Off-roading in remote locales. Exploring the poles with marine biologists leading your trips. Even growing coral aboard to help restore reefs. These are some of the possibilities afforded by Esquel, a sophistication-meets-science superyacht. The 345-footer (105-meter) is the newest concept from Oceanco, encouraging customers to go farther. What’s more, input came from more than just
A cold, crisp morning greeted Project Bravo as she slipped out of her build shed at Oceanco this weekend. The 357’6” (109-meter) megayacht is one of the most highly anticipated launches from the Dutch builder, and overall, this year. It’s not just due to her LOA, either. It’s due to the promise of pioneering features.
In 2008, James Roy, who created the yacht-design division at BMT Nigel Gee, made his first visit to Oceanco. According to Roy, the yard’s CEO, Marcel Onkenhout, pointed out the window at an empty lot and declared that it would build yachts in excess of 90 meters (295 feet). In fact, the two companies discussed