As one of the world’s finest yacht builders, Oceanco's yachts are technically accomplished and aesthetically distinctive; built to standards that no other shipyard exceeds. Unsurpassed Dutch engineering by the most talented craftsmen, allied to the highest specifications and the most sophisticated equipment: Oceanco continues to push the boundaries of the superyacht concept with the 85.60m / 280.84ft, Igor Lebanov designed Y708.
Oceanco has recently been acquired by Mohammed Al Barwani, a private investor, who is based in the Sultanate of Oman. Barwani has interests in oil, gas, manufacturing, and minerals in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific through MB Holding Company LLC as well as investments in various other diversified assets. Barwani has a deep love of the sea and has owned a variety of motoryachts. Extremely enthusiastic about his new aquasition, he says, “I see Oceanco as a great brand. The company offers an outstanding growth opportunity as the world economy recovers."
"Oceanco’s order book is healthy and the business shows a strong balance sheet” states Barwani, who has a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University of Ohio and a Masters degree in Petroleum engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, with a firm grasp of projects and systems. Barwani goes on to say, “Oceanco will not only continue to construct outstanding yachts, but it is my intention to take the Oceanco brand to the next level.“
Marcel Onkenhout, former Deputy Managing Director of Oceanco, who has been with the company for 16 years, was recently appointed as the new CEO, replacing Eel Kant. The management and engineering teams remain unchanged. Project Director Arie van Andel, who has been with Oceanco from inception, is continuing to push the limits of invention with every build. And Dirk de Jong, who previously worked with Oceanco, has returned as the R&D design project manager. This team, along with marketing managers Michele Flandin and Paris Baloumis will ensure a seamless transition as the business moves forward under new ownership.
Oceanco has been building award-winning megayachts since 1990. In 2000, the yard launched the 95-meter Indian Empress (ex Al Mirqab), its largest build to date. In 2002, under the leadership of its former owner, Oceanco escalated its market plan and started building stylish, futuristic yachts over 80 meters in length. Oceanco has the distinction of having built the largest yachts in Holland, but they are mostly known for their quality and technology.
Oceanco’s design offices are in Monaco and the shipyard is in Alblasserdam, Holland. The company works with a wide range of top international designers and naval architects. The latest yachts from the shipyard are the 85.5-meter "Vibrant Curiosity", launched in 2009 and the 85.5-meter "Sunrays", launched in 2010. There are several more "Y-series" boats in build, on the drawing board or berthed in glass sheds as near life-size models. There are currently three extraordinary yachts over 80-meters under construction at Oceanco with a fourth in the planning phases. Plans are also underway for the construction of a new shed that can accommodate yachts up to 110-meters in length
Oceanco’s design offices are in Monaco and the shipyard is in Alblasserdam, Holland. The company works with a wide range of top international designers and naval architects. The latest yachts from the shipyard are the 85.5-meter "Vibrant Curiosity", launched in 2009 and the 85.5-meter "Sunrays", launched in 2010. There are several more "Y-series" boats in build, on the drawing board or berthed in glass sheds as near life-size models. There are currently three extraordinary yachts over 80-meters under construction at Oceanco with a fourth in the planning phases. Plans are also underway for the construction of a new shed that can accommodate yachts up to 110-meters in length.
On Y708, each deck will have its own balcony allowing guests to enjoy themselves in complete privacy. The owner of Y708 will have two private decks offering breathtaking panoramic views both aft and forward. In addition to a private sun deck with a whirlpool and a sunbathing area, the owner’s deck comprises a suite, salon, study and an aft open deck.
Y708's beveled, angular aluminum superstructure offers up to 12 guests unprecedented comfort and luxury. The welded steel hull accommodates a spacious, two-level engine room which houses two MTU 20V 4000 M73L main engines generating 3,600kW each – sufficient to power Y708 along at up to 20 knots.
Y708 will feature a separate beach club with a guest sea terrace and entrance platform. The 6.4-meter x 3.6-meter swimming pool converts into a helicopter platform, much like the system found on the previously launched "Alfa Nero".
Naval Architect: Oceanco / Azure
Exterior Designer: Igor Lobanov
Interior Designer: Alberto Pino
Length Overall: 85.60m / 280.84ft
Beam Overall: 14.20m / 46.59ft
Draft Full Load: 4.00m / 13.12ft
Hull Construction: Steel
Superstructure Construction: Aluminum
Gross Tonnage: Approximately 2,600
Classification: Lloyds Register, Notation 100A1 SSC Yacht Mono
G6+ LMC UMS SCM EP / Administration MCA (LY2)
Maximum Speed: Approximately 20 knots at half load conditions
and MCR Range Approximately 6,900 nautical miles at 14 knots
Fuel Capacity: Approximately 280,000 liters / 73,968 US gallons
Engine Type: 2 x MTU 20V 4000 M73L, 20 cylinder turbo charged diesel, 3,600kW / 4,828 bhp at 2,050 rpm
Generator: 2 x MTU 8V2000 M50A diesel generators (332kW) and 1 x MTU 12V2000 M50A diesel generator (498kW)
Stabilizers: Rolls-Royce retractable zero-speed stabilization
Bow thruster: Frequency controlled electrical driven transverse thruster (400kW)
Stern thruster: Frequency controlled electrical driven retractable and rotatable stern thruster (286kW)
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