For those looking to new horizons, French shipyard Ocea has unveiled NEMO 50 ICE a megayacht intended to comply with Ice Class rules – a nod to its explorer credentials to allow owners and guests to experience the stunning landscapes of the Arctic or Antarctica in exclusive comfort.

Developed in conjunction with its partners Aldo Manna and designer Fulvio de Simoni, the 50m megayacht with a gross tonnage of 499 GT reflects the precision of Ocea’s core business: the design and construction of military ships.

Conceived to brave seas at high altitudes, the yacht features davits to enable the launch of rigid-hulled inflatable boats or landing crafts.

To indulge the guests’ space, privacy and long stays, accommodation has been designed for comfort. The owner’s apartment is a full-width design covering the fore portion of the main deck housing a private lounge which can be used either as a relaxation corner or as a study area. Living areas are exceptionally spacious on the main deck amidships.

The 33.5-metre four-deck concept is powered by two CAT C32 engines and has a top speed of 16 knots. Dedicated structural skegs protect the propeller shafts, propellers and two rudders in the event of a collision with an iceberg.

Designed to cater for ten guests and eight crew, NEMO 50 ICE also features a spacious engine room includes a six sqm fully-equipped workshop and a control room. These will be connected via a passageway to the crew quarters.

Ocea’s experience in building military ships will be brought to bear on the NEMO 50 ICE as the hull will be constructed from aluminium: an essential element in coping with Antartica’s icy waters and allowing seafarers, anticipating new adventures in much colder climes, to enjoy the views in luxuriating style.