Italian boatbuilder Amer Yachts has installed Volvo Penta Easy Connect in their 94-foot superyacht, D’aria, making it the largest yacht to be connected to the app.
Volvo Penta Easy Connect provides users with data related to the engine, boat, and routes taken – directly to their smartphone or tablet – which can be viewed in real-time onboard or again when back on land. Since its launch on iOS in 2018, there have been several updates, including its introduction to Android devices, D1 and D2 engines all of which have expanded the benefits to a broader audience.
The D’aria yacht is the first superyacht with Easy Connect.
“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,” explains Barbara Amerio, owner of Amer Yachts.
“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 more effectively get involved and prepare for how to address it.