Oceanco’s H3 took home the prestigious award for Best Rebuilt Yacht at the World Superyacht Awards Gala in Venice, Italy. The goal of the H3 rebuild was to bring a very high-tech yacht from twenty years ago to today’s highest standards in terms of technology, safety, capability and sustainability.

The World Superyacht Awards Gala was organised by Boat International Media and took place 3-4 May.

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IMO Tier III and new superstructure

Under the careful supervision of The A Group and Oceanco, H3’s transformation is practically unprecedented in its scale and nature. H3 now also meets the latest environmental standards, including full IMO Tier III compliance.

Although the majority of the yacht’s original hull remains, practically every other element onboard – both technical and aesthetic – has been completely transformed and modernised, and its length overall now measures 105 metres. H3 displays a modern exterior look, including a completely new superstructure design, with both exterior and interior design provided by Reymond Langton Design.

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60% reduced footprint

At a time when the industry is increasingly mindful of the impact that newly built yachts have on the planet, it is valuable to highlight that bringing an existing vessel’s environmental profile up to date with contemporary standards can have as much, if not more, of a positive impact.

New data from Oceanco’s Research and Development team shows that thanks to its Tier III compliant set-up, particularly the emission of the highly powerful greenhouse gas nitrous oxide of H3 has been drastically reduced. As a result, H3’s operational footprint has been reduced by at least sixty per cent. When using an alternative fuel, such as HVO, the operational footprint reduces further due to lower CO2 emissions to almost ninety per cent compared to before her rebuild.

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Re-use of steel and aluminium

Furthermore, figures suggest that carbon emissions related to the re-use of steel and aluminium for H3 saved approximately 2000 tonnes of carbon – equivalent to 10 hectares of forest planted per year for twenty years (assuming a service life of twenty years).

‘We are very proud of what has been achieved through the rebuild of H3, especially with our new data showing just how impactful this ground-breaking project has been,’ says Marcel Onkenhout, Oceanco’s CEO. ‘It is always rewarding to receive recognition from the World Superyacht Awards and, with this particularly unique rebuild, I think it is fair to say that we are especially honoured.’

Specification of H3

  • Length: 105 m/344 ft
  • Beam: 14.6 m/48 ft
  • Gross tonnage: 3521
  • Owner’s representative: The A Group
  • Exterior and interior design: Reymond Langton Design
  • Naval architecture: Oceanco & Lateral

Picture by Oceanco.

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