Oceanco sailing yacht Project Solar spotted on sea trials
by Chris Jefferies
Sold by Moran Yacht and Ship in 2012 and launched last September in the Netherlands, Project Solar features an innovative wave-piercing bow with design studio Nuvolari Lenard penning both the interior and exterior styling. With an LOA of 105 metres, she will become the largest Dutch sailing yacht to date when delivered later this year.
As the drone video footage below shows, Project Solar is a tri-deck sailing yacht. It is understood that she was built from a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. Accommodation for 12 guests is split across six cabins and her 15 metre beam allows for a total interior volume of 2,700GT.
Auxiliary power comes from a pair of Caterpillar diesel engines for a top speed of 17.5 knots. Built to Lloyd’s Registry standards, Project Solar has been registered in the Cayman Islands.
Further details are few and far between, with Oceanco remaining tight-lipped about this spectacular sailing yacht project, however, the raised pilothouse and extensive superyacht sundeck can be seen in great detail in this unofficial drone video.
Other projects currently under development at the Dutch yard include the 90 metre motor yacht Y717, the 88 metre Y715, and the recently launched 110 metre Project Jubilee, which is being managed by Burgess Yachts and will officially become the yard’s new flagship when she is delivered to her owner later this year.