Brave new launch

Dutch shipyard Oceanco unleashes a 109-metre project, set to be the first of a new design stream.

Photography by Tom van Oossanen, Charl van Rooy and Francisco Martinez

20 November 2018


The Alblasserdam yard responsible for some of the decade’s most elegant custom builds (Dar, BlackPearl and Jubilee to name a few) has announced the launch of its latest project: the highly anticipated 109-metre ‘Project Bravo’, on 17 November 2018. The superyacht has a steel hull, aluminium superstructure and beam of 16.3 metres, and can achieve a top speed of 17.5 knots.

With her naval architecture by long-time Oceanco collaborator Lateral Naval Architects, exterior design and layout by Venice-based Nuvolari-Lenard and interior by Reymond Langton Design, Bravo is being held up as an example of Oceanco’s new wave of forward-thinking yachts. She is the first Oceanco to use its LIFE design – an acronym that stands for Lengthened, Innovative, Fuel-efficient and Eco-friendly. LIFE’s naval architecture foregrounds these fundamental principles to create a balance between weight, power, technical areas and luxury interior on board.

James Roy, director of Lateral Naval Architects, said, “The LIFE design’s use of advanced hybrid propulsion, incorporating significant battery capability, combined with a single tier engine room, allows novel use of space to deliver areas of outstanding luxury accommodation.”

Oceanco representatives put the success of the large and complex build down to the company’s project management proficiency. The owner’s representative, Burgess, commented, “A bespoke project of such magnitude and splendour will always present interesting challenges and opportunities. With Project Bravo we created a truly spectacular yacht whose excellence is a clear reflection of the commitment of a dynamic and professional project team.”


“After the innovations introduced with Alfa Nero, Oceanco asked us to ‘raise the bar’ and create another remarkable and revolutionary design,” said Dan Lenard, Senior Partner of Nuvolari-Lenard.

“Our approach with Project Bravo was to maintain a stunningly sleek profile without sacrificing any interior space. This new exterior style concept is bound to create a new design stream.”

The yacht’s elegant contemporary interior compliments the exterior design. Pascale Reymond, partner in Reymond Langton Design, said, “We worked with artisans and craftsmen to create bespoke artworks, fabrics and signature furniture pieces that all combine to create a warm, inviting environment on board for the owner’s family and guests.”


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