Renowned for their high-quality craftsmanship, their builds are amongst some of the most highly sought-after superyachts for sale and charter. Specializing in premium craftsmanship of some of the largest superyacht builds in the world, Oceanco’s continuous evolution in the design, engineering and construction of their vessels has made them one of the most successful builders in the large superyacht sector.
The famed brand is a relatively new-comer to the yachting industry having been founded in 1987. However, in their short existence, they have delivered a number of award-winning superyachts, including their largest to date – the 360-foot (110m) JUBILEE, and have a number of even larger vessels in build. Their huge success can be, in part, be attributed to their uncompromising Dutch engineering, meticulous attention to detail and collaborations with some of the world’s leading superyacht designers.
Specializing in luxury yacht builds in steel and aluminum ranging from 260-feet (80m) up to 460-feet (140m), the Oceanco shipyard is located in Alblasserdam, in the western part of the Netherlands, with a design and sales office in Monaco. Oceanco originated in South Africa in 1987, when a number of South African investors joined forces to build the hulls and superstructures of Oceanco yachts in Durban which were then finished at various facilities in the Netherlands. In 2002 Greek shipping and steel magnate Theodore Aneglopoulos joined the group and building and changed their outlook to focus solely on building megayachts.
To date, Oceanco has delivered a fleet of more than 35 vessels, thirteen of which rank in the top 100 of the world’s largest motor yachts. Predominantly specializing in large motor yachts, Oceanco delivered the three-masted sailing yacht BLACK PEARL in 2018. At 350-feet (106.7m) in length, she is the largest sailing yacht in the world. Instantly recognizable with her large black sails, she is the result of a five-year collaboration between the yard and designers Ken Freivokh Design, Nuvolari Lenard and Villate Design, along with Dykstra Naval Architects who designed her three 230-foot (70m) DynaRig carbon masts.
Oceanco is known for its BOLD styling and contemporary design
The 360-foot (110m) JUBILEE, which was delivered in 2017, is Oceanco’s largest superyacht project to date. Built in collaboration with naval architect Igor Lobanov with interior design by Sam Sorgiovanni, she is also the largest yacht ever built in the Netherlands.
The 300-foot (91.5m) EQUANIMTY won “Best Yacht of the Year over 82m” from World Yacht Trophies and “The Finest New Yacht of the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show.” The 290-foot (88.5m) NIRVANA won “2013 Best of the Best Megayachts” from Robb Report, as well as the ShowBoats Design Award for Exterior Design and Styling Award for Displacement Motor Yachts 60m+, and the 360-foot (110m) JUBILEE won an International Superyacht Award in 2018, “Best Exterior Design Award” and “Finest New Superyacht Award” at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show Superyacht Awards and “Best Exterior Styling – Motor Yachts 45m and Above” and “Best Exterior Styling – Motor Yachts 45m and Above” at Boat International’s 2018 Design & Innovation Awards.
In addition to utilizing its in-house design team, Oceanco continues to collaborate with notable designers including Terence Disdale, Nuvolari Lenard, Espen Øino, Sam Sorgiovanni, Tim Heywood and Andrew Winch, amongst others.
As a member of the Seakeeper’s Society, Oceanco recognizes the environmental impact of building and operating large yachts. Mindful of respecting the environment the builder has taken measures to address this. Oceanco regularly assesses their methods and processes to stay ahead of legislation and surpass environmental standards, leading the way where environmental aspects of yacht build are concerned.
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