Top Five Cutting-Edge Concepts for Sale with Ocean Independence

By Jenna Mehdi

What makes for a great superyacht concept? Whether it’s alternative fuel sources or submersible vessels, the superyacht design sector is nothing if not creative. Oftentimes though, it is the marriage of creativity with in-depth market expertise that makes for the best superyacht concepts. From luxury explorers to 100m+ megayachts, brokerage house Ocean Independence works with the industry’s greatest minds in design to offer Owners a wide selection of ready-to-build superyacht projects. Reflecting the latest market trends in aesthetic and functional designs, we give you our top five superyacht concepts available to build with Ocean Independence…

Cape Hawk 690
Luxury expedition yacht builder Hawk Yachts has teamed up with award-winning designer Laurent Giles on the explosive motor yacht Cape Hawk 690. At a navigable 48m and with a generous 9m beam, this luxury explorer is a true reflection of the current zeitgeist to push the boundaries of possibility in yacht-building. With an impressive range of 6000 miles, the Cape Hawk 690 represents an unmissable opportunity to explore the furthest reaches of the earth with zero compromise on comfort. Accommodating up to 13 guests in six meticulously appointed staterooms, the pièce de résistance of this project is undoubtedly her large glass observation pod at stern, offering a temperature-controlled vantage point no matter the weather conditions. 

Sleek, minimalistic and effortlessly stylish, the 38m sloop-rigged sailing yacht MM38 by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design ticks every box. Building on the successful platform of MMYD’s 32.5m Ribelle and 34m Liara, MM38 is designed to fill a gap in the market for a luxury sailing yacht that offers ultimate flexibility to both owners and charterers. After years of monitoring the market closely, McKeon and Ocean Independence’s collaboration on the MM38 represents the culmination of close attention to client feedback and an endless endeavour to innovate in design. With two flexible layout options with thanks to a convertible TV snug fifth stateroom, the charter appeal of a superyacht such as the MM38 is undeniable. But this sailing yacht is more than her glamorous looks and strong charter potential. Brimming with high tech features such as a telescopic lifting keel, the MM38 is testament to the fact that the sailing sector can more than compete with motor yachts in every respect, matching form with function in one sustainable package.   

Project Century X
Astounding interior volume, elegant design and a plethora of amenities. Motor yacht Project Century X really does have it all. At a staggering 110m, designer Christopher Seymour and design consultant Carl Esch set out to create a true giant of the sea with all of the grace and sophistication of a much smaller vessel. Almost 3000 square metres of interior space - including accommodation for 14 guests and some 27 crew - has been meticulously appointed by Berlin-based designer Theodoros Fotiadis. Roughly 1400 square metres is dedicated entirely to the Owner and their guests. In an interview with, Carl Esch observed that ‘the Owner of Century X will be able to enjoy all of her interiors, without having any unused spaces onboard’. With technical support lent by Fincantieri Yachts, this is a project conceived after close attention to market demands, flexibly designed to meet her future Owner’s every requirement. 

Project Sapphire
On the opposite end of the size spectrum at 43m, Project Sapphire represents an intriguing opportunity to purchase an all-aluminium planing yacht built for high-octane adventure at sea. Quite unlike any typical high-performance motor yacht, Project Sapphire is able to reach up to 36 knots at max speed while operating on hybrid propulsion, with the option of cruising in full electric mode. Designed by award-winning studio 7seas Yacht Design, Project Sapphire’s sustainable ethos is coupled with a sporty and avant-garde profile, shallow draft and infinite opportunities for customisation. Up to 10 guests and five crew members will be accommodated in a flexible layout, cruising with zero noise and vibrations for unparalleled levels of comfort. 

Stealth 46m ARV
For an owner looking to stray off the beaten path with their next build, it doesn’t get much more against-the-grain than Peter Bolke Design’s STEALTH 46m Anti-Radar Vessel. An unabashedly bold naval styling is sure to turn heads at any harbour, defying any inclination to blend in with the crowd. But this striking style is matched with serious substance in the form of the yacht’s highly efficient hull form, designed for long range with remarkably low fuel consumption. If her distinctive looks aren’t enough to convince you, the yacht’s spectacular interior volume comprising five staterooms, onboard gym and sauna / steam room surely will. Proving she is more than just a formidable face, the STEALTH 46m ARV’s interior volume promises to top her class, while the advanced design still leaves plenty of room for buyer customisation. 

For more information on any of the above projects, simply contact an Ocean Independence broker today.

By Jenna Mehdi
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