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Oceanco on Solar: The World's Largest Sailing Yacht Project

Oceanco on Solar: The World's Largest Sailing Yacht Project in Construction

Oceanco has produced some of the finest yachts on the water, all with a distinctive characteristic which has set the yard aside as one of the greatest yacht builders in the industry. We sat down with Mohammed Al Barwani, Owner of Oceanco, and Marcel Onkenhout, the CEO of the Dutch shipyard, to discuss Project Solar; the construction project set to be the largest sailing yacht in the world upon her launch in 2015.

“We have, at the moment, six yachts under construction all above 80m, so that’s not a bad start for 2013,” says Marcel Onkenhout. “The future is looking bright.”

Mohammed Al Barwani acquired the company in 2010 and noted how the yard has grown in the past few years, encompassing what we can expect for 2013. “We are growing, we are quite busy and we are investing in new facilities, new concepts and new architectural drawings, renderings and so on

Oceanco recently introduced one of their current projects under construction at the moment, the exciting 106m Solar – an environmentally friendly sailing yacht equipped with a Dyna Rig System which will be the largest yacht ever built in Holland upon her launch. This project was brought to the fore by designers at Nuvolari & Lenard and project managed by Moran Yacht & Ship.

“We are very proud of the project; it’s not only the largest project but a very environmental project. The project is called Solar and it would rely heavily, or chiefly, on power from solar energy.”

Watch the full video for more information on Solar and the yard’s views on the economical benefits the superyacht industry provides and receives from two of the most successful names in the superyacht industry.

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By: Ben Roberts
Published: 21st Jan 2013

We have, at the moment, six yachts under construction all above 80m, so that’s not a bad start for 2013. The future is looking bright.
Marcel Onkenhout - CEO of Oceanco