and top speeds.
The AmerCento can be fitted with zero-speed stabilizers, LEDs, underwater lights, and more; the shipyard leaves these items open to owner selection. So, too, does the shipyard allow owner input into the layout. A few different arrangements are available. Most owners will want the master suite fully forward on the main deck, though one layout suggests placing the formal dining area there instead. Either way, the galley is to starboard on the main deck. With the main-deck master suite, two VIPs and two twin cabins can go below decks. Alternately, the master can be full beam below decks, occupying quite the footprint, accompanied by just two twin guest cabins.
No matter what layout an owner chooses, the AmerCento has a raised-pilothouse design and good alfresco areas for relaxing and dining. The crew’s needs are also taken into consideration, with a helm on the flying bridge and a third control station aft supplementing the primary wheelhouse.
The mold for the AmerCento is being created right now. You can see that progress via the AmerCento Twitter page, plus each upcoming step in the process.