Monegasque sensationSeptember 2023
OCEA Yachts is creating a sensation at the MYS this year, with the presentation of a stunning 72-metre superyacht. The Show will be held from 27 to 30 September 2023.
MYS is a trend setter and is more than ever the world’s leading event for immersing visitors in the world of luxury yachting. Builders, designers, brokers, all the professionals are on hand to offer a unique experience and help finalise the project down to the last detail.
The ultimate explorer yacht
OCEA Yachts will naturally be present this year with a stand in Port Hercule, where it will be unveiling a model of its Grand Explorer. In addition to building yachts, OCEA is a specialist in the construction of aluminium workboats, transport boats and maritime surveillance vessels. The OCEA design office developed this ultimate yacht based on the design of a patrol vessel. “We’re demanding that these boats be fast, seaworthy in any weather, and comfortable for long missions. They also need to be stable so that they can easily deploy resources: tenders, helicopter, etc. The problem is the same for a yacht”, explains Vincent Guilbault, head of the OCEA R&D department. The platform of the OCEA OPV 230 patrol vessel has therefore been retained with part of its subdivisioning, while the interior layout, traffic and vertical flows have been adapted. “The Grand Explorer features the same marine qualities as the OPV at the origin of its design. It also benefits from all the calculations, tests, simulations and measurements already carried out on the OPV range. It also incorporates OCEA patented Arch Bows structural tanks, which reinforce the structure from the top and make it possible to integrate large openings”
Philippe Briand’s London firm Vitruvius Yachts worked on the project’s design. The architect has managed to create a slick design with all the initial features of the platform. He has retained the silhouette of the patrol vessel, in particular the high Mission Bay on the side, which has been transformed into a glazed area on the yacht, as well as the atypical wheelhouse with its 360° visibility. The architect has also opted for a very private atmosphere, with a totally enclosed stern that is very pleasant in port, but which tilts completely to create an aft platform flush with the water, giving access to the lazaretto. As for the patrol vessel, the OCEA Grand Explorer can be powered by conventional, electric or hybrid propulsion systems, and is available in lengths from 58 to 84 metres. Saving on design time: “We already have a lot of information meaning we can move quickly”, says Vincent Guilbault with a smile.
Let’s meet in Monaco!
As usual, the OCEA booth will be on Quai L’Hirondelle, stand QH23.
Monaco Yacht Show 2023
from Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30 September
from 10.00 am to 6.30 pm (6.00 pm on Saturday)