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First 41m Amer Steel Explorer yacht enters outfitting

28 March 2024 • Written by Katia Damborsky and Dea Jusufi

The first unit in the Amer 41 Steel Explorer series has begun outfitting with Permare in Pisa, Italy. The 41.3-metre superyacht is scheduled for delivery in 2025.

The Amer 41 Steel Explorer was first revealed during the Monaco Yacht Show 2022, having been commissioned for a repeat client of Luiz de Basto, who previously owned the 46.5-metre Inace yacht Far Far Away.

All the steelwork has been completed

"The owner and his family travelled extensively with Far Far Away and after selling the boat, in 2018 we started sketching ideas for the new larger and improved version," explained de Basto. 

The new project was not given the "go ahead" until 2022 and by this stage the owner had decided that 50 metres was too large. "We started this new phase from the bottom up, looking at Far Far Away and checking what and where improvements were needed. Carefully we got from 38 to 41 meters, with all the necessary items, the layout and the profile rounded perfectly," de Basto added. 

Tender storage was central to the client’s brief, with space for two eight-metre models plus Waverunners. These are stored in a foredeck well, which uses cranes integrated into the superstructure in order to launch and retrieve tenders quickly and safely. A helipad was also required, in order to facilitate adventures in remote locations.

The yacht has a beam of 9.8 metres

Elsewhere, the client opted to forego the traditional beach club on the lower deck as it was "never used" by the family. Instead, the flybridge area was extended as much as possible to create a spacious al fresco setting for the client to enjoy. Measuring 17 metres, the area is "not so conspicuous when appreciating the exterior, [but] it represents more than 40 per cent of the LOA," pointed out de Basto.

The yacht has a distinctive explorer-style exterior, but de Basto has been careful to ensure it maintains its superyacht appeal. "Just glancing at her profile, no one would realise that [they are] looking at a fully capable explorer," added de Basto.

Naval architecture and engineering have been headed up by Italian company Optima Design and the yard has said the model will have an "innovative" hull form and "advanced new propulsion systems" that will "significantly reduce consumption and emissions while guaranteeing silence and comfort on board".

The Amer 41 steel explorer was revealed at the Monaco Yacht Show

Accommodation is for 10 guests in five cabins with additional quarters for a complement of eight crew. According to de Basto, the interior will embody a "clean and elegant" theme, employing light shades and contrasting textures.

Volvo Penta D 13 IMO III engines will give the yacht a top speed of 15 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 11 knots.

Two more superyachts from the Amer Steel line are also currently under construction in Permare – a 70-metre and a 50-metre, both designed by Antonio Luxardo.

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