D’aria, a 94-foot yacht built by Italian boatbuilder Amer Yachts, has become the largest yacht to be connected to Volvo Penta Easy Connect, an app that provides all navigation, boat and engine-related data to smartphones and tablets.
The Amer 94 will be exhibited at the Super Yachts Extension in the Cannes Yachting Festival, slated to kick off tomorrow and run through Sept. 15 at Vieux Port and Port Canto. The display will give attendees an opportunity to view the Amer 94, as well as explore the Volvo Penta app and its new updates, including its implementation on Android devices, and expansion to D1 and D2 engines.
“Easy Connect is a useful tool for planning and simulating trips and transfers, monitoring engine hours and navigation, all easily from the app on your tablet,” said Barbara Amerio, owner of Amer Yachts, in a statement. “Each crew member – as well as the guests – can take part in the data monitoring experience in a simple and intuitive way.”
The data can be shared with other users or social networks; or, in the case of a technical issue, the ground service staff can get involved and prepare how to address it, said Amerio.