Oceanco Stiletto

by Oceanco with BMT Nigel Gee and Ken Freivokh Design

Oceanco was at the Dubai International Boat Show this year, held at Mina Seyahi Marina in the first few days of March, where the shipyard presented some of the key projects that are particularly representative of its build capabilities. These magnificent projects include DP 055 Titan, a super yacht 117 metres / 383 feet in length, which was designed entirely by the Oceanco in-house team. This yacht was on display alongside another two: DP 002 Rialto, a super yacht 110 metres / 360 feet in length, designed by Italian firm Nuvolari & Lenard, and DP 088 Yasmin, a super yacht 90 metres / 295 feet in length, designed by Monaco-based Espen Øino. However, in addition to this wealth of proposals, the first evening of the Dubai International Boat Show also saw the official world debut at the Oceanco stand of the latest project to be unveiled by the exclusive Dutch based shipyard: Stiletto. This super yacht, 107 metres / 351 feet in length with a beam of 15 metres / 50 feet, was designed by the British firm Ken Freivokh Design based on a naval platform and naval architecture developed by the Oceanco in-house team in close collaboration with the specialist British company BMT Nigel Gee.

A very brief summary of the technical details published for the occasion by Oceanco shows that the hull build is intended to be in high-tensile steel with light aluminium alloy for the superstructure.

The vessel should be able to reach a top speed of approximately 18.5 knots based on propulsion from two MTU 16V 2000 M72 diesel engines, each with maximum power of 1,440 kW, coupled to 500 kW electric motors to power the propellers via a pair of shafts. The hybrid propulsion system has been optimised for various operating conditions with low overall installed propulsion power in comparison with conventional motor yachts and an optimised energy balance achieved by re-using wasted energy. The super yacht has an extendable helipad and an enclosed helihangar, a garage for the two main tenders and a garage for the two service and emergency tenders. At first glance, the Stiletto concept immediately indicates a surprisingly innovative super yacht and marks a real milestone in yachting design for the third millennium. By breaking with the inflexible rules governing this most exclusive of industries in the past, the yacht successfully surpasses the old concepts and conventions that have strictly determined deck layout and interior design to date. Partly due to the unusual exterior design, which makes the yacht unique and readily identifiable, the Stiletto concept offers a strong yet harmonious look and a high-impact but well-balanced aesthetic achieved through a constant sense of continuity of shapes and lines. This extends the visual perception of the spaces and surfaces to attain the greatest possible physical integration between the indoor and outdoor spaces. The Stiletto concept has numerous distinguishing features that make it a genuinely incomparable experience in terms of look and quality.

These unique, exclusive characteristics were designed with an eye to the tiniest of details, as demonstrated by the two main tenders that were designed to fit in with the overall design of the super yacht so that Stiletto would have a perfectly coordinated appearance. Some of the yacht’s characteristics are unprecedented, while others have been rethought in an innovative new formulation. Among the main ones are the double-height salon with mezzanine floor, the multi-level atrium with internal balconies, a lift entirely in glass and a spiral staircase surmounted by a skylight, and the terrace with a bar and sunbathing area, a swimming pool and a waterfall. This terrace, in an unusual forward position to allow complete privacy, can be fully protected by sunshades. Thanks to a very versatile layout with two VIP suites, each convertible into two guest staterooms, the new Stiletto concept is designed to accommodate either up to 14 passengers in four guest staterooms, two VIP staterooms and one master stateroom, or, by converting the two VIP suites, up to 18 passengers in eight guest staterooms and one master stateroom. The super yacht is also designed to accommodate up to 32 crew in 15 crew cabins and one captain’s cabin, although two further cabins are also available for the helicopter pilot and a guest officer. At the official presentation of the new Stiletto concept, Oceanco also provided drawings for an initial proposed general layout for the vessel, which we will briefly summarise here.

Alongside the bridge and the captain’s cabin, the bridge deck features the Owner’s suite with an entrance area, a private office, the master stateroom, his and hers bathrooms, his and hers walk-in wardrobes, and a private terrace with a sunbathing area and a hydromassage tub.

The upper deck to aft has an alfresco dining area with a bar, while forward there is a sunbathing terrace with a bar area and a swimming pool as well as a helicopter landing platform.

Inside, this deck features the salon mezzanine with lounge areas, as well as a pantry and two guest staterooms.

Aft on the main deck there is a sunbathing terrace with a swimming pool and a covered terrace intended as a lounge area with a bar, while the salon with living areas, the dining room, a pantry and two VIP guest staterooms or four guest staterooms are located inside. The forward technical area on this deck includes the service tender garage, the emergency tender garage, the helicopter hangar, the helicopter pilot’s cabin and the guest officer cabin.

On the lower deck, whose base level is entirely above the waterline, a sunbathing terrace with a bathing platform is located in the stern, connected via two side staircases to both the main deck swimming pool and the lower deck beach club area. The beach club area also incorporates the limo tender garage and the sport tender garage, both of which can be accessed via side hatches, a fitness area with a gym, a bar area, a cinema and lounge area, and a wellness area with a massage room, sauna and steam room.

Two guest staterooms and a lobby connected to the central atrium are positioned amidships on this deck, and the lobby has a foldable platform for guests to embark and disembark from the tender.

The crew quarters are located forward, including the main galley, crew mess and crew cabins as well as service areas.

The bottom deck, entirely below the waterline, houses the engine room, generator room, control room and boat laundry, as well as numerous technical and storage spaces.

Jacob Herzog

Oceanco Stiletto Technical Specifications

LOA107 m / 351’ ft
BOA15.3 m / 50’2’’ ft
Max speed18.5 knots
Main Engines 2 x MTU 16V2000 M72 (1,440 kW each) combined
with electric propulsion motor (500 kW @ 2250rpm each)
Accommodations16 to 18 persons in 1 Owner’s suite
1 VIP cabin convertible into 2 guest cabins
6 guest cabins
30 crew members
Beach club / Gym
Exterior DesignerKen Freivokh Design
Interior DesignerKen Freivokh Design
Naval ArchitectOceanco / BMT
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