80m Grand Ocean begins extensive exterior refit
by Miranda Blazeby
The 80 metre superyacht Grand Ocean is currently undergoing an extensive exterior refit that will see the yacht’s aft extended by 5.5 metres.
The refit comes after the yacht underwent an interior overhaul in 2017, which saw the addition of a main-deck dressing room, fresh carpets and upgraded upholstery.
As well as the aft extension, the 2019 exterior refit will see the master cabin moved to the upper deck bow with a dedicated terrace and small pool.
SSH Maritime also revealed that the swimming pool will be moved to “a sunnier area” and external areas will generally be increased.
All interior furniture will be customised to match the yacht’s “fresh and contemporary taste”.
Italian designer Christian Grande, who is leading the refit, said the works would preserve the yacht’s heritage.
“We chose to emphasise the classic, plain language which makes Blohm & Voss works recognisable; we accomplished to align the boat with the needs of present-day owners with a few, significant gestures in a new, exciting synthesis.”
Delivered in 1990 by Blohm + Voss as Golden Odyssey II, Grand Ocean features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure.
The four decked full displacement yacht can accommodate a total of 12 guests in six cabins with 25 crew members on board.
Power comes from two 2868.0hp Deutz-MWM SBV12M628 diesel engines for a top speed of 18 knots.
Listed for sale with SSH Maritime/ Konstantinos Ladas, Grand Ocean is scheduled for post-refit delivery in 2020.