Oceana, the 55m motoryacht, has been listed for sale with Edmiston’s Nathan Farrelly and Burgess. She is currently based in the South of France with a price tag of €8.9 million and will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show at the end of this month for inspections.

She was commissioned in 1991 for the Sultan of Brunei and built at Oceanfast’s facility in Fremantle. Formerly known as Obsession and Bolkiah, she was the second largest Australia-built motoryacht by LOA for a 10-year window after her delivery and remains the 12th largest today. The semi-displacement build is constructed with an aluminium hull and a GRP superstructure.

The exterior profiling is a Jon Bannenberg ‘classic’, offering great hosting spaces over what is a fairly narrow beam for a yacht of this length – for every one metre of beam she has 6.11m of length, which is 0.52m longer than the average 52.5 – 57.5m motoryacht. However, the space is utilised very well through the use of multipurpose tender garages that convert into beach club balconies, a large swim platform and a well-judged sun deck arrangement for luxury living.

The interior is light, bright and airy, featuring light wood panelling, burled veneers and Bannenberg’s signature ovoid windows. There is accommodation on board for 10 guests over four double staterooms and one twin stateroom. The owner’s suite has his and her bathrooms, a private study and an observation lounge.

In addition to her meticulous maintenance plan, Oceana had major refits in 1998, 2008 to install her Quantum zero speed stabilisers, and a 2016 refit which saw interior and exterior upgrades, a full paint job and a complete engine and generator overhaul.

Performance-wise, she is able to cruise at 13 knots and reach a maximum speed of 20 knots, powered by her twin MTU 3,480hp engines. Her 83,000 litre fuel capacity is just over 40,000 litres below the average 52.5 – 57.5m motoryacht – this frees up more interior living space and she can still obtain a 3,000 nautical mile range.


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