The largest superyacht to be built in The Netherlands, the 110 metre Oceanco Y714, Jubilee, has been launched for the final stages of work to be completed.
The new build project was signed by Burgess in October 2012, with naval architecture by Azure N.A. and Oceanco, exterior styling by Igor Lobanov and interior design by Australian Sam Sorgiovanni. Delivery is expected to be in 2017. The Technical Consultancy Services division of Burgess will be acting as technical consultants and owner’s representatives.
The video above shot by MediaTV.nl shows the 110 metre motor yacht being launched stern first, very gently lowered into the Ijssel River with a host of staff workers on board and a crowd of onlookers on the bank, on 19 March. Floating high in the water, with the bathing platform several feet clear of the waterline and three-quarters of the bow bulb visible, it's easy to see how much work still needs to be completed. The video shows Port of Rotterdam tugs hauling the yacht into position.
Jubilee has been the first yacht to have taken advantage of Oceanco’s state of the art new facilities. The Dutch superyacht builder announced its expansion last year, which included building a new dry dock with a shed to accommodate yachts of up to 140 metres in length, measuring 62,000 sqm over land. The 33 metre-high building and dry dock, constructed in concrete and heavily insulated with integrated thermal and cooling systems, is said to be virtually impervious to outside weather and ground water temperatures.
Oceanco is also building the largest sailing yacht ever to be built in The Netherlands, Solar. The DynaRig sailing yacht features a unique array of green technologies highlighted by the ability to operate entirely on solar power. Delivery is scheduled for 2016.