The amazing OCEA Nemo is much more than just a “toy chest”: illustration with the new version of this rugged seafarer, presented by its architect, Fulvio de Simoni.
“I met OCEA through the Italian representative of the shipyard, Aldo Manna,” recalls Fulvio de Simoni. “That’s what led me to present them with this revolutionary plan featuring a dual aft deck that can store twice as many tenders.” So, you can take many and a variety of toys on board: the tallest on the upper deck (sailboats, sport-fishers…) and the most fragile stowed away! One question was whether the essential alchemy between the Italian designer and OCEA would develop.
Fulvio de Simoni explains reassuringly: “We quickly defined what was needed for the project to be in line with OCEA’s philosophy: more than just yachts, they are real boats. And aluminium is a material that I’m quite familiar with, since the very first boat I designed was made of aluminium. It fits my culture, and it’s wonderful to do what you love, to apply design principles to a real boat. That’s probably why OCEA Yachts and I were able to work together in complete confidence.”
This is undoubtedly what encouraged the two partners to go further in their shared vision and to imagine the OCEA Nemo 50 Ice. The yacht appears here in its final version, totally dedicated to exploration and extreme conditions, capable of cruising the wildest shores of the Arctic and Antarctic in complete safety, superior comfort and with the necessary tenders to be able to explore to your heart’s desire. Even if it means giving up its dual aft deck: “We’re not talking about setting up an expedition,” smiles the architect, “but of having on board everything you need to venture deep into unique landscapes.”
Mission accomplished with two large tenders that can comfortably approach the most rudimentary port facilities and two RIBs to get as close as possible to the sea ice. Of course, the architect made sure to emphasize the yacht’s aesthetics. The trappings of a rugged adventurer transcend the lines of the OCEA Nemo. “The size of the Nemo 50 Ice is also a guarantee of excellent sea handling capabilities. These are qualities it shares with the other boats in the OCEA Nemo range,” adds Fulvio de Simoni.
To navigate in the Polar Regions, the Nemo 50 Ice features shafts and propellers instead of propulsion pods, as well as some special modifications, including a reinforced hull and smaller windows on the main deck. “OCEA really excels at this kind of adaptation,” says Fulvio de Simoni. “The lightweight aluminium also limits the draft, for greater safety.” The aft deck is equipped with davits on each side to facilitate the launching of the main tenders, even in extreme weather conditions. And boarding the tenders is easy and safe from the wide access platform… The sheltered upper terrace where guests can enjoy the most stunning views puts the finishing touch on this amazing superyacht. “One thing all OCEA yachts have in common is that they can cruise for long periods of time,” says Fulvio de Simoni. “But this yacht is designed with a different objective in mind, namely to explore the oceans to the fullest.” All the oceans, without exception.
|Naval Architect||Fulvio De Simoni|
|Length overall||50.00 m|
|Max draft||2.30 m|
|Max speed||16.0 kts|
|Cruising Speed||14.0 kts|
|Range||5 000 NM @ 10 knots|