Green Assistant is the system devised and developed by Simrad Yachting with Italian Amer Yachts. Combining electronics and C-Map cartography to support sustainable navigation, it was in the spotlight at the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge 2022, the major event held last July in the principality of Monaco, where it won the special Coup de Coer award.
The jointed victory was celebrated at the Cannes Yachting Festival. During the show, Permare Group CEO Barbera Amerio was presented with the Coup de Coer, a special award made by the jury to highlight how a virtuous relationship between a boat builder and its suppliers can deliver important achievements in terms of sustainability.
Particular interest was shown in the Green Assistant project developed by the Amer Yachts with Simrad Yachting, which uses the electronic platform Command to create integrated solutions that help the captain navigate in the most environmentally sustainable way possible.
The Green Assistant system uses data connectivity to suggest action that is necessary, or at least advisable, in terms of position information, the state of the boat and the operations the captain intends to perform.
Simrad and Amer celebrating the Coup de Coer at the Cannes Yachting Festival
The use of Green Assistant, which caught the eye of the jury and Prince Alberto of Monaco himself during their visit to the Amer Yachts stand, is linked to the problem of wastewater discharge near the coast, an important issue not only for the Principality of Monaco but also elsewhere.
The system can automatically deactivate the pumps if the captain tries to discharge wastewater in areas where this is prohibited. C-Map cartography, combined with electronics and information technology, becomes a vital tool to comply with the law, such as when cruising in marine protected areas or along a jagged coastline where judging the distance from it can be difficult.
But because of the Command platform’s integration with the cartography, the system can also do much more, such as reducing speed automatically if the boat is in an area with a limit, like a marine park, the entrance to a port, or an area where whales have been sighted. If the system detects that the generators are on and the boat is cruising at speed, it advises the captain with corrective action, and likewise if the boat is very noisy in a protected area (because of the engines or the stereo system, for example).
All the data collected can be stored and made available not only to update the cartography, but also the databases of universities and researchers, such as those used to study whale routes and sightings.
“This initiative demonstrates how virtuous collaboration between yard and supplier can become a model to emulate and represent a paradigm shift: we have demonstrated that every single action can contribute to achieving ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) objectives. I am very pleased to have been the first to believe in this project and to see Simrad implement it on our yachts. It demonstrates that a simple idea can become reality thanks to an exceptional partner with great sensitivity and motivation,” said Barbera Amerio, Permare Group CEO.
In addition to the cup, the award consisted of a cheque for 2,000 euros, which the winners donated to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
Amer Yachts was founded in 1990, when the Permare Group began to build boats with this brand destined to quickly become synonymous with quality and customization. The founder of the company is the Amerio family. Over the last 40 years, the Permare shipyard has created handcrafted products considered niche, with over 80 yachts tailor-made for Italian and international clients.
Credits: Simrad Yachting
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September 25, 2023
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September 25, 2023
This Rossinavi’s creation was made by collaboration between the Italian shipyard and Philippe Briand, Founder of Vitruvius Yachts, who is responsible for the exterior design of the vessel and the naval architecture. The interior and outdoor spaces styling was made by Enrico Gobbi, Founder of Venice-based practice Enrico Gobbi - Team for Design. Alchemy, who spreads across three decks, a testament to luxurious design and environmental responsibility. Commissioned by a discerning private client, this yacht is the embodiment of elegance, efficiency, and wellness-focused living.At the heart of Alchemy's innovation is its diesel-electric propulsion system, powered by pods. This cutting-edge design minimizes energy loss between the engines and navigation speed, making it an eco-conscious vessel.The client's vision was to maximize outdoor spaces and wellness aspects, resulting in over 330 sq. m of generously appointed outdoor areas spread across three decks. From hot tubs to sunpads, bars to barbecue areas, Alchemy offers unparalleled amenities. The bridge deck boasts a stylish saloon and alfresco dining, while the main deck features a spacious cockpit.For the adventurous at heart, Alchemy's garage is a treasure trove of water toys, tenders, paddleboards, windsurfs, water skis, inflatable docks, and even mountain bikes for onshore exploration.Internally, Alchemy's interior reflects tranquility and elegance. Enrico Gobbi's vision comes to life with a soothing color palette of beige and ivory, along with natural materials. The beach club, resembling a spa, features teak wood complemented by stainless steel and white marble with a matte finish.Lighting plays a pivotal role in creating ambiance, with indirect lights hidden behind panels and marbles, creating mesmerizing reflections. Natural teak, white natural stone surfaces, and prestigious steel detailing dominate the exterior design.A stunning suspended staircase in the main saloon, connecting the bridge to the upper deck, stands as a testament to design innovation. The guest cabins share common materials for ceilings but incorporate personal elements like artworks sourced from worldwide travels.What sets Alchemy apart is the lobby-free layout, where a central staircase connects the main and upper deck saloons, allowing unobstructed views down the length of the yacht. The owners' cabin, forward on the main deck, combines functionality and luxury, with open closets integrated into the cabin space, creating an office area as well.Alchemy's galley, built for three chefs, and a wine cellar that holds hundreds of bottles elevate the onboard dining experience. A full-beam gym, a vast array of water toys, an open-air wellness room, and a panoramic spa pool on the sundeck cater to all guest desires.Rossinavi's unique approach to diesel-electric propulsion, paired with naval architect Philippe Briand's commitment to efficiency, gives Alchemy a slender hull that glides through the water with minimal resistance. This green and efficient design saves both fuel and emissions.Rossinavi is an Italian manufacturer of custom steel and aluminum superyachts 28m in size and larger. The Rossi shipyard was founded in the 1970s and is located in Viareggio.Credits: Rossinavi
September 25, 2023
Fraser Yachts has acquired a majority interest in Atalanta Golden Yachts (AGY), a Greek yacht management company headquartered in Athens. This strategic integration merges the expertise of AGY, led by founding member Popy Kaia, with Fraser Yachts Greece, under the guidance of Vassilis Fotilas. Fraser Yachts and its parent company, MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO), aim to enhance their collective capabilities and offer unparalleled regional and local insights to yacht owners, charter clients, and industry stakeholders.Fraser Yachts Greece teamAGY, established in 2006, manages 51 charter yachts in Greece, ranging from 21m to 95m+, including renowned vessels like O'Pari (95m), O'Ptasia (85m), O’Eva (60m), and the recently launched O'Rea (77m). Fraser Yachts, with over 75 years of industry experience, manages a client portfolio of yachts valued at over $5.8 billion and a fleet of more than 90 charter yachts, ranging from 24m to 90m+.Vassilis FotilasJohn Dragnis, principal shareholder of AGY, retains a significant interest in the newly combined operation. After a transitional period, the merged companies will operate as Fraser Yachts Greece as part of the broader Fraser Yachts Group. Greece, with over 2,700 days booked for 2023, remains the world's premier charter destination.Brett McGill, MarineMax Chief Executive Officer and President, highlighted the value of AGY's client network and relationships in expanding their luxury yachting offerings. John Dragnis expressed excitement about the growth opportunities created by this partnership. Vassilis Fotilas, Managing Director of Fraser Greece, emphasized their shared commitment to professionalism and client service.Popi KayaPopy Kaia, Charter Director at Fraser Greece, anticipates heightened visibility and promotion worldwide, enhancing their commitment to service excellence. Popy Kaia, an industry expert, has played a pivotal role in AGY's growth.This strategic collaboration strengthens Fraser Yachts' global presence and expertise while reinforcing the prominence of the Greek yachting market.Credits: AGY
September 25, 2023
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September 22, 2023