PHOTOS: Guillaume Plisson
Every owner considers his or her yacht a dreamboat. But rare is the person who christens her “dreamboat”—or, in the case of the newest Oceanco, DreAMBoat. The 295-footer (90-meter), a.k.a. Oceanco Y716, splashed yesterday.
With a 47-foot (14.2-meter) beam, the megayacht also has significant volume, 2,950 gross tons. These should ensure commodious accommodations for nearly two dozen guests, along with 33 crewmembers. Augmenting the look and feel inside, DreAMBoat shows off multiple oversize vertical and horizontal panes of glass. Of course, the goal is to permit plenty of natural light to come inside, while simultaneously encouraging the owner and guests to enjoy the world outside.
Speaking of outside, DreAMBoat shows off styling by Espen Øino. The design studio strove to meet the owner’s request for “is a yacht with clean, uncluttered lines and a coherent design,” Espen himself says. Note, for example, the overhangs aft, shading each alfresco area. Bulkhead cutouts, meanwhile, are enough to maximize views from inside without detracting from the overall profile.
It should come as no surprise, then, that the interior similarly eschews clutter. Here, Terence Disdale Design creates an atmosphere highlighted by natural woods, limestone soles, semi-precious stones, leathers, mother of pearl, and even parchment. In addition, from furnishings to lighting, DreAMBoat shows off abundant custom-made components. This applies from the guest accommodations to the owner’s deck (with a private hot tub outside) and farther up to the partially enclosed sundeck (also with a hot tub).
Sea trials should begin soon. No details are available on the megayacht’s anticipated performance. Regardless, she features twin 4,828-hp MTUs. DreAMBoat sees delivery in time for the summer season. Interestingly, she is the shipyard’s 33rd launch since it opened its doors in 1987.