Amer repowers 94-ft yacht with Volvo Penta for longer cruising
Friday, September 22, 2017 9:35 AM
Prestigious ship-builder Amer Yachts is revealing its new 94ft model, repowered with Volvo Penta’s strongest ever IPS, the D13-IPS1350. The latest IPS package will enable customers to cruise for longer with enhanced fuel efficiency, while the established IPS hallmarks of providing high top speeds and excellent acceleration will still be manifested.
Following the popularity of the original Amer 94 that was powered by Volvo Penta IPS and launched in 2015, the esteemed yacht-maker is building on its success in creating a new model. Details of the new model are being revealed at the Genoa Boat Show, from September 21-26. The Italian brand anticipates that the favorable fuel consumption attained with its other yachts will be surpassed with the new Amer 94. This will be achieved thanks to a twin installation of the latest and most powerful Volvo Penta IPS, the D13-IPS1350, as well as a redesign of the hull in using lighter materials.
“The new Amer 94 is born from a continuous desire to challenge ourselves,” says Barbara Amerio, owner of Amer Yachts. “We want to break the 3.5 liter-per-mile threshold of fuel consumption we have set in the past at a slow cruising speed. We want to build a boat that offers a great deal of choice in allowing customers to navigate for longer periods at low rpm.”
Freedom on the seas
The new Amer 94 is anticipated to reach a maximum speed of 27 knots in using 15 liters of fuel per mile; at a cruising speed of around 23 knots, it is expected to use 14 liters per mile and travel for up to 380 nautical miles. The high fuel efficiency of the twin D13-IPS1350 will enable the vessel to navigate at 9 knots from Sanremo to Venice – more than 1,600 nautical miles – without the need to refuel the 5,000-liter tank. The existing Amer 94 is also still available to order.
The D13-IPS1350 is the latest and highest performance IPS model by Volvo Penta. It has enabled the company to break the four-figure horsepower class for the first time with its 1000hp engine. The state-of-the art integrated package offers power equivalent to a 1350hp engine along with the benefits of an upgraded IPS30 pod drive. The exceptional propulsion system, which is available in twin, triple and quadruple installation, offers more possibilities than ever before for yachts up to 120ft.
The individually steerable pods create excellent grip, and together with Volvo Penta’s Joystick Docking and Dynamic Positioning System, IPS provides superior vessel maneuverability.
“The popularity of the original Amer 94 and other vessels by Amer Yachts, has shown that Volvo Penta IPS is an ideal fit for their beautifully designed and crafted yachts,” says Nicola Pomi, marine sales manager at Volvo Penta for Italy and Spain.
“I am sure that the new Amer 94, powered by our twin D13-IPS1350, will offer a great deal of pleasure to customers who want to cruise for longer and further in their yacht.”
Volvo Penta has launched a new online film series, ‘Boating Dreams’, in which people from around the world share their aspirations and stories of enjoying life on the water. The second episode travels to Lipari island off the coast of Sicily, to visit Leonardo Bassilichi on his Amer 94 yacht. For him, one of the most crucial elements when investing in a new boat is to be able to drive it himself. The Volvo Penta IPS system made it possible for Leonardo to upgrade to a larger yacht and still be his own captain.