Introducing Oceanic Yachts, Transoceanic Explorer Vessels
From the Robb Report Luxury Newswire
Oceanic Yachts is an exciting new line of yachts from Cantieri Navale di Ostia – Canados. A range of fast explorer vessels that range from 90 feet to 140 feet. The line is the result of a close interaction with the customers of the 66-year Italian builder and a constant monitoring of the global yachting market’s evolution.
Said interaction led to a brand-new philosophy whose main features are extended outdoor and indoor living volumes, ability to carry large toys and tenders, high performance and the ability to navigate at economic speed with low fuel consumption, and reduced overall operating costs.
In order to achieve the above it was necessary to rethink the fundamentals of the fast yachts concept. To ensure clients could achieve their goals, Oceanic Yachts designed and developed an innovative hull concept named "Displaning," a combination of the words ‘displacement’ and ‘planning.'
The “Displaning” hull concept offers the best of both displacement and semi-planning configurations, more specifically displacement at speeds under 14 knots and semi-planning above that speed. In general, displacement speeds offer low consumption and longer range, while semi-planning offers higher performance.
For propulsion the entry-level Oceanic Yachts 90’ is available in a diesel version with two Caterpillar C32 Acert engines coupled to conventional straight shafts (STS model). The hull design incorporates twin steps that significantly reduce the hydrodynamic resistance at cruising speed (24 knots) and produces a top speed of 27/28 knots.
The "DiElec" model, which stands for Diesel-Electric propulsion, is a true innovation of the Oceanic range. In this version, the 90' can run either on its two Caterpillar engines coupled to Fortjes pods with counter rotating propellers for speeds up to 28 knots or, alternately, on its two electric motors powered by generators.
The second Oceanic Yachts model that will be launched, the 140’, features a superstructure made of Aramat, a state-of-the-art material employed in aeronautics, an exceptionally light and strong combination. The 140’s power is provided by three MTU 16V2000 M94 engines, each producing 2,600hp. Two additional 120 kW Auxilia electric motors allow her to navigate in diesel-electric configuration at 8.5 knots with less than 50 liters per hour of fuel consumption. This yacht can be also run on conventional diesel power up to 28 knots.
What makes this yacht unique is the combination of diesel-electric engine with the "Displaning" high-performance hull concept conceived by Arrabito Naval Design. The twin-stepped hull reduces friction and increases low-speed performance and stability, thanks to a specifically designed bulb. The result is a 43-meter yacht capable of 4,900 nautical miles range at 8.5 knots, but also keen on cruising between 22 and 24 knots, with a top speed close to 28 knots.
As with Canados, each Oceanic Yachts’ product reflects the distinctive aspirations of the owners. Every single element is carefully designed, handcrafted for each boat and carefully selected or created bespoke by artisans, from furniture to the smallest details.