Oceanco’s new superyacht Project Shark hit the water last week after finally leaving her build shed in Alblasserdam. Previously the custom yacht builders who are based in the Netherlands had released very little information about this mysterious build, so her launch has created a real stir in the yachting community. Clocking in at an impressive 90 metres/295 feet, she is one of the world’s 200 largest superyachts.
Project Shark’s exterior design is the work of De Basto Designs, a Miami-based studio which was founded in 1995 and has designed over 250 yachts. The mark of chief designer Luiz De Basto is clearly visible in the clean, organic lines and graceful figure of the steel hull and aluminium superstructure. His passion for both cars and architecture has a big influence on his design work, as can be seen in Project Shark’s sporty, classic aesthetics which call to mind iconic automobiles.
A standout design feature is the large glass panels on the main deck which run from the floor to the ceiling both on the sides and the aft, creating light, airy interior spaces with a direct visual connection to the sea beyond. This feeling of spaciousness is also aided by a roomy beam of 14.2 metres/47 feet. Oceanco have yet to release her anticipated performance statistics, but she is powered by two sturdy 4,828-hp MTUs.
While details of her interior design have not been made public yet, Oceanco confirmed that Nuvolari Lenard is responsible for the styling across the four-deck superyacht. This Italian studio is made up of Carlo Nuvolari and Den Lenard who together have styled magnificent superyachts including Steven Spielberg’s 86 metre Seven Seas and the the 81.27 metre Alfa Nero where they created the superyacht industry’s first onboard infinity pool. Project Shark’s amenities will include 6 guest cabins which can accommodate up to 12 guests, a swimming pool on the bridge deck and expansive owner’s suite with private al fresco dining area on the upper deck.
Oceanco plans to complete the Project Shark’s final outfitting and sea trials before her anticipated delivery to her new owner in the summer of 2018.