Oceanco relaunches 105m superyacht after ‘revolutionary’ restoration

OceanCo 1050H

Dutch shipyard Oceanco has launched ‘project 1050H’ — a contemporary refit of a yacht originally built in the 2000s. The yard is hailing the refit as a “complete transformation that is practically unprecedented in its scale and nature.”

The 105-metre superyacht was unveiled during a special event held at Oceanco’s construction facilities in the Netherlands on Tuesday (10 January 2023).

“To say that this has been a remarkable process is an understatement,” says Oceanco’s CEO Marcel Onkenhout. “The project has called for passion, dedication, and extraordinary craftsmanship, with many involved in her creation now contributing to her recreation, including myself. We are proud to say that we are relaunching a completely new Oceanco.”

OceanCo 1050H

1050H has been given a more modern exterior aesthetic, including a completely new superstructure, alongside a fresh interior by Reymond Langton Design.

The A Group’s Richard Hein, who acted as the independent owner’s representative for the project, adds: “This almost unimaginable transformation has been able to take place thanks to the shared trust, perseverance and expertise of the team involved. A yacht is more than just the materialisation of an owner’s vision. It has its own character, its own specific habitat, with a unique purpose and story.

“Through the achievements of this project, we have been able to extend the story of a remarkable superyacht for decades to come. It is about seeing the potential for all vessels, rather than starting from a blank sheet of paper each time.”

Aside from the yacht’s physical transformation, the work undertaken is said to bring 1050H “into the future” with contemporary standards regarding technology, safety, capability and — crucially — sustainability.

The vessel has an operational profile that is fully compliant with IMO Tier III standards, and upgrades to her technological capabilities across the board.

“It is a proud moment for me to see the nearing completion of this transformation, having personally been involved in returning 1050H to her birthplace for this ambitious project,” says Mohammed Al Barwani, chairman of Oceanco.

The yard says the scope of 1050H’s transformation means that it emerges from the launch as “an almost completely new yacht,” except in this case, it benefitted from a year’s reduced timetable for completion thanks to the decrease in time spent on engineering and hull construction.

“It is our ambition that this landmark project will inspire owners of existing yachts to benefit from the gift of time while adding value to their ownership experience as well as the planet. Through this approach, icons have the potential to become the new faces of tomorrow,” adds Oceanco marketing director Paris Baloumis.

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