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Charter yacht of the week: the 86m Oceanco Man of Steel that kept the world guessing for more than 10 years

18 April 2024 • Written by Georgia Boscawen

Each week, we place a spotlight on the world’s finest superyachts for charter. This week, BOAT delves into the details of the 86-metre Man of Steel, the yacht that has maintained a sparkling reputation more than 10 years after her delivery…

After she hit the water in 2010, the 86-metre Oceanco, Man of Steel (ex Seven Seas), remained shrouded in secrecy. She cruised the world, teasing onlookers as to what lies beneath the surface, and with an exterior so commanding, people were longing to see her interiors. In 2021, the superyacht was sold, renamed and after more than 10 years in secrecy, was introduced to the charter market revealing her remarkable interiors and a long list of top charter credentials.

To this day, Man of Steel represents an exciting period for Dutch superyacht builder, Oceanco, with predecessors including 85.5-metre Sunrays (2010), 85.5-metre Vibrant Curiosity (2009), and 75.5-metre Wheels (2008), all who had the industry’s attention. 

Fast forward to 14 years later, and we can still see why these yachts were such mighty achievements as they are now mostly available for charter and each lies in immaculate condition.

Key Features

LOA: 86m
Year: 2010
Builder: Oceanco
Guests: 12
Crew: 28
Summer cruising: Western Mediterranean

Charter management: Ocean Independence

Contemporary and elegant; are the words that were often used to describe her hidden interiors across the world. Frustratingly, this gave nothing away, but now we see how few better worlds could be used to encapsulate these spaces, which are warm and welcoming thanks to her soft colour palate.

Created in collaboration between Nuvolari Lenard and Molly Isaksen, her interior spaces are filled with cream furniture and softened somewhat with light woods and loud contemporary art. Intricately designed indirect lighting helps to bring the spaces to life, giving the welcome impression of floating furniture and more natural light throughout. As you step aboard and head to the main saloon, guests will be presented with a huge space, centred around a large U-shaped sofa flanked by bookcases.

Persian rugs are placed upon oak flooring throughout the yacht, while cushions do well to inject colour into the space. She boasts a state-of-the-art private cinema with tiered seating and a 10-square-metre screen. Should guests wish to watch a movie under the stars, another outside projector plays onto a 4.5-metre glass wall by the infinity pool on the aft deck.

Widely recognised for her vast spa centre with a gym and resident therapist, those looking to keep up with the fitness routine can do so in the fully stocked gym, steam room, or with a massage on board.

Life on board Man of Steel

Accommodation on board is for 12 comprising the owner’s suite on a private deck with a Jacuzzi, a full-beam VIP, three doubles and one triple cabin on the main deck and a further sea cabin on the lower deck, which is big enough for three. The owner's cabin benefits from a huge walk-in wardrobe with white carpets, as well as an oak-panelled office for those who need to check in during their stay. The crew quarters meanwhile allow for a staff of 28.

Guests can arrive in style thanks to the touch-and-go helipad, and then spend their days on deck soaking up the sunshine in her two pools surrounded by sun loungers and al fresco dining spaces. With an aft deck that offers a colossal 250 square metres of space, it's easy to see why Man of Steel is an entertainer at heart.

Each of the decks is connected with a large glass elevator that can whisk guests from the sea cabin on the lower deck, right up to the sundeck at the touch of a button.

As you cruise the western Med, guests can relax at the main saloon bar sipping spicy margaritas bask in the sun on deck or in the Jacuzzi. Thanks to zero-speed stabilisers, cruising will be steady with little movement from the swell.


9.5-metre Hodgdon Sport tender
10.5-metre Hodgdon Limo tender
4.2-metre Zodiac Rescue boat
Sea-Doo GTX 300 Limited 300 Jet Skis
Jet ski attached flyboard
electric e-Foils
E-wave electric jet board
electric freeride board
Party Bana; Covered floating cabana with table and seating
Fun Air floating pontoon
Fun Air Inflatable jetski dock.
Inflatable trampoline
Lily pad floating pad
Clear bottom kayaks
Waterskis, mono skis and wakeboards
Bananas and inflatable towables
Nuclear Globe Complete SCUBA diving setup for up to 6 certified guests

Where will Man of Steel be cruising?

This summer, the 86-metre Man of Steel will be cruising the Western Mediterranean. For inspiration and charter itineraries take a look at our destinations section.

Man of Steel is available for charter with Ocean Independence with a weekly rate from €1,200,000

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