Five months after the delivery of M/Y Dar, Dutch shipyard, Oceanco has announced the launch of its latest superyacht, Project Bravo. At 109m, the new superyacht is the second largest superyacht Oceanco has built to date, following 110m Jubilee and also the third largest superyacht ever built in the Netherlands, behind Jubilee and 110m Anna delivered by Feadship earlier this year.
With naval architecture by Lateral Naval Architects, Project Bravo is the first yacht to feature Oceanco’s new LIFE (Lengthened, Innovative, Fuel-efficient, Eco-friendly) design, a revolutionary approach for the shipyard that facilitates an enhanced operating system. Oceanco and Lateral Naval Architects developed the LIFE Design solution to leverage a number of fundamental principles in order to create a balance between weight, power, technical areas and luxury interior of the yacht in question.
“The LIFE design's use of advanced hybrid propulsion incorporating significant battery capability,” says James Roy, director of Lateral Naval Architects. “This, combined with a single tier engine room, allows novel use of space to deliver areas of outstanding luxury accommodation.”
The shipyard has expressed that an integral part of the success of the construction process was the project management structure. “A bespoke project of such magnitude and splendour will always present interesting challenges and opportunities”, explained a spokesperson for Burgess, which represented the client. “With Project Bravo we created a truly spectacular yacht whose excellence is a clear reflection of the commitment of a dynamic and professional project team.”
Project Bravo’s exterior design and interior layout has been created by renowned Italian studio, Nuvolari-Lenard, who were instructed to go all out with the yacht’s exterior styling. “After the innovations introduced with Alfa Nero, Oceanco asked us to ‘raise the bar’ and create another remarkable and revolutionary design,” says Dan Lenard, senior partner of Nuvolari-Lenard. “Our approach with Bravo was to maintain a stunningly sleek profile without sacrificing any interior space. This new exterior style concept is bound to create a new design stream. It is important to us that we started this new stream together with Oceanco."
The yacht’s interiors have been penned by British design studio, Reymond Langton Design and have been created to complement the yacht’s striking exterior profile - described by the shipyard as ‘elegant’ and ‘contemporary’.
“We worked with artisans and craftsmen to create bespoke artworks, fabrics and signature furniture pieces,” says Pascale Reymond, partner at the studio. “All these [pieces] combine to create a warm, inviting environment on board for the owner's family and guests.”
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