One of Oceanco’s iconic projects, the 111-metre Y722, was transported from Oceanco’s first-phase construction facilities in Zwijndrecht to its outfitting facilities in Alblasserdam on 14 June. From here, the remaining work will be carried out before the yacht undertakes sea trials and commissioning in 2025.
Designed by Oceanco and Espen Øino International with interiors from Mark Berryman Design, Y722 will join a select fleet of privately-owned vessels engaged in scientific research, discovery, and exploration. The yacht’s creation is the result of a constructive partnership between Oceanco, YTMC and Y.CO, with valuable contributions from dozens of suppliers, subcontractors and co-makers and collaboration with the fleet’s operational crews.
According to Oceanco, it embraces innovative technologies and has had some layout changes introduced that will challenge the perception of the “traditional” yacht. Instead of separating crew and guest quarters completely, its living spaces – which include a distinctive combined crew mess and dining room – have been devised to create synergy between all those on board. Crew wellbeing is paramount, with enhanced crew accommodation as well as crew gyms and wellness areas. There is accommodation for 22 guests and 33 crew members.
Diesel-electric power plant with batteries
In line with Y722’s scientific aspirations and eventual cruising plans, efficiency and the environment have been at the forefront of the design process. At the heart of the yacht is a diesel electric power plant and a large battery energy storage system, which, as well as aiding smooth engine operation, will allow extended periods of emission-free silent running. The waste heat recovery system will add to the yacht’s efficiency and an advanced wastewater treatment system delivers high environmental standards with its compliance for use in special areas.
System and service reliability, along with easy upkeep and maintenance, have been considered throughout from the choice of hardwearing materials to the design of the technical systems with their added flexibility and redundancy. And with its structure, insulation, equipment, system integration and mountings all engineered to greatly reduce noise and vibration, Oceanco believes Y722 will be one of the most comfortable yachts on the water.
Y722 is scheduled for delivery in 2025.
- Length: 111 m / 364 ft
- Beam: 16 m / 53 ft
- Exterior design: Oceanco & Espen Øino International
- Interior design: Mark Berryman
- Naval architecture: Oceanco & Lateral
- Owner’s representatives: Y.CO & YTMC