Oceanco launches 106m sailing yacht Y712

Oceanco yesterday launched its largest ever yacht to date, as 106m sailing yacht Project Y712 touched the water for the first time at the Alblasserdam shipyard.

Unveiled to the industry last week as she emerged from the Oceanco shed, and still as yet unnamed, Project Y712 is technically the largest private sailing yacht in the world, designed to travel under the power of her sails alone, unlike Nobiskrug’s anticipated 143m Sailing Yacht A, which is a sail-assisted motor vessel.

Designed by Italian design duo Nuvolari Lenard, and with naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects, Y712’s bow cover was removed ahead of her launch to reveal a sleek and well-proportioned hull shape, which cleverly disguises her impressive 2,700GT volume. 

Few details are known of the project, but it has been revealed that her owner tried to introduce a lot of new ideas, making her a “one-of-a-kind”, “innovative” design, according to Oceanco chairman, Dr Al Barwani.

The next stage of the build will see her three Dyna-Rig masts stepped, similar to those on board the Perini Navi sailing yacht, Maltese Falcon. 

For more information, visit Oceanco

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