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Oceanco’s 357-ft superyacht changes the game for eco-conscious design

Oceanco’s 357-ft superyacht ch...
Superyacht builder Oceanco, in collaboration with naval architects Lateral, has adopted a sustainable design approach for its 109-m (357-ft) Bravo Eugenia superyacht
Superyacht builder Oceanco, in collaboration with naval architects Lateral, has adopted a sustainable design approach for its 109-m (357-ft) Bravo Eugenia superyacht
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A beautiful and slim superyacht, which boasts an enhanced hybrid propulsion system
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A beautiful and slim superyacht, which boasts an enhanced hybrid propulsion system
Bravo Eugenia superyacht is a radical shift from traditional thinking, boasting hydrodynamic efficiency and an optimized hybrid propulsion system
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Bravo Eugenia superyacht is a radical shift from traditional thinking, boasting hydrodynamic efficiency and an optimized hybrid propulsion system
The inclusion of energy-saving technologies and eco-conscious principals sets this vessel apart from its counterparts
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The inclusion of energy-saving technologies and eco-conscious principals sets this vessel apart from its counterparts
Bravo Eugenia offers inspiration for future eco-superyacht builds
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Bravo Eugenia offers inspiration for future eco-superyacht builds
Bravo Eugenia boasts minimal allocation of technical space; needs 30 percent less fuel; and has ample luxury guest living space
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Bravo Eugenia boasts minimal allocation of technical space; needs 30 percent less fuel; and has ample luxury guest living space
The design team concentrated on the yacht's waterline length in order to reduce the overall propulsion power needs and size of the engine
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The design team concentrated on the yacht's waterline length in order to reduce the overall propulsion power needs and size of the engine
The Bravo Eugenia can accommodate 14 guests and 30 crew members
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The Bravo Eugenia can accommodate 14 guests and 30 crew members
The Bravo Eugenia's engine room occupies a single tier, as opposed to taking up two-levels on comparable superyachts
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The Bravo Eugenia's engine room occupies a single tier, as opposed to taking up two-levels on comparable superyachts
Superyacht builder Oceanco, in collaboration with naval architects Lateral, has adopted a sustainable design approach for its 109-m (357-ft) Bravo Eugenia superyacht
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Superyacht builder Oceanco, in collaboration with naval architects Lateral, has adopted a sustainable design approach for its 109-m (357-ft) Bravo Eugenia superyacht
The Bravo Eugenia features six guest suites, a beach lounge, spa and gym
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The Bravo Eugenia features six guest suites, a beach lounge, spa and gym
Oceanco and Lateral created a design that was in harmony with energy-saving technologies
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Oceanco and Lateral created a design that was in harmony with energy-saving technologies
The superyacht boasts a waste heat recovery system and an integrated battery system to allow for optimal operation at all times
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The superyacht boasts a waste heat recovery system and an integrated battery system to allow for optimal operation at all times
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Renowned international superyacht builder Oceanco, in collaboration with naval architects Lateral, has adopted a sustainable design approach for its 109-m (357-ft) Bravo Eugenia superyacht. The vessel rethinks traditional superyacht design, boasting energy-saving technologies, eco-conscious principles and an optimized hybrid propulsion system.

Traditionally the length is the first decision made when designing a superyacht, which is followed by a strong focus on maximizing living spaces and top speeds. Extra volume often results in the need for more power and fuel to achieve desired speeds, at an obvious cost to the environment and owner's hip pocket.

“This [traditional] process tends to kick-start a ‘space race’ between designers and engineers,” says Oceanco’s CEO Marcel Onkenhout. “The engineer is focused on enabling design creativity and is therefore left with a very limited envelope to work within. The designer will push up space demands, which drives greater volume, which shifts up the weight, which leads to increased power needs, and so on and so forth.”

The Bravo Eugenia's engine room occupies a single tier, as opposed to taking up two-levels on comparable superyachts
The Bravo Eugenia's engine room occupies a single tier, as opposed to taking up two-levels on comparable superyachts

Stepping away from this approach, Oceanco and Lateral concentrated on the yacht's waterline length in order to reduce the overall propulsion power needs and size of the engine. The result is a beautiful and slim superyacht, which boasts an enhanced hybrid propulsion system; minimal allocation of technical space; 30 percent less fuel needs; and ample luxury guest living space.

“For Bravo Eugenia we created a virtuous circle model: length and speed driving less power, less space and less weight – on repeat,” says Lateral’s Managing Director, James Roy.

“Even better for her owners, the superyacht’s efficiency from ecological advancements not only delivers technical and economic benefits, but multiple lifestyle advantages, too – through the gaining of flexible lifestyle space for luxury accommodation and leisure areas,” adds Oceanco.

The Bravo Eugenia's engine room occupies a single tier, as opposed to taking up two-levels on comparable superyachts, liberating an additional 100 square meters which has been dedicated to the vessel's living and sleeping quarters. Furthermore, the superyacht is capable of reaching speeds up to 19 knots, while offering a more relaxing experience for passengers, due to reduced noise and vibration from the smaller propulsion-related equipment.

The Bravo Eugenia can accommodate 14 guests and 30 crew members
The Bravo Eugenia can accommodate 14 guests and 30 crew members

“The optimized Bravo Eugenia requires 30 per cent less fuel compared to a conventional motoryacht of the same size, which is significantly better for the environment as well as a huge saving on operational costs to the owner,” says Oceanco. “She also boasts a waste heat recovery system and an integrated battery system to allow for optimal operation at all times.”

The Bravo Eugenia can accommodate 14 guests and 30 crew members and features six guest suites, a beach lounge, spa and gym.

Source: Oceanco

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9 comments
paul314
30 percent less obscene. And pretty, too. I wonder if anyone will take a superyacht back to the days of sail.
guzmanchinky
Umm, not sure anything this size is ever environmentally friendly. That said, as a percentage of global emissions, superyachts are not a significant contributor anyway.
ei3io
@guzman, yes they are only a small part of the environmental pollution picture. However, in the big transportation pollution picture, you will be seeing a new "sea change" on land, sea, and air with Atmospheric Ion Propulsion which is old technology but has never before been very well understood. To see it check out charged-motion.com.
Grunchy
No swell-cancelling billiards room? Nice try, amateurs!
RobertElliot
I would not want a yacht that looked like a warship. Give me a pretty homely boat thank you.
RJB
" . . . . . an optimized hybrid propulsion system." So diesel/electric? Nothing new there.
christopher
Sleep above the engine? This CGI timewaste will never guilt built. If they want faster without compromise, they need multi-hulls - and last time I checked, rich people don't compromise.
buzzclick
Taking a 357ft luxury superyacht that takes 14 guests and a crew of 30, and calling it "eco-conscious and sustainable" is a bit of a joke don't you think? It's funny how even the richest people ever will jump at the chance to save a few bucks, even though they're dishing out loads of cash.
Captain Danger
If I could afford a super yacht then I wouldn't limit it for the sake the carbon foot print. If anyone complains I might reduce the size of my fleet of private aircraft.