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Amer Yachts and Volvo Penta continue collaborative efforts towards sustainability

Volvo Penta is accelerating its efforts to reach zero emissions and be a leader in sustainable power solutions.

One of the focus areas in the Volvo Penta sustainability plan is underwater noise, which has adverse effects on marine life, particularly marine mammals.

Amer Yachts and Volvo Penta have been close partners for many years. Both companies have shared sustainability values and they have worked together to realise them.

Recently, Cetena, an Italian research company in the maritime sector, conducted a study on noise pollution on behalf of Amer Yachts. The study analysed the underwater noise generated by Amer 94 and Amer 100 while navigating, both equipped with Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System.

“Sustainability is important to our philosophy and we have been working hard to bring a change in the yachting industry for several years as we know that yacht-builders are important players in changing customers’ attitudes,” said Barbara Amerio, owner of Amer Yachts.

The results from Amer’s noise study are a great addition to Volvo Penta’s ongoing research. Currently, Volvo Penta is undertaking an advanced engineering project which includes developing a testing method for measuring underwater noise as well as running noise tests themselves to understand the causes of different noise sources.

“It’s great to see customers like Amer leading the industry towards sustainability,” said Johan Inden, Head of the Marine Segment at Volvo Penta.

“The results of the investigation will contribute in a great way to our research and we want to continue in this collaborative mindset to learn together.”

“We want to keep going forward, and the test to continually be more sustainable as a company and industry is a challenge we set ourselves. Our efforts go so much further when we work collaboratively and we look forward to continuing to do so,” concluded Ms Amerio.