New photos of Fincantieri 140m yacht Ocean Victory
by Risa Merl
The 140 metre superyacht Ocean Victory was highly secretive during her build at Fincantieri – to the extent that the Italian yard never released any photos of the massive yacht after her launch or delivery in December 2014. Now pictures have emerged of Ocean Victory cruising in Singapore, showing off her beautiful lines by Espen Øino.
Delivered on December 5 at the Fincantieri yard in Muggiano, Ocean Victory garnered a great deal of attention despite her owner’s wishes for privacy. She is the largest yacht to built in Italy and one of the 10 largest yachts in the world, coming in at number nine in the list of Top 200 largest yachts in the world.
At the time of launch the only photo available was this spy shot below, but the new photos of Ocean Victory show the sizeable yacht on the water in all her splendour.
Fincantieri’s hull 6218, Ocean Victory is built to SOLAS regulations, which allows for up to 36 guests to be accommodated. Among the features to be found on Ocean Victory's seven decks are a helideck with lifting platform and internal helicopter hangar, floodable tender garage capable of hosting a 14 metre craft, an underwater observation room, no less than six pools and a 300 square metre spa area. The interior design is by the late Alberto Pinto.
Ocean Victory’s owner was introduced to the yard by broker Alex Lees-Buckley of Camper & Nicholsons International in late December 2009, and it represented the largest new project signed since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008. The 140m Fincantieri superyacht was signed by Camper & Nicholsons in 2009 and construction began in September 2010.
Alex Lees Buckley, who also oversaw the project for the owner, said, “The customer has strongly appreciated this experience, closely following all its stages. He was accompanied by a team of highly qualified professionals and has expressed its utmost satisfaction both for the final result and for the excellent relationship which has been established with Fincantieri Yachts.”
Fincantieri’s CEO, Giuseppe Bono, said at the time of her delivery, “With Ocean Victory we had to put ourselves to the test every day from all points of view. Given this really exciting result, I can proudly say that we have been able to meet the challenge in an excellent manner – a ship that is going to represent Italy’s highest expression of technology.”