French shipyard OCEA has launched its latest 32.7-metre Ocea Commuter 108 at its shipyard in Les Sables-d’Olonne, France. Christened Araok II, the aluminium yacht is the fourth in its Commuter 108 series and the tenth vessel launched by the shipyard to date.
The Pierre Frutschi design has been customised to meet the specifications of its owner, which include the ability to cross oceans and to travel freely through emission control areas designated by the International Maritime Organization, such as the North American coasts, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
According to the yard, “reducing the boat’s environmental footprint was the guiding principle behind the entire design.”
The yacht also meets the owner's expectations in terms of equipment and the onboard use of space, with a wide swim platform providing access to the lazarette. Accommodation will be for eight guests in five cabins housed within the yacht's 6.8-metre beam, with complement for a crew of four.
The twin 600BHP IMO Tier III-compliant engines can reach top speeds of 15 knots, with a range of 4,000 nautical miles at an economical speed of 10 knots. The yacht will also be equipped with the “latest generation of batteries”, allowing it to cruise at night without the need for generators.
Araok II began construction in the summer of 2021 and is due for delivery later this year.