Superyacht project Y708 starts life at Oceanco

25 February 2011• Written by Raphael Montigneaux

Activity never stops at Oceanco. The 86m superyacht Seven Seas (Y706) was delivered few months ago, while well under way in the shed is the 87m project Y707, slated to launch at the end of the year, and just arrived at the yard is the hull for project Y708.

Y708's steel hull, built by Zwijnenburg, was united with its Aluship superstructure a few days ago. This 85.6m superyacht has naval architecture by Oceanco's in-house team working with Azure Naval Architects and exterior styling by Igor Lobanov. The interior will accommodate 14 guests in a split-level master suite, comprising a cabin with a balcony, gymnasium, hammam and beauty salon, and six further guests cabins, configured as two VIPs with private balconies and four doubles.

Y708 will be powered by twin MTU engines from the 20V 4000 M73L series. Producing 3,600kW each, they are projected to achieve a top speed of 20 knots.

Y708 is scheduled to launch in November 2012.