Taking centre stage: Oceanco’s DAR
The 90m superyacht, on display at this year’s MYS, bears the unmistakable DNA of the esteemed Dutch shipyard…
Every time the doors to Oceanco’s Alblasserdam shed slide open and the yard’s latest superyacht project is rolled out for all to see, it’s an exciting moment; a showcase of the yachting industry’s finest work.
Only a handful of yards worldwide can deliver one breathtaking project after another and Oceanco is certainly one of them. And this year, once again, the Monaco Yacht Show crowds get to marvel at the sight of its latest delivery. This time, it’s the 90m motoryacht, DAR, known throughout its construction as Y717, or Project Shark, because the wing stations from a bird’s-eye view resemble a hammerhead shark, while the mast is shaped like a fin.
With the finest of finishing touches at every turn, DAR features a large amount of reflective glass that surrounds her contemporary running lines. “The profile has a unique sense of contrast and homogeneity between the dark glass and white balconies, providing a constant change in shape and lines between the two elements,” describes exterior designer, Luiz DeBasto of DeBasto Designs.
“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 the vision of her experienced owner and his team.”
The entire upper deck is dedicated to owner use, and as such, has been specifically designed without walkaround passages to ensure complete privacy. Instead, the owners have access to the rest of the vessel via private balconies. The owner also has access to their own private forward-facing Jacuzzi.
Inside the vessel are floor-to-ceiling window views aft, port and starboard, which complement her sophisticated Nuvolari Lenard interior. The owner stipulated no use of any dark timbers and took preference to a delicate use of alternative materials and finishes in fine fabrics, 3D lacquer and lots of upholstery. “The main theme is nature, starting from blossom cascades, and moving to feathers, fish, waves and so on,” says Valentina Zannier, chief interior designer and junior partner of Nuvolari Lenard.
“It is all nicely integrated into a fluent feeling that would make any guest feel comfortable in any room and at any time of the day. The richness is almost invisible because it’s expressed by the quality of the details and the tasteful combination of completely bespoke finishes,” concludes Zannier.
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