Author: Marcel Onkenhout, CEO, Oceanco
1 Mar 2019
It’s never easy to combine elegance with performance, luxury with environmental consideration, or invention with customisation. Characterised by its lengthened waterline, innovative layout, fuel-efficient hull design and integration of ecologically conscious technology, however, Oceanco’s LIFE Design succeeds in bringing these often-disparate benefits together.
Developed in collaboration with Lateral Naval Architects, the LIFE Design not only adds a slender elegance to the vessel, but also leads to a reduction in the overall demand for propulsion power. As a result, the engine room is condensed to a single tier – a rarity in large yachts.
From state-of-the-art technological solutions to handcrafted finishing touches, each element of a LIFE Design vessel is created to the owner’s exact specifications
This concentration of technical equipment affords additional room for lifestyle areas – particularly on the lower deck, where space is usually restricted. Additional suites or entertainment areas can also be incorporated into the space typically occupied by the engine room on other, less efficient designs.
Ahead of the curve
To make the most of the minimised engine space, Oceanco and Lateral’s gifted team of engineers has developed an optimised hybrid propulsion system that utilises the latest energy-saving technology. This system benefits from best-in-class hydrodynamic efficiency, new heat and energy-recovery systems, and integrated battery systems to allow for optimal operation at all times.
Not only is this pioneering system extremely powerful, it is also environmentally friendly, boasting a reduction in fuel usage of up to 27 percent. It meets all existing ECO notation requirements and is able to operate in all emission control areas thanks to its diminished air emissions. LIFE Design yachts also enjoy an enhanced maximum speed of 19 knots, which is derived from the lengthened shape of the hull and the innovative hybrid propulsion system.
Thanks to the sleek, energy-efficient layout, Oceanco has been able to reduce both noise and vibrations at higher speeds in all LIFE Design yachts, providing a more comfortable experience for guests. An exclusive ‘whisper mode’ has also been built in to ensure surrounding vessels are not disturbed when yachts are entering and exiting ports.
A class of its own
Like all other Oceanco yachts, LIFE Design vessels are fully customisable to each buyer. They are not pre-engineered hulls of fixed dimensions and characteristics, but rather collaborative technical solutions upon which a design can be developed.
Oceanco considers a yacht to be an investment that lasts a lifetime. For this reason, it is imperative to fine-tune every minute detail to ensure the customer is entirely satisfied and will continue to be delighted with their purchase in the years to come.
The company believes every yacht begins with the owner’s vision, both aesthetic and sensory. Once those desires have been established, the forward-thinking design team will work to make them a reality. From state-of-the-art technological solutions to handcrafted finishing touches, each element of the vessel is created to the owner’s exact specifications using the finest materials from trusted suppliers.
Oceanco’s new LIFE Design utilises the company’s technical expertise to improve the performance and ecological credentials of its yachts, while also delivering an abundance of lifestyle space for owners and their guests. It’s this consistent innovation and commitment to fulfilling customers’ dreams that underpins Oceanco’s world-class reputation.