Italy’s Amer Yachts is building a 41m explorer by De Basto Designs and Optima Design that features an open foredeck for water toys deployed by integrated cranes.
Optima Design handled naval architecture
Italy’s Amer Yachts is building the Amer 41M Explorer, which features exterior and interior design by Luiz de Basto’s Miami-based De Basto Designs studio. Naval architecture and engineering are by Italy’s Optima Design, which is based in La Spezia and headed by Antonio Luxardo and Michele Zignego.
Scheduled for delivery in 2025, the explorer-style yacht has an overall length of 41.32m (136ft) and a beam of 9.76m (32ft), and features accommodation for 10 guests in five cabins and up to eight crew. It has a shallow draft of just 2.25m (7ft 4in), which Miami-based sales broker Juan Morillo, Amer’s US dealer, said was among key factors behind the sale.
Luiz de Basto designed the integrated cranes
De Basto’s exterior design is distinguished by a raised touch-and-go helipad forward of an open deck for storing tenders and toys, which can be launched and retrieved by two 8,000kg heavy-duty cranes integrated into the sides of the superstructure.
Other features include a high bow and an innovative steel hull in terms of shape and technology. Fitted with Volvo Penta D13 IMO III engines, the yacht features an advanced propulsion system able to significantly reduce consumption and emissions while ensuring silence and comfort on board.
The Amer 41M Explorer is due in 2025
The Amer 41M Explorer is expected to have a cruising speed of about 12 knots, a top speed of about 15 knots, and a range of 4,500nm at 11 knots.