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Four years after construction started, Ocean Victory is in the hands of her owner. She marks the largest yacht project to date from Fincantieri and the largest megayacht overall ever built in Italy. LOA: 459 feet (140 meters).
Ocean Victory, long referred to simply as project Victory, was signed in 2009, while Serene (pictured) was still in build. Fincantieri was, and still is, a newcomer to yachting. The company has more than two centuries of experience in ship construction, primarily cruise ships and naval ships. It formed the Fincantieri Yachts division to focus on megayachts measuring more than 262 feet (80 meters). While most people consider the 439-foot (134-meter) Serene, delivered in 2011, its first megayacht, Destriero preceded her by two decades. That 220-footer (67-meter) could achieve 60 knots and set a speed record for crossing the Atlantic in 1992—a record that still stands.
Fincantieri has not been permitted to release images or much information about Ocean Victory, outside of a few details. Espen Øino penned her external lines, while Alberto Pinto fashioned the interiors. The yacht features a helicopter hangar with a rising platform that forms the helipad. The primary tender can drive right into the tender garage, while nearly a dozen huge hatches open for various other functions.
Ocean Victory also lets the owner and guests enjoy underwater vistas without ever having to depart her decks. It’s thanks to an underwater observation room. They additionally get to indulge in a spa encompassing more than 3,229 square feet (300 square meters).
Ocean Victory was built in compliance with SOLAS regulations and Lloyds classification.
Giovanni Romano, the head of Fincantieri Yachts, says the completion of Ocean Victory shows it can compete on the global megayacht stage. It remains committed to its niche. In fact, Fincantieri has now turned its attention to promoting Skyback, a concept created with Cor D Rover. She measures 263’8” (80.4 meters), has a 46-foot (14-meter) beam, and rises six decks high. A foredeck helipad, a vertical bow, and pairs of floor-to-ceiling ports characterize her design. Skyback has what Fincantieri calls a “crystal beach,” a glass enclosure that extends out over the aft-deck pool, much like a greenhouse. This allows the area to be heated or air conditioned, therefore usable in any climate. The design is further patented. To see it in action, visit the Fincantieri YouTube channel.