Oceanco | Alblasserdam, Netherlands

Oceanco is a renowned builder of large superyachts, in the 80-140 metre size range. The company was founded in 1987, and today the shipyard has its base in The Netherlands. With a focus on larger yachts, the shipyard promotes Dutch build quality and collaborate with many notable names in the yachting industry to produce custom superyachts built in aluminium and steel.

Oceanco is a relative newcomer, but it has created some of the world’s most beautiful custom superyachts. Names like the recently launched 295’ are great examples, but the yard has also built technically advanced vessels like the 350 foot sailing superyacht, Black Pearl, with some of the most advanced sails ever designed. Its other award winners like Jubilee, Aquijo, and Infinity, retain their own unique DNA.

The Alblasserdam yard is working on 357’ Project Bravo, the first Oceanco with its proprietary LIFE design (lengthened, innovative, fuel-efficient, and eco-friendly). Bravo will combine hybrid propulsion, weight savings, and extra interior space in a package that could be a game-changer for yachting. “Our approach with Bravo was to maintain a stunningly sleek profile without sacrificing interior space,” says designer Dan Lenard. “The new exterior style concept is bound to create a new design stream.”

Oceanco has collaborated with celebrated yacht designers such as Terence Disdale, Nuvolari-Lenard, Espen Øino, Sam Sorgiovanni, Igor Lobanov, Tim Heywood and Andrew Winch. They combine Dutch craftmanship of old with the latest technology and promote an ethic throughout the company so that each person involved in the build process feels responsibility for the quality of the project.

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