Oceanco Launches Largest Ever Superyacht in the Netherlands
Oceanco topped their own record books on Tuesday 2nd July with the launch of their 117 metre superyacht Project Y719. While still shrouded in secrecy, the huge superyacht project, designed by Espen Øino is not only the largest yacht currently being built in the Netherlands, but the largest yacht ever built by Oceanco.
Project Y719 was built at Oceanco’s Zwijnenburg shipyard, but since her launch has been moved to their outfitting facility in Alblasserdam to be completed by her scheduled delivery later this year. It is believed the motor yacht won’t be available for charter, but will offer accommodation for her owner and up to 24 guests in 11 staterooms. The five spacious teak deck spaces have been carefully designed to include a wide range of amenities including an outdoor bar, and plenty of areas for lounging. In addition it is believed Y719 will boast a beach club, gym, on-deck Jacuzzi, spa, swimming pool, tender garage, and touch-and-go helipad. Oceanco Y719 has a displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure.
While Project Y719 has topped the Dutch yard’s record books, it will be a short-lived glory the superyacht with two further 100+ metre yachts currently under construction. The 109-metre superyacht by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design (Project Y720) and the gargantuan 125-metre Project Y721 are both due for completion in 2022. Project Y721 will be the largest yacht ever built in the Netherlands. To put this in perspective, Oceanco’s previous average length of all 34 yachts delivered since 1993 is an impressive 73.1 metres.
The huge project comes on the back of Oceanco’s delivery of 90-metre superyacht DreAMBoat by Espen Øino International and interiors by Terence Disdale Design. According to the shipyard the yacht’s name is simple; the owner’s dream yacht. The owner stepped into the project at a point when the hull and superstructure had already been completed, and was taken with the classic elegance of the exterior lines which would complement a timeless interior.
Oceanco’s 90-meter motor yacht DreAMBoat is exactly what the name implies—the Owner’s dream yacht. The Owner stepped into the project at precisely the right time. With hull and superstructure already completed, he was able to save build and engineering time and still make the yacht his own.
The Owner was taken with the classic elegant and engaging exterior lines that would sustain a timeless appeal and found that the interior layout was perfectly suited to his intended use. The generous overhangs from the superstructure and cut-outs in the bulwarks lend a traditional yet strong appearance. DreAMBoat boasts a full carbon canopy mast house and mast, which forms an integral part of the overall design.
“At the outset the exterior design was intended to be understated and timeless,” says exterior designer Espen Øino, “working closely with Oceanco all the primary surfaces and details were created keeping this in mind. The result is one I think we all can identify with. At the launch she came out of the facilities looking strong and proud with a lot of presence. The exterior deck areas flow seamlessly into the interior spaces maintaining continuity and consistency. The external decks offer a variety of living spaces and experiences with the sun deck probably being the biggest in its class with ample space for entertainment and lounging both in the shade and in the sun. The fixed and loose furniture as well as the upholstery and cushions all provide an inviting and harmonious ensemble which complement the external design of the yacht very well.”
When asked about the interior, Terence Disdale is quoted as saying “Our interior design features many exotic finishes creating an harmonious and calm environment including surprise details to entertain the eye. We always strive to avoid the “big wow” factor that soon becomes boring. We believe that DreAMBoat with her quietly sophisticated interior is indeed a future classic.”
DreAMBoat has accommodation for up to 23 guests and crew’s accommodation for 33 members. A 6 metre-long swimming pool situated on the aft deck is a focal feature, with spacious decks, a partially enclosed sundeck and private Jacuzzi on the owner’s deck. With plenty of water toys and an outdoor cinema the yacht has been designed to suit the owner’s outdoor lifestyle and large family.
With the successful delivery of DreAMBoat, all eyes will now by on Project 719 as she enters her next phase of construction. Details are so far sparse, but with Oceanco teaming up with the winning partnership of Espen Øino and Terence Disdale, we can be sure that it’ll be worth waiting for. Watch this space.
Photos via Dutch Yachting.