Oceanco launches 90 metre superyacht Project Shark

Previously known as Y717, she has been described by the shipyard as being “unlike any other superyacht afloat today”.
Previously known as Y717, she has been described by the shipyard as being “unlike any other superyacht afloat today”.

Dutch shipyard Oceanco has delivered its 90-metre (295-foot) motoryacht Project Shark making her one of the 100 largest superyachts in the world.

Previously known as Y717, she has been described by the shipyard as being “unlike any other superyacht afloat today”.

Exterior styling comes courtesy of DeBasto Design, with interiors by Nuvolari Lenard. She reflects the latest advances in glass technology and is the first yacht in the Netherlands to be given the official Lloyd’s Register Integrated Bridge System (IBS) notation and designation.

Project Sharks features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure completed with reflective glass. From the interior, the glass yields panoramic floor-to-ceiling views aft, port and starboard. Her design was crafted to maximise opportunities for outdoor living and to have direct contact with the marine environment.

Moving inside the upper deck is dedicated to the owners, specifically designed without walk around passages to ensure complete privacy. The owners will have access to the outside via private balconies which flood the interior space with light and spectacular views. In addition the owners will have access to their own private forward-facing Jacuzzi.

She developed the name Project Shark as a result of the wing stations, when viewed above, bears a distinct resemblance to a hammerhead shark, while the mast in profile is shaped like a fin.

“The profile has a unique sense of contrast and homogeneity between the dark glass and the white balconies, providing a constant exchange in shape and lines between the two elements,” said Luiz DeBasto of the design.

He added, “My initial drawings may have looked like a futuristic concept, yet she is now a very real yacht on account of the execution made possible by the advanced technology of the Oceanco engineering team and by the vision of her experienced owner and his team.”

According to Nuvolari Lenard, the owner’s preference was for no dark timbers, instead using delicate and sophisticated alternative materials and finishes such as fine fabrics, wallpapers and 3D lacquers.

The steel-and-aluminium build benefits from dual MTU 4,828hp MTU 20V4000M73L engines, and boasts a top speed of 20 knots.

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