Private Preview 2007: Oceanco 702
Subtle is not the adjective that will jump to the tongue when Oceanco introduces its 702 superyacht next summer. At 269 feet long and almost 47 feet wide, this boat will turn heads when it pulls into any port, even one where the locals are as jaded as they are in Monaco, the site of the company’s headquarters.
Over the past four years, Oceanco has launched a series of dazzling vessels, including the 203-foot Lady Christina, the 205-foot Lady Lola, and the 193-foot Pegasus, a Robb Report Best of the Best honoree in 2002.
Similar in size to the company’s latest launch, Oceanco 701, the 702 is notable mainly for the design of its superstructure. The stern is long and low, lending a streamlined appearance to the boat, giving passengers easy access to the sea, and providing room for an expansive aft deck. The ship’s designers, Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard, describe this deck, which will include an infinity pool, as a “beach club”—the yacht’s “garden, its outdoor space, where guests can enjoy the sea and the bèl tèmpo [fair weather] in Mediterranean style.” Above the aft deck will be a more traditional deck that will feature a glass-enclosed family dining area with a 200-degree view. The glass can be opened when the tèmpo is bèl.
A master suite, two VIP suites, two double guest cabins, and one twin guest cabin will provide room for as many as 12 passengers, while additional cabins will accommodate two dozen or more crew. An aft garage will have space for a 39-foot custom tender, two 20-foot service tenders, and plenty of toys. A two-level engine room will house a pair of 16V 595 diesel engines, which will drive the boat to a maximum speed of about 21 mph. With a 245-ton fuel capacity, the Oceanco 702 will have a range of 6,330 miles while cruising—past awestruck onlookers, no doubt—at 16 mph.