Built on spec thanks to the will of the shipyard to create something unique, the Amer Cento Quad was the most significant product showcased in Cannes. After the innovative Amer 94 Save the Sea, Permare collaborated again with Volvo Penta, giving birth to the largest superyacht powered by four Volvo Penta IPS propellers (4 IPS 1050). The boat, named after the Volvo Penta IPS Quad (quadruple drives), is the second hull launched in the Amer Cento series after Lady Liudmila in 2013. and today it is considered a cutting edge product in terms of innovation. Quad was awarded as the “Most Innovative Yacht” at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
Built in GRP, a plastic-based material consisting of glass fibres bonded together with resin, the boat features the naval architecture and exterior design by Massimo Verme, with the interiors by in-house Permare design team.
Revolutionary in terms of innovation, but also a pioneer in terms of interior design. Permare has fitted out Amer Cento Quad with cork decks for the exterior, style choice already tested with Save the Sea to considerably reduce the weight of the boat. As to the interiors, Quad features a special and sophisticated old wood floor, giving the boat a sense of purity and natural atmosphere. The teak wood comes from Java, Indonesia, not only the world’s largest producer of teak, but also the place with the highest quality of teak. Java is, infact, for its geography and weather, highly suitable to teak tree plantations; the older Teak trees, of up to 40 years in age, are the best ones to be cut. The older the teak tree, the better will be the quality of its wood. Other style choice is represented by the precious chinese marble.
The Amer 100 is available in two models, Sport (for planing) and Long Range (for semi-planing). The 100ft yacht has three decks and is spacious enough to accommodate five en-suite cabins, a living/dining room, study, three crew quarters, a well equipped kitchen and a laundry, and several external areas for sunbathing and relaxation. Interior design can be customized to suit the customer’s preferences, and options include a swimming pool or jacuzzi on deck. The superyacht is designed to appeal to the discerning individual buyer and the charter market – both of which want excellent performance, luxury onboard facilities and high quality finishes.
“After the success of our 94ft boat last year, which our customers loved, we wanted to create an even bigger and better yacht,” says Barbara Amerio, owner of Amer Yachts. “Using Volvo Penta’s IPS offers great performance and onboard comfort for customers and it has generated a lot of interest for us in the market, internationally. We’re delighted to break the record for making the largest boat in the superyacht sector which uses IPS, and the demand for it has come from customers who have said they want a boat of this size with this system. We have found that Volvo Penta IPS is revolutionary in the advantages it brings to the market. The maneuverability, quietness of propulsion, possibility to sail at low displacement and good cruising speed are benefits for the clients. For the yacht builder, the excellent fuel consumption, low environmental impact, additional space created in the engine room, and easy installation, are all beneficial qualities.”
“Volvo Penta is visionary,” says Amerio. “We have the same spirit of innovation and collaboration. Both our companies have put our experiences at the other’s disposal for these brilliant joint ventures. We have paved the road to the Volvo Penta IPS system in the superyacht category and we will work together for more exciting projects in the future.”
Nicola Pomi, marine sales manager at Volvo Penta for Italy and Spain, says the relationship between the two companies is cause for celebration. “The co-operation between Volvo Penta and Amer has produced fantastic results. The Amer Cento is a beautiful boat and is truly a milestone in the world of superyachts,” says Pomi. He adds: “Designers and yacht builders are increasingly taking advantage of the benefits of Volvo Penta IPS as they know that their customers want luxury, comfort, and smooth, powerful performance in their boats. We look forward to the next chapter in the relationship between Amer Yachts and Volvo Penta.”
Volvo Penta and Amer Yachts are also developing an additional project. It is the first model in the 33.5 metre Amer 110 series and its launch is scheduled next year.