The latest news on OCEA superyachts currently in build
by Raphael Montigneaux
News comes in of the arrival last week of the hull of the new Classic 72 at the OCEA yard in Les Sables d’Olonne.
The Classic 72 is derived from the Classic 85 named Akissi and launched in 2008. With her smaller size, she was designed by Joubert-Nivelt for an experienced owner who wishes to navigate with his family without crew or one crew member only. Built in aluminium, this pocket superyacht has a length of 22.65m. Her interior layout accommodates six guests in a full-beam master suite, a double and a twin cabin. Twin 330hp Cummins engines give an impressive range of 3,100 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 10 knots. The launch of the first Classic 72 is expected in Spring 2011.
And here's an update on the Commuter 155, the future flagship of the yard. The Commuter 155 is also designed by Joubert-Nivelt. With a displacement of 230 tons, this 47m all-aluminium superyacht will reach a top speed of 18 knots and a maximum range of 4,500 nautical miles at 10 knots. She will offer accommodation in a full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck and four further double guest staterooms on the lower deck. Special features include a helipad on the upper aft deck.
The yard confirms that the Commuter 155 is currently at the painting stage and will be ready for Spring 2011.