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Oceanco are renowned for delivering some of the most aesthetically pleasing superyachts in the world. From their headquarters in Holland and sales office in Monaco, Oceanco pride themselves on delivering products that are unbeatable in terms of design, quality and innovation. Oceanco’s impressive team work closely with some of the most talented designers in the world, ensuring that their yachts are always one step ahead of the rest.
Their new concept, DP028, is a remarkable 110 metre superyacht based on an Oceanco hull, which is complimented by black glazing to make the yacht seem larger than it is. Moreover, the darkened glazing makes the yacht appear increasingly streamlined, which is quite an achievement given its size!
One of the most striking features about this 110m Oceanco crewed superyacht is her incredibly low stern, as well as her impressive deck structure. The design flow from the swimming pool on the main aft deck to the spa on the lower aft is visibly stunning, illustrating the attention to detail that has gone into the design of the whole yacht. Primadonna maximises the use of her decks, which flow beautifully into the entertaining spaces inside. This is clearly evident in the enclosed spa area on the lower aft deck, where guests can full relax, no matter what the weather is doing.
Accommodation is provided in 7 luxurious staterooms; the master suite takes precedent on the private owner’s deck, incorporating a large saloon, gym and even a private deck with its very own jacuzzi. The remaining 6 staterooms include 4 VIP cabins with private balconies, accommodating 18 guests in total. In terms of performance, Primadonna matches her luxurious accommodation with speed! The top speed is estimated to be 18.5 knots, which is achieved through the use of 4 x 4,290hp MYU 20V 4000 M73 engines.
The team at Boatbookings.com wait in great anticipation for the development of concept DP028. Oceanco will release a model of the stunning 110m superyacht in time for this years Monaco Yacht Show, which is one of the most important and exciting yacht charter shows in the world. Stay tuned for all of the latest yachting developments, including yacht reviews, new releases and our comprehensive destination guides.
Thailand is one of the hottest charter destinations around (figuratively and literally!) and with more and more super yachts available to cruise its pristine waters, it is the perfect destination for a luxury boat vacation.
Following her very successful summer in the Mediterranean, SUNRISE is heading East to Thailand and Malaysia for the winter. One of our favourites here at Boatbookings, she is a 53 m Oceanco with accommodation for up to 12 guests in 6 luxury staterooms and has been impeccably designed, crafted and furnished.
Her high levels of performance and comfort are complemented by the brilliant leisure facilities on board – ranging from an on deck Jacuzzi and fully equipped gym to two tenders and two jetskis. There is also a home cinema, bar and sun decks for your relaxation, while the lounge and study offer perfect spots for business affairs.
In such a beautiful boat you may be reluctant to set foot on dry land, but with destinations like the Phi Phi Islands, Phuket and and Pattaya at your beck and call, you would be crazy not to! Some of the best diving spots in the world are to be found here; guest can explore the exquisite turquoise waters where whale sharks, turtles and tonnes of tropical fish reside.
SUNRISE is available to charter from Phuket from the 20th December to the 5th of January, and from the 19th of January from Phuket or Langkawi.
For more information on available boats in the area, visit our Thailand Yacht Charter page
If you are heading to Monaco at the end of September then pay attention! Following up on our previous blog about the Monaco Yacht Show, here at Boatbookings we have put together a list of boats to look out for.
Walking around Monaco’s Port Hercules, you will be genuinely astounded at the size of these majestic machines. Expect to see yachts featuring jacuzzis, 40 foot tenders and possibly even a helicopter or submarine! These beautiful beasts of the sea exemplify the very best in craftsmanship and design.
First on our list is GIORGIA, a 37 metre luxury motor yacht from the esteemed Benetti label. A name that exudes understated elegance, style and comfort, Benetti have spared nothing in the build of this boat. Accommodating up to 10 guests in 5 luxurious and beautifully appointed en-suite cabins, she is ideal for family vacations around the French Riviera, Italy and Croatia. Her features include a top deck jacuzzi, bar and barbecue and zero speed stabilisers which make her one our favourite charter yachts around. Benetti have a range of stunning yachts at this year`s event – be sure not to miss LATITUDE or OCEAN PARADISE – at 52 metres and 55 metres respectively it would be pretty hard to!
Secondly, keep a look out for is WHISPERING ANGEL – a 5 cabin ISA 120. Having been built in 2008 it may seem surprising she has been included in this year`s show, however her full refit last year has made her the floating paragon of luxurious comfort. With a gorgeous al fresco dining area, splash pool on the flybridge, state of the art entertainment system and huge array of water toys, she is a great family or event boat for charter.
Finally, powerhouse Oceanco will be showcasing and unveiling several of their 80 metre and upwards range, including brand new Tim Heywood designed DANA and Nuvolari & Lenard designed RIALTO. These gorgeous Goliath’s of the ocean measure in at 105 and 110 metres, and will most likely steal the show.
Come and experience the splendour of the Monaco Yacht Show 2013!
For more information on the boats or enquiries about charters, do not hesitate to get in contact with one of the team at email@example.com
Oceanco's longest build in its new series to date, NIRVANA is now on sale. The 290ft mega-yacht that made her début at last year's Monaco Yacht Show as the largest yacht on display is now on sale for €230,000,000. There are only a few yachts that have been priced at more than this stunning yacht, including one made of gold, so that makes NIRVANA one of the most luxurious yachts on the market.
Spread over 6 decks, NIRVANA has 6 cabins to sleep 12 guests. On the main deck you will find the 5 guests cabins and the private owner's deck is accessible by the silver engraved elevator and a reptile house separates the bar and dining area in the salon.
On the main aft deck is the largest pool currently installed on any Oceanco yacht. The oval shaped pool measures 7.5m and has an adjustable depth of up to 1.4m; a variable jet stream means that you can get your exercise and swim laps without moving!
NIRVANA is fully equipped with gym, spa, plunge pool, 3D cinema and even two garages to store your supercar. NIRVANA also has a private heli-pad, so you can come and go as you please by air. She comes equipped with 10 jet skis, 2 11m tenders and a skiboat: what more do you need on board?!
Oceanco are renowned for being one of the leading luxury shipyards in the world and with the recent release of ST PRINCESS OLGA, is is clear to see why. The 85.6m luxury super yacht has made its maiden voyage from the Alblasserdam yard in Holland to Gibraltar, before being delivered to its new owner. There has been a great deal of secrecy around the production of this yacht, which looks set to break into the Top 100 largest yachts in the world at 56th place. ST PRINCESS OLGA’s exterior was designed by Igor Lobonov, whilst Alberto Pinto took charge of the interior. Get ready to expect lavish accommodation with a stunning master suite, as well as a beauty salon with hammam and a whirlpool.
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Oceanco built LAZY Z in 1997, but you’d never guess her age because this stunning superyacht is graced with a timeless beauty of design and blessed by an owner and crew who keep her meticulously maintained, from the smallest knob on up.
Interior spaces are furnished with an elegant simplicity of design, featuring plush carpeting, supple leather upholstery and rich Indonesian bubinga hardwood against a backdrop of soft silk paneling. The palette of warm wood tones and golden hues is relaxing and inviting. The wide central staircase is a stunning and unusual architectural feature.
LAZY Z has accommodations for twelve guests in 6 spacious staterooms with a special cabin designed to delight children, right down to the teddy bears. With a 29 foot beam the true full width master suite, from porthole to porthole, is wonderfully spacious and filled with natural light. There is also a dedicated gym and the elegant observation lounge is an inspiration.
Even the radio room on LAZY Z is impressive, housing racks of state of the art equipment, including the Kaleidescape entertainment system storing over 3,000 movies, a capacity that exceeds yachts twice the size of LAZY Z.
We are not surprised when we are told that there is nothing on the bridge that is more than 12 months old. The CCTV was upgraded ten months ago; two new radars were upgraded eight months ago. The Servowatch integrated ship control system, which monitors the main engines, generators, bilges, water tight doors, all of those sort of systems onboard, is just eight months old. From comfortable banquette seating guests can peer at the high tech electronic chart system and the forward facing sonar, which gives a 2D display of what the seabed is like ahead.
Out on deck, LAZY Z has fabulous seating under a huge shade awning, and surrounding the Jacuzzi pool, which is only a couple of years old, there’s lots of sunbathing and, of course, you cannot miss the slide. This is a huge hit with all charter guests who, we are told, opt to use it every day. The owner of the boat is 72 years old and he uses the slide, preferring to go down backwards or head first. It’s simply awesome, they’ve had girls as young as three slide down it.
It is quite evident why LAZY Z is a very busy yacht featuring charters in the Caribbean and Mediterranean directed toward young families who, at the end of their charter, eagerly book a slot for the following year. The youthful and energetic crew boasts a guarantee that if you are a charter client on this boat you’ll be back again next year. We have no doubt.
Boatbookings.com features an extensive selection of charter yachts for every destination, type of clientele and information on family charters. Here are a couple of helpful links:
Oceanco continues to push the envelope with futuristic superyacht designs distinguished by never-before-seen features and environmentally conscious engineering. Designed by Russian prodigy Igor Lobanov, Oceanco's 280 ft Project Y708 is no exception.
The ultramodern profile is intended to impart a sense of motion, even when the yacht is at rest, an illusion attributed to the aesthetic continuity of the elegantly angular, beveled superstructure. Exterior spaces include a magnificent 20' x 12' infinity pool that converts to a helipad, a feature first introduced in 2007 on Oceanco's award-winning 267' Alpha Nero, currently available for charter through Boatbookings.com.
Among many spectacular architectural features on Y708 are private guest balconies on each deck and ownerâ€™s compartments that incorporate two private decks with whirlpool and sunbathing area, bedroom suite, salon and study. Sweeping aft decks that include a beach club with guest sea terrace further expand voluminous interior spaces characteristic of Oceanco's Y-series.
In the last decade Oceanco has launched several distinguished yachts acclaimed for both innovative architectural design and cutting edge technology. At the Asia Boating Awards this May, Oceanco's fourth in the Y-series 280' Vibrant Curiosity was awarded Best Custom-Built Yacht. Among her many notable features is a three story sweeping vertical expanse of glass amidships.
Oceanco Yachts in the Y-series earn a place among the world's top 100 superyachts, including charter yachts 262' Amevi (Y701), 267' Alfa Nero (Y702) and 245' Anastasia (Y703), each designed to accommodate 12 guests. Please contact Boatbookings.com for charter information on these spectacular superyachts, and continue to check boatbloggings.com for updates on Project Y708, scheduled for delivery in 2012.
LOA: 280 ft
Beam: 49 ft
Draft Full Load: 13 ft
Fuel: 73,968 Gal. Engines: 2 x MTU 20V 4000
Stabilizers: Rolls-Royce retractable zero-speed stabilization
Please see Oceanco yachts for charter.