UPDATE, FEBRUARY 16, 2017: The name for Y715 is Barbara. Read on for our original article.
Mum’s the word for most facts behind Oceanco Y715, which splashed on Halloween. The owner of the 290-foot (88.5-meter) motoryacht is only allowing the shipyard to reveal scant details.
The styling and interior design are from a studio that has worked with Oceanco before. That studio: Sam Sorgiovanni Designs, which has earned a reputation for creating soft lines. If you follow Oceanco launches, then look to Nirvana, from 2012, and Anastasia, from 2008, for the companies’ prior collaborations. Sorgiovanni’s reputation for curves holds true with Y715.Despite the photo here not showing off her full profile, you can tell she lacks hard angles. Even ports within the steel hull, painted a rich blue, are elliptical.
No information is available on what Sam Sorgiovanni Designs created for the capacious interior of Y715. It’s easy to picture common areas and private staterooms being elbow-room-friendly, given the megayacht’s 48-fooot (14.5-meter) beam.
Oceanco expects sea trials to confirm a top speed of 18½ knots. Engineering and naval architecture is by its in-house team along with Azure Naval Architects.
To put the construction of Y715 into better perspective, the hull and superstructure arrived from Oceanco’s subcontractor in May 2015. Final outfitting is taking place now. Delivery should take place by the end of this year.