Her name is Ouranos. She’s an Admiral C Force 50 from The Italian Sea Group. And she’s the second megayacht to splash at the shipyard so far this year.
The 164-footer (50-meter) was commissioned by a repeat client. (The buyer had the previous custom megayacht constructed a few years ago, when the yard was known as Admiral Tecnomar.) Like the prior boat, the new Ouranos is meant for frequent family travel as well as charter. That’s among the reasons why she has a capacious beach club that includes spaces for massages and working out. The teak-laid beach club is further intended to be used both underway and at anchor. The latter times will see the transom and side hatches fold down for more of an alfresco experience.
Gian Marco Campanino, who collaborated with the yard’s in-house team on the interior, has given Ouranos a contemporary ambiance highlighted by leather and wood. Subtle shades of color and striking artwork appear throughout, too, from the upper-deck cinema area to the main-deck master and to the five guest staterooms below (three being VIPs, two with Pullman berths).
Most conversations about the design of Ouranos, though, will likely center around the large single panes of glass you see around amidships in the photo above. They delineate the main saloon and skylounge. The glass makes it seem as if this Admiral C Force 50 has two-deck-high windows. Note, too, that the bulwark flanking Ouranos’ side deck on the main level has a glass inset.
Glass plays a big role in the above-mentioned master suite, too. The six vertical ports you see forward on the main deck are full height. They should make Ouranos’ office and sleeping area extra welcoming.
Sea trials are expected to confirm a top end of 17 knots for this full-displacement, steel-hulled megayacht. Ouranos will be handed over in time for the owners to enjoy time in the Med this summer. She’ll then head to the Caribbean for the winter, where the tenders and toys stowed in the forepeak will get good use.
You can get a good look at Ouranos at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, where she’ll make her boat-show debut.