Founded in 1987, Dutch yard Oceanco may be young but it has quickly become a leading custom yacht builder, producing some of the most iconic superyachts in the world. Key examples include the 106.7m three-masted sailing yacht Black Pearl and 82m Alfa Nero, which features an infinity pool that converts into a helipad and dancefloor. The yard now has a 34-strong global superyacht fleet with an average length of 73.7 metres and an average 1,900GT interior volume. Looking to the future, Oceanco has a bustling order book, with five upcoming deliveries. Two of these will be handed over in 2022 – the 127m Oceanco sailing superyacht Y721 reportedly commissioned by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, and the 117m Oceanco superyacht Y719, which recently hit the water for the first time and is now the largest yacht ever to be built in the Netherlands. BOAT rounds up the top 10 largest yachts built by Oceanco so far.
The flagship of the Oceanco fleet, the 110 metre Kaos was originally named Jubilee when it was handed over to its owner in 2017. In 2018, the yacht was sold and promptly began a year-long refit at Lürssen in March 2019 after which it was renamed Kaos. Exterior design comes courtesy of Igor Lobanov while the 4,501GT interior was penned by Reymond Langton Design. Equipped with two MTU 9,656hp engines, the yacht can reach speeds of 18.5 knots with a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 14 knots.
Delivered in 2018 to American owners, the 109 metre Bravo Eugenia boasts exterior design by Nuvolari Lenard and naval architecture by Lateral Naval Architects. Described as a “prime example” of Oceanco’s “new wave of forward-thinking yachts”, Bravo Eugenia features ais hybrid propulsion system with multiple operational modes. Elsewhere, the yacht features a 3,418GT interior penned by Reymond Langton Design.
Unmistakable on any horizon, the 106.7m three-masted DynaRig sailing yacht Black Pearl was first delivered in 2018 and features a beam of 15 metres and a draught of 6.8m. Exterior and interior design was penned by Nuvolari Lenard and Ken Freivokh, with Villate Design collaborating on the “Louis XVI” styled interior. Key features on board include Black Pearl’s three towering 70m carbon masts carrying 2,900 square metres of sail. Accommodation on board is for a total of 12 guests inside a 2,700GT interior which features a 4,000-bottle wine cellar and tasting room as well as a beach club with ceiling lights designed to mimic night-time constellations.
Ordered in 1997 and delivered in 2000, the 95 metre H has sailed beneath several different names including Al Mirqab, Indian Empress and Neom before it was renamed H in September 2019. In 2016, the yacht underwent a refit Turquoise, emerging with a new interior styled by Mark Berryman. Elsewhere, the yacht features accommodation for 12 guests inside a 3,176GT interior and is powered by three MTU 20V1163TB93 engines for a top speed of 25.5 knots and a range of 6,700 nautical miles at 18 knots.
Ordered in 2010, the 91.5m Tranquility was the first yacht built to PYC standard and was delivered four years later in 2014 when it was nominated for a World Superyacht Award nomination. Commercially approved to sleep 22 guests, Tranquility is an active charter yacht and boasts a massive spa amongst its star features, complete with a sauna, hammam, massage and beauty room. Tranquility was designed in-house and features a 2,999GT interior designed by Winch Design.
With shark-inspired exterior design penned by Luiz De Basto, the World Superyacht Award-winning 90 metre yacht DAR was first delivered in 2018 and features a 2,950GT interior decorated in art glass, sculptured panels and metal decoration. Built from a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, DAR is equipped with twin 4,828hp MTU 20V4000 M73L engines for a max speed of 20 knots. Accommodation inside the 2,950GT interior is for a total of 12 guests in six cabins.
The 90 metre DreAMBoat was designed by Espen Øino International, with an opulent interior by Terence Disdale Design featuring materials such as limestone floors, parchment, leather and mother-of-pearl. The yacht was delivered and attended the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show in 2019 and includes standout features such as a spacious sundeck with a Jacuzzi and outdoor cinema. Accommodation inside the 2,950GT interior is for a total of 23 guests and 33 crew.
Like DreAMBoat, the 2015 delivery of Infinity bears the exterior design stamp of Espen Øino International with an interior penned in collaboration between Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and David Kleinberg Design. Spread across five decks, the yacht is powered by twin MTU 20V4000M73 engines for a top speed of 20 knots while accommodation inside the 2,914GT interior is for 12 guests across a master suite, two VIPs and four double cabins.
Delivered in 2017, the 88.5 metre Oceanco superyacht Barbara was designed inside and out by Sam Sorgiovanni and is spread across four decks, with accommodation inside the 2,984GT interior for a total of 16 guests in eight cabins.
Nirvana is the oldest yacht in Oceanco’s top 10 largest yachts after being handed over to its owner in 2012. Like Barbara, this 88.5 metre yacht was designed inside and out by Sam Sorgiovanni with Oceanco and Azure Yacht Design and Naval Architecture handling the naval architecture. Spread across five decks, Nirvana features a flared bow and swooping exterior curve. The 2,786GT interior meanwhile is described as “jungle ambience”, with more than 200 materials used. This includes 10 different wood veneers, including eucalyptus, teak, oak and palm wood.