While a growing number of superyachts continue to be built with hybrid propulsion, Oceanco promises to become a record-breaker with its new 357-foot Project Bravo. The custom yacht, which was launched last week, is the first Oceanco to feature to the LIFE – Lengthened, Innovative, Fuel-Efficient, and Eco-friendly design. Not only is it designed around progressive naval architecture, but also a clever use of the hybrid engine configuration.
“The LIFE design’s use of advanced hybrid propulsion, which incorporates significant battery capability, is combined with a single-tier engine room that allows novel use of space for outstanding luxury accommodation,” says James Roy, director of Lateral Naval Architects. Roy also stated that the design principles produce a “harmonious balance” between the yacht’s weight, power, technical areas and interior.
Oceanco created several of the world’s most impressive bespoke yachts, such as its recent launches, including 295-foot Dar (ex-Project Shark), 350-foot Black Pearl, and 361-foot Jubilee, whileits 2007 launch, Alfa Nero, was one of the most recognized yachts of its time.
When it came to another revolutionary design, designers of Alfa Nero and many leading superyachts, were challenged with “raising the bar” on Project Bravo. “Our approach with Bravo was to maintain a stunningly sleek profile without sacrificing any interior space,” says Dan Lenard, a principle with the firm.
The Bravo features an open stern with a curved transom that slopes cautiously to the water, while the profile features floor-to-ceiling windows that define the mid-section across all three decks. Further adding to the Bravo’s aesthetics and fuel efficiency, the yacht’s hull appears slender from above.
UK-based Reymond Langton Design, the third member of the Bravo team, was responsible for the interior that matched the exterior. Pascale Reymond noted that her studio worked with artists and craftsmaen on the yacht’s bespoke art, fabrics and furniture. “It all creates a warm, inviting environment for the owner’s family and guests,” says Reymond.
While Oceanco has yet to release many details on the interior, such as the number of staterooms or the layout, the superyacht’s 53-foot beam was able to leave an astonishing amount of space for the designers to work around.
“This new exterior style concept is bound to create a new design stream,” says Lenard. “It is important to us that we started this new stream together with Oceanco.”