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Making Aquaintance

Oceanco partners with designer Philippe Briand and his Vitruvius brand on a new 105-metre PYC -compliant yacht design.

Lean and green, project name Acquaintance is designed to be 20 percent more fuel efficient than other motor-yachts of her size. With a razor sharp elegance that only Briand can draw, her fine lines and sleek layout exude an overall feeling of purity and lightness despite her 4302 gross tons.

Designed to accommodate 24 guests in extreme luxury, the main deck features a swimming pool with a translucent aft glass panel and glass floor enabling it to be viewed from the aft of the yacht as well as from the skylight in the ceiling of the spa deck below. The pool deck lounge area flows into the main deck salon.
Enclosed by glass walls, the salon is showered in light and yields a 270-degree panoramic view. The 10 guest cabins are forward on the main deck and all benefit from large bay windows and sea views. Twin VIP staterooms will have a front facing views.

May 2011       VITRUVIUS YACHTS Ltd

A central staircase and elevator service the primary decks from the beach club to the top deck. The next deck up from the salon is the bridge deck with the captain’s domain forward and a guest upper salon aft. Here too, there is a 270-degree view. A recessed bar, permitting unblocked views from the salon, is located on the aft upper deck and is protected from the wind. Forward on this deck is a touch and go helicopter pad allowing for instant mobility for the guests, should the need arise.
One deck above the bridge deck is the owners’ area. Here the owners enjoy total privacy. Their exclusive terrace, protected from the elements, has no external access so it is completely private and secure. From the aft facing bedroom suite there is a 180-degree panoramic view and forward is an observation lounge with much the same vantage point but facing the opposite direction. The top sundeck — accessible via the owner’s deck — has a sun protected bar and whirlpool aft.

May 2011       VITRUVIUS YACHTS Ltd

The lowest guest deck on board features a beach club, cinema, gym and spa at sea level and sports a skylight from which one can view the underside of the swimming pool overhead on the main deck. A garage supports a limo tender up to 12-meters in length as well as a myriad other water sports toys.
Embarking and disembarking takes place amidships. When the beach club door is closed there is no exterior access to the yacht, ensuring security.Contemporary and clean, this yacht is modern without being minimal. It has everything a discerning yacht owner would want.

PHILIPPHE BRIAND TALKS ABOUT VITRUVIUS ACQUAINTANCE AT MONACO YACHT SHOW 2015 OCEANCO PYC by Vitruvius

“Purity is the essential”
“To design a yacht is to grasp the essence of life on board: when we had the chance to be committed by Oceanco, to design one of the the first PYC projects being above 100m, we really aimed to deliver the best of the Vitruvius pedigree:
All Vitruvius yachts have an outspoken DNA and are immediately recognisable, basically through the hull design, the shape of the superstructure along with exceptional seaworthiness and comfort abilities.
For this particular project we also wanted the yacht to be:
• Pure
• PYC – 24 pax
• Efficient
• Transparent
• Closer to the sea
• White

And we demonstrated these intentions by the design:
She is pure. The design is essentially designed from only 10 basic lines – less design is beautiful! Or “less is more”….in this unique case. She is PYC. following the new rule for ships carrying 12 to 36 passengers. The 105m is designed to welcome 24 pax and to provide a very luxurious art of life.
Some details?
• Owner state-room ideally located, area of 126.m2 with easy access to the sun deck and upper Deck
• Owner totally private terrasse, no exterior access, perfectly wind protected
• Unblocked 180° view from bed
• Not forgetting about….the need of a large limousine of 12 m in the garage and a perfect disembarking, embarking platform and sas at midships
• Her Gt is 4,302 gt.

She will be efficient. The hull forms are predominant in the design and we may expect to create a yacht that is going to have a lower consumption than the standard yacht of this size thanks to the Vitruvius plumb line bow and fine entry of waterline. The bow has low windage as the windlass deck is enclosed. All that is combined with the state-of-the-art in-house technology of Oceanco to make this new yacht the most efficient of her time.
The superstructure is transparent. Most of its walls are transparent glass and we paid a special attention to preserve an open view wherever one looks out of the superstructure:

Some details?
• Unblocked 270° view from main saloon and upper deck salon. Main E/R ducts are moved forward
• Frontal view form of the windows of the VIP cabins

• Sea view from ALL cabins
• Recessed bar in terrasse, unblocked view from salon
Closer to the sea. Most larger yachts actually create barriers and usually separate the guests from the sea.
On this yacht:
• There are a lot of larger outdoor spaces and relax exterior
• The beach club at sea is one of the main feature of the project, with large opening, skylight through swimming pool, screen on fore glass wall, direct communication to the main deck.
• Spa , opening to a terrasse on sea

Her colour is white everywhere….like “purity”.
The 105m is a very special mega yacht, she will procure her owners a beautiful experience. The yacht will very be smooth and exceptionally comfortable. The yacht caters to very diverse interests from water sports to quiet moments in the Spa, to glorious sunset drinks without ever losing the feeling of being on the sea.

I have to say that we had an incredibly good cooperation with the design office of Oceanco. We met with very open minded and great professional people. This team is by far one of the most experienced technical teams in the field of mega motor yacht construction, we had feared to be “imposed” a lot of existing good solutions. This was not the case we worked with an open minded team, looking at the future and very keen to adopt and embrace innovation and ready for new challenges. Exactly the required qualities to build a future ready custom yacht”.
– Philippe Briand, Vitruvius Yachts

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