You read that correctly. The Italian yacht builder will switch its construction method to a seemingly unusual, but proven, material. Amer Yachts is abandoning fiberglass for a volcanic fiber, Filava, for several additional reasons. The biggest: The material is recyclable. Therefore, it addresses the “end of life” issue the yachting industry is increasingly wrestling with
Turning to the dark side is usually a bad thing. In the case of Amer Yachts, however, a client has shown it can be positive. On May 24, that owner’s Amer Cento, a quadruple-engine yacht, launched into the waters of Viareggio, Italy, with a rich grey hull color. It’s a change of pace for a
Amer Yachts has staked a reputation for fuel-efficient megayachts, incorporating Volvo Penta’s IPS system for each model. IPS is renowned for reducing fuel burn, emissions, and noise. But, it’s one thing to explain this, and quite another to prove it. So, Amer Yachts and Volvo Penta recently partnered for a real-world demo, overseen by RINA.
When Volvo Penta released its IPS propulsion system 13 years ago, it truly revolutionized the power-yacht market. The pod drives made yachts of all sizes more maneuverable, plus the system consumed less fuel. Furthermore, the system’s compact size increased usable relaxation space. Amer Yachts designed its Amer 94 series around IPS and hasn’t looked back.
She may be “just” hull number three in the Amer Cento series. But, the hull that recently arrived at Amer Yachts’ facilities (below) is number 14 overall for the megayacht builder. Significantly, she’s an Amer Cento Quad, the quadruple-engine series that made history last year. Measuring 97 feet (29.6 meters), the Amer Cento Quad became
Permare Group, the parent company of the Amer Yachts brand, has two big reasons to celebrate this month. First, it launched the fully custom Amer 110 Unique within the past few days. Second, this same yacht is the world’s first pleasure craft in her size range to feature quadruple Volvo Penta IPS units. The Italian