New Amer 70 Steel by Optima Design under construction


The family-owned Permare shipyard in Italy has begun construction on a custom 70m steel megayacht due for delivery in 2026.


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Optima Design sketch of the Amer 70 Steel megayacht


Italian shipyard Permare is building a custom Amer 70 Steel motor yacht designed by Optima Design, the La Spezia-based studio behind the recently launched Versilcraft SportAdventure 45 (click for article). The 70m steel megayacht was announced by the Amerio family, which owns the Permare Group founded in 1973 and the Amer Yachts brand of motor yachts, which it has built in Italy since the early 1990s.


Ordered by a European client and scheduled for delivery in 2026, the Amer 70 Steel is being built at the Permare shipyard in San Remo on Italy’s northwest coast, close to the border with France. Ligurian engineer Giulio Riva is the project director and has three decades of experience in the steel industry, working with the Permare shipyard on many major refits.


The 70m displacement hull features contemporary lines by Antonio Luxardo of Optima Design, which has also handled all the yacht’s engineering. The Amer 70 Steel is designed to have a low fuel consumption and generous volume ‘with aesthetic features that will make it stylistically innovative’. The interiors are by the Luxury Projects studio headed by CEO Laura Pomponi.


Permare, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, has a large Italian and international clientele due to its location in western Liguria, close to Monaco and the French Riviera.