First ‘sport utility yacht’ concept Nemo 44 revealed

2015-11-13By Sophia Heath

MC Yacht & CO International and French shipyard Ocea have revealed plans for a new sport utility yacht, the Nemo 44.

Designed by Fulvio De Simoni, Nemo 44 is an aluminium yacht with a 4,000 mile range and huge amounts of space for tenders and water toys.

The 44 metre superyacht has been designed to give any owner the chance to explore remote destinations while enjoying the comforts of a “floating resort”.

“The Nemo 44 can bring any discerning owner as close as possible to his preferred cay, with all amenities and comfort he may wish,” said Francesco Merenda from MC Yacht & Co. International.

Competitively priced well under 20 million euros, Nemo 44 has a beam of 9.15 metres and a draft of 1.95 metres. A total horsepower of 2800 mhp allows the yacht to reach 16 knots in fast-displacement pace, with a cruise speed of 12 knots. With both her hull and superstructure built in aluminium, she has a gross tonnage under 500 tons.

The Nemo 44 design has more than 300 square meters of open-air spaces including a 25sqm beach club, a swimming pool, and a Jacuzzi. The yacht will also have space to accommodate two tenders, a catamaran and a sailing or sportfishing boat.

Plans for the Nemo 44 interior include a 75sqm master suite with his- and her- bathrooms, a gym, and up to five double rooms with private en-suite. However, the owner can choose every detail of the fully custom superyacht’s interior and exterior décor.

“Nemo will offer her owner the incredible features in terms of open spaces, amenities and navigation range, all within a length of 44 meters,” said Francesco Merenda, general manager of MC Yacht & Co. International.

“The project by Fulvio De’ Simoni is something really innovative in the segment, with a unique look and many unqiue solutions. We are ready to go into production and to work along with the customer to make of Nemo a tailored dream come afloat”.

It would take 90 days for the Nemo 44 to be put into production at Ocea Yacht’s base and the yard estimates a build time of 24 months.