The words of Barbara Amerio on the victory of the Amer 94 of the Boat Builder Award Environmental Initiative
Amer Yachts aims to combine style and reduction in consumption. We believe this will start a trend. The Amer 94 has won the 2018 Boat Builder Award in the Environmental Initiative category at the MetsTrade. Barbara Amerio told us the reasons of this success.
«With the Amer94 twin we can demonstrate that the use of lighter materials will lower the environmental impact. A 20 tons reduction compared to a boat of equal length means that the Venice Montecarlo route may be completed without refueling with only 5000 liters of fuel.
We make use of circular economy materials such as recycled or recyclable ones, in line with the blue economy, either reusing or using long lasting resources. The ability to navigate at 9 knots with a 3.1 lt. per mile consumption is an exceptional achievement for a 94 ft superyacht with 1350 IPS double motorization of 1000 hp each, half of the power commonly used by competitor boats of equal length.
The keel wrap in lieu of the traditional anti-fouling one and the carbon stabilizers are other means to improve performances. This boat scored the highest points in the Green plus certification category (147 points) both for the reduction in consumption and for the use of new environmentally friendly materials on board. It could also be interesting to see whether using HVO, a new generation fuel, the IPS, already certified for its use, could reduce atmospheric emissions. In the future we will also test the Volvo Penta hybrid which will be available from 2021/22 and we will follow closely the development of new generation batteries, fundamental to improve the product».