Oceanic Yachts, the new line of explorer vessels being constructed at the Canados shipyard near Rome, has announced that the first 43m Oceanic 140’ DiElec has had its launch date revised back to spring 2015 at the owner’s request, as elements of the interior undergo modification.

The lamination of the composite hull has been completed and work has now begun on the construction of the Kevlar superstructure, alongside the fitting out of the main deck.

The yacht’s defining feature, according to its builder, is its bulb keel, which is currently being laminated and has recently undergone tank testing at the Italian Naval Institute. The results have shown a reduction of friction and an increase in low-speed performance and stability. This means that the yacht is expected to possess a range of 5,400nm at 8.5 knots (50 litres/hour consumption), but with the capability of cruising at a top speed of 27 knots.

The Oceanic 140’ is powered by triple MTU 16V2000 M94 engines producing 1,939kW each, coupled to Fortjes counter rotating propellers pod drives.

‘What makes this yacht unique is the combination of diesel-electric engine with the "Displaning" high-performance hull concept conceived by Arrabito Naval Design in collaboration with the shipyard’s chief naval architect Giovanni Senatore’, the yard explained.


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