PHOTO: Hans Esveldt/

Oceanco Y708 on the Move

PHOTO: Hans Esveldt/

Residents of Rotterdam got quite the eyeful last evening as Oceanco’s newest megayacht, the 280’8” (85.6-meter) project Y708, was towed past offices and apartments alike.

Y708 started construction in 2010. After her steel hull and aluminum superstructure were joined, the megayacht was loaded into Oceanco’s build sheds in February 2011 for final outfitting.

Y708 bears exterior styling by Igor Lobanov, a designer who has collaborated with a few megayacht builders on concept projects in recent years. Naval architecture is by Oceanco’s in-house team along with Azure Naval Architects. Well-known interior designer Alberto Pinto is also involved with the megayacht project.

While it’s not visible in the photos taken so far, a long pool should be on Y708’s aft deck, judging from early renderings. It’s similar to some earlier Oceanco megayacht deliveries. Y708 should also have five guest staterooms, including VIPs, plus an expansive master suite.

Few other details have ever been released about Y708, though one does stand out. The megayacht is expected to receive the Environmental Protection notation from Lloyd’s Register. In brief, it’s based on Lloyd’s voluntary Rules for Environmental Protection, governing operational pollution. Nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, ballast water, refrigerants, and more are covered by it.

Y708 should be delivered by the end of the year.

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