You’ve heard of sport-utility vehicles; now meet a sport-utility yacht. That’s the nickname for the OceaNemo 44. Like the cars, the megayacht model boasts big spaces and big-range capabilities.
The concept for the OceaNemo 44—and a full Nemo range, whose details are pending—came from Aldo Manna. Manna is the head of MC Yacht & Co., which started as a brokerage and yacht-management firm, recently adding project management. For him, the designer Fulvio di Simoni and Ocea Yachts were natural choices to create the OceaNemo 44, based on long-standing relationships with both.
Aluminum is the material of choice for the 144-foot (44-meter) OceaNemo 44. She’ll be 360 gross tons, too, simplifying regulatory requirements. All engineering is already complete, so you can personalize the interior and on-deck areas. The 30-foot (9.15-meter) beam lends itself well to five staterooms for a party of 10, plus eight crew in five cabins. Look carefully at the renderings above and below, and you’ll see an open lounge (better shown below).
The OceaNemo 44 should see a 4,000-nautical-mile range at 10 knots. Range is still good at the anticipated best cruise of 12 knots: 3,500. With 13,209 gallons (50,000 liters) of fuel aboard, she therefore will be ready to take you to far-flung places. Twin Caterpillar engines will provide power.
Getting there is half the fun with this sport-utility yacht, whose draft is 6’4” (1.95 meters). So, once you arrive at your destination, the rest of the fun begins. Offload the tender (max 24’6”, or 7.5 meters) from the garage and go exploring. Or, grab one of the toys from the half deck of secondary tender space aboard. Put a sportfisherman, a sailboat, or even a catamaran here. Ocea Yachts and Fulvio di Simoni have even collaborated with FunAir to ensure its inflatable diversions (say, a slide or climbing wall) can deploy over the side, too.
Overall, 3,229 square feet (300 square meters) of alfresco areas are aboard the OceaNemo 44. They include space for a beach club, a hot tub, plus a pool, in addition to the above-mentioned toy stowage.
The price for the megayacht: less than €20 million ($21.5 million at press time).