OCEA Nautilus 45 : The yacht that goes further

OCEA Nautilus 45 : The yacht that goes further

September 2019

Where elegance and adventurous exploration meet… Philippe Briand, from the design firm Vitruvius, designed the ultimate motor yacht in this class.

This is a yacht that embodies today’s lifestyle. Not only does it provide the means for extreme adventuring, but it also satisfies the logical desire to explore amazing landscapes first-hand. Who has never dreamed of arriving in a remote bay, near the poles where the ice cap crowds the shore? Or getting as close as possible to the lush vegetation of a tropical mangrove? Distant coastlines often provide incredible sights for those who can reach them.

Comfort and efficiency

“The specifications of the Nautilus 45 are similar to those of the OCEA Classic of twenty years ago: a comfortable, spacious boat, that can carry large tenders,” explains architect Philippe Briand. “Our goal was to achieve maximum comfort and overall efficiency with a contemporary design.”

The living space boasts a full-width master suite on the main deck and five large guest cabins. Efficiency is achieved through the use of OCEA’s favourite material, aluminium, which makes it possible to design a lighter, more economical, faster yacht that can go further without refuelling. The size of the tenders also plays a role in going further. With the Nautilus 45, the idea was to design a yacht that can go into areas where there is no port or dock.

The size of the tenders

The large tenders offer a way to explore bays and coastlines where the yacht cannot venture. “The nautilus 45 can carry very large tenders in relation to its size, much larger than what we usually see below the 500 GT limit,” says Philippe Briand. The two 8-metre long tenders, stowed on the main deck, offer guests optimal comfort for a wide range of exciting day adventures.

In the same spirit, an exclusive boarding and deboarding system, called easy-boarding, was developed to facilitate access to the ocean. Easy-boarding provides the convenience and safety of a real dock, even near the most inhospitable shores.

Elegant lines

The OCEA Nautilus 45 boasts elegant lines unlike any other yacht. “Making an attractive boat is the final touch,” says Philippe Briand. “Our design features simple, sleek lines with no superfluous details. The Nautilus 45 combines all the essential elements: it is the best yacht for 2020, the ultimate evolution in yacht design.”


CertificationLloyd’s Register / MCA
Length overall45.00 m
Beam9.15 m
Max draft2.30 m
Engines2 x 1000 bhp
Max speed16.0 kts
Cruising Speed12.0 kts
Range4 000 NM @ 12 knots
Crew7 / 8