The yacht is highly technological and innovative, this was recognised when Amer Yachts were awarded ‘Most Innovative Yacht of The Year’ at Cannes Yachting Festival 2016. This award was given for their new engine layout, the first superyacht of its size to be equipped with 4X volvo penta IPS 1050 engines. Amer Yachts wanted to give the flooring the same high criteria of innovation, high quality, and respect for the environment.
Amer Yachts chose cork for the exterior decks and a vintage teak for the interior floors, for different reasons. First of all, for the beauty of the design and secondly for the high functionality and technicality. The cork was chosen for its lightness and its excellent insulation. It is 100% waterproof and rot proof, it has high mechanical resistance properties, it does not need yearly maintenance, it gives pleasant tactile sensation walking barefoot on it and has thermal and acoustic insulation properties. The biggest challenge for Amer Yachts was to bridge the gap between providing the utmost luxury whilst maintaining a low maintenance flooring which is kind to the environment.
Amer Yachts believe the design works so well because the yacht is highly technological and innovative in her engine system (less pollution and small oil consumptions) all other parts had to be innovative, whilst combining luxury with respect for the environment. Stazo Marine BV were used as a key supplier for the cork deck, Amer Yachts have stated that the company involved in making the project are excellent marine professional artisans. The Amerio family, owner of Permare Shipyard, build yachts under the brand Amer Yachts. The family have a real passion and respect for the sea, that has been handed down from generation to generation.