A risk undertaken by Oceanco paid off, for both the shipyard and the happy owners of DreAMBoat. The builder started a 295-footer (90-meter) on spec, fully anticipating a customer would appreciate the shortened delivery time. The owners, meanwhile, leveraged the ability to personalize the entire interior and make some minor other changes. It’s because the metal hull and superstructure had just received a coating of fairing compound when they visited the yard. Eighteen months after they first laid eyes on her, DreAMBoat is embarking on her maiden voyage.
Oceanco’s 33rd launch in its 33-year history, the megayacht bears styling by Espen Øino International. The look eschews fussiness, while still providing the owners and their multi-generational family abundant luxury space inside and out. The 47-foot (14.2-meter) beam certainly assists in that regard, too. Terence Disdale Design worked with Øino for the space planning, to ensure up to 23 passengers could enjoy time together.
Some of the areas you can expect them to enjoy the most include a partially enclosed sundeck. Besides offering plentiful seating, it features an alfresco cinema. In addition, DreAMBoat offers a spa on the bridge deck, with a hydro-massage tub. There should be smiles from ear to ear thanks to the watertoys and, even better, a custom diving board. More splashing and swimming can take place in the main aft deck’s pool. Dimensions: 20 by 10 feet (6 by 3.1 meters), and about 5 feet (1.44 meters) deep.
Disdale handled decor as well, gracing DreAMBoat with what he terms a “quietly sophisticated interior.” Limestone soles pair with wood paneling, for instance, while semi-precious stone tops vanities. Additional accent materials include leather, mother of pearl, and parchment. “We always strive to avoid the ‘big wow’ factor that soon becomes boring,” Disdale adds.
With a crew of 33, the 2,950-gross-ton DrEAMboat stands out for one more important fact, on a technical front. She received the ECO-IHM notation from Lloyd’s Register. ECO is a voluntary set of standards for environmental ship design, construction, and operation, beyond statutory requirements. IHM, meanwhile, stands for Inventory of Hazardous Materials. It covers the life of a vessel, from construction to eventual scrapping at the end of her useful life.
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