Plenty of design concepts purport to target the upcoming generation of yacht buyers and charterers. Simultaneously, many of these same designs tout diesel-electric propulsion as the future. However, most concepts still follow conventional layouts. And, as much as diesel-electric is growing in yachting, it’s not advanced technology. Oceanco has a new initiative, Oceanco NXT, to
She remains under wraps in terms of her name, her anticipated delivery date, and even details about her accommodations and interior design, too. However, the Oceanco 109-meter (nearly 358-footer) that arrived at the company’s Alblasserdam shipyard a few days ago is newsworthy for much more than her secrecy. In fact, this same project christened
For the past five days, people in the UK have been buzzing about a particularly large yacht tying up in the River Thames. Seeing Bravo Eugenia in London is unusual indeed, since the city doesn’t typically see many vessels of this size. While most of the major media coverage has focused on her luxury features,
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