With the assistance of a few tugboats, the semi-confidential Oceanco Y722 yacht project headed for her next major outfitting period earlier this week. This will be not just one of the shipyard’s largest deliveries, but also a superyacht set to advance scientific discoveries.
Due to contractual agreements, at least currently, her real name is not available. However, Oceanco and her owners’ team have confirmed an LOA of 364 feet (111 meters). That’s about 50 feet “smaller” than the recent Oceanco delivery Koru, for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The team further shares that the owners intend to have the yacht support scientific research and exploration. Although specifics are still being kept close to the vest, reported “innovative technologies” aid in the scientific focus.
The video footage, shot while the Oceanco Y722 yacht headed from Rotterdam to Dordrecht, The Netherlands, reveals a few exterior-design highlights. The superyacht has a softly rounded bow with classic flare, for example. She further has an elongated main aft deck, leading to twin stairways to the deep swim platform. Her transom recesses off the platform, too. Overall, the project appears to have five decks.
The engineering package is noteworthy, too. Dan Morgan, managing director of YTMC, serving as the owners’ technical representatives, says, “Y722 will certainly be something to be seen… but not heard.” Extra attention is being paid to sound and vibration reduction, from the aluminum superstructure and hull to insulation, equipment, system integration, and mountings.
As for the interior, the focus is on collective learning. It’s further on challenging traditional superyacht norms. For instance, there’s a combination of a dining room and a crew mess on one of the decks. Given an overall layout for 22 guests and 33 crewmembers, it should be more than ample. On a related note, crew accommodations should further be ample, with “enhanced” cabins, plus gyms and wellness areas.
Charlie Birkett, the CEO and co-founder of Y.CO, which also represents the owners, sums the Oceanco Y722 yacht up as “an exciting project which, we hope, will become a precedent for greater learning, equality and sustainability in our industry.” Sea trials and delivery are in 2025.
More About the Oceanco Y722 Yacht
LOA: 364’2” (111 meters)
Beam: 52’5″ (16 meters)
Draft: not available
Guests: 22 in 11 staterooms
Engines: not available
Range: not available
Stylist: Oceanco & Espen Øino International
Naval Architect: Oceanco & Lateral Naval Architects
Interior Designer: Mark Berryman Design