by Oceanco and Sam Sorgiovanni Designs

A splendid new megayacht with a modern, contemporary look featuring elegant forms and dynamic styling. Unique and sensational, she’s stunning in appearance. A marvelous feat of technology, and a pleasure to admire with her impressive, harmonious styling, she flaunts her pure beauty with rare, sculptural virtuosity.

Oceanco is committed to constantly breaking new boundaries in technology and aesthetics as it builds its yachts, while respecting and enhancing the personal vision of its clients. Indeed, the yard recently inaugurated its new creative concept. This spirit takes concrete form in the new Y700-coded yachts, the latest generation of luxury megayachts by Oceanco – of which the first three masterpieces have so far seen the light of day. Completed last year, Anastasia was the third Y700-coded yacht to take to the water, following Amevi and Alfa Nero. Coded Y701, Amevi is an innovative 80m (263ft) yacht with exterior design by Nuvolari & Lenard and interior decoration by Alberto Pinto. She was launched in January 2007 and delivered in March 2007. Coded Y702, Alfa Nero is a spectacular 82m (269ft) yacht, again with exterior design by Nuvolari & Lenard and interior decoration by Alberto Pinto. She was launched in May 2007 and delivered in July the same year. An extensive article on this yacht was published last year in issue number 7 of Yacht Première.
This brings us to Anastasia: coded Y703, she is a dynamic 75.5m (247ft) vessel, with both exterior design and interior decoration by Sam Sorgiovanni Designs.
She was launched in April 2008 and delivered in June 2008, and it is this yacht we’ll be focusing on in this issue number 12 of Yacht Première. To be precise, Anastasia first saw the light of day in the early morning of 23rd April 2008, when the doors of a vast hangar slid open. Before then she had been kept in a construction hall inside Oceanco’s vast facilities in Alblasserdam, the Netherlands. In order to mark the occasion, a memorable launch ceremony was organised for the day after, with more than six hundred excited guests in attendance.
The event was witnessed by all those who had contributed to the Y703 project, giving them the enviable opportunity of admiring Anastasia from close up. During the celebrations, the Managing Director remarked on the incredible work that had been so skillfully carried out, and personally thanked all those who had taken part in creating Anastasia – needless to say, another exceptional vessel, in the tradition for which Oceanco is internationally renowned. Another vessel that fully satisfies the requirements of demanding owners, with high technical and aesthetic standards.
This is undoubtedly why the yacht Owner’s representative also took the opportunity to warmly thank the team, whose efforts had led to such excellent results with Anastasia. In early June, these thanks were of course extended to Anastasia’s crew, with a small private farewell party organised by Oceanco. Everyone was there, gathered around the new yacht: the Owner’s representatives and the Oceanco team, designer Sam Sorgiovanni and the crew.
After a mutual exchange of compliments on the final result, following months of intensive teamwork, the captain particularly praised the crew members for having worked so well on preparing the yacht for sailing. After her launch Anastasia was handed over to the crew, and stayed moored at the shipyard for her final outfitting and commissioning activities; the yacht then raised anchor for full sea trials, before being delivered to the Owner.
Flawless planning at the yard made it possible to deliver Anastasia in time for her first summer season, for which an inaugural Mediterranean cruise had been organised. Oceanco’s magnificent creation set off, blending the intense blue of her hull with the deeper blue of the Mediterranean Sea. [...]

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