A significant milestone was reached earlier this month as the 111m Y722, one of Oceanco’s projects, has been transported from Oceanco’s first-phase construction facilities in Zwijndrecht to its outfitting facilities in Alblasserdam. From Alblasserdam, the remaining work will be completed before commencing the yacht’s sea trails and commissioning in 2025.
The Y722 has been designed by Oceanco and Espen Øino International with interiors from Mark Berryman Design. The yacht will join a select fleet of privately-owned vessels engaged in scientific research, discovery, and exploration. The constructive partnership between Oceanco, YTMC and Y.CO has benefited the yacht’s creation.
The innovative technologies of the Y722 have some progressive layout changes that will challenge the approach towards a “traditional” yacht. Centred around the onboard community, the yacht has a lengthy list of unique features and can accommodate 22 guests and 33 crew members.
Efficiency and the environment have been at the forefront of the design process. The yacht is equipped with a diesel-electric power plant and a sizeable battery energy storage system that not only assists in maintaining smooth engine operation but also enables extended periods of emission-free silent running. Using waste heat recovery and advanced wastewater treatment improves efficiency and ensures compliance with environmental standards.
When choosing durable materials, it was crucial to consider their reliability during system and service operations, ease of upkeep and maintenance, and the technical systems’ flexibility and redundancy. The yacht has been designed with a focus on reducing noise and vibration, ensuring that it offers a comfortable experience on the water. Its structure, insulation, equipment, system integration, and mountings have all been carefully engineered to achieve this goal.
“Y722 will break new boundaries at Oceanco, with amongst other things, her industry-leading noise & vibration characteristics, and the focus on usability and operability will bring a holistic comfortable experience for all aboard. As technical representatives, we are proud to see the features that we brought to the table and developed during project conception come to life, thanks to the collaboration with Oceanco and the hard work of everyone involved in the build so far. Y722 will certainly be something to be seen… but not heard.”
Dan Morgan, YTMC Managing Director.
As part of Y722’s dedication to shared knowledge, the design of the yacht’s interior aims to redefine the notion of a typical yacht layout. The living spaces on board have been designed to promote synergy and encourage the exchange of ideas and interests among all those present, including crew and guests. Instead of completely separating crew and guest quarters, a unique combined crew mess and dining room has been created. The well-being of the crew has been made one of the most important features, which is why the accommodation, added gyms, and wellness areas have all been enhanced.
“At Oceanco, we thrive on working with visionary clients and their teams to build yachts that challenge the status quo and look to the future for inspiration. It is very rewarding to be able to collaborate with an owner and their team in such a positive and involved way. From her unique layout and philanthropic operations to her forwardthinking, future-proofed technical capabilities, Y722 is a trailblazer in every aspect.”
Marcel Onkenhout, Oceanco CEO.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Oceanco, YTMC and the Fleet Operational Team on the development of such a groundbreaking yacht. This is a project with vast scope and vital ambition, and our Coordination, Brokerage, Technical and Management Teams are collaborating closely with the Fleet Crew and look forward to delivering such an exciting project which, we hope, will become a precedent for greater learning, equality and sustainability in our industry.”
Charlie Birkett, Y.CO CEO and Co-Founder.
Y722 is scheduled for delivery in 2025.
News sourced from Oceano.