Oceanco showcases diamond-covered Project Lumen concept

Dutch shipyard Oceanco exhibited a new diamond-covered incarnation of its 92-metre Project Lumen at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, branded as the first of its kind in the yachting industry.

Originally designed by Adriel Rollins in 2011, this PYC-compliant concept was given an eye-catching ‘Sun King’ coating, which saw real diamonds used to create a shimmering effect across the entirety of the vessel.

The diamond-laden finish uses a patent-pending process developed by Jean Boulle Luxury, which is working with partners AkzoNobel to tailor its innovative coating for automobiles, aeroplanes and yachts.

Bertrand Boulle, chief executive officer of Jean Boulle Luxury, commented, “AkzoNobel sets the standards for coating in the yachting industry, making them the perfect partner for Jean Boulle Luxury’s high-quality diamond coatings.

“Sun King ‘Diamond Coating’ has a number of potential superyacht applications and its qualities are unmatched by any other product on the market.”

Oceanco selected Project Lumen to be given this treatment because of its focus on light, with extensive use of reflective metals, LEDs and transparent materials.

On-board accommodation is for up to 36 guests and the 92m superyacht features a sundeck Jacuzzi and a large spa pool on the aft deck.

Other projects currently under development at the Dutch yard include the 109m Oceanco Y718, which is due to launch in 2018.

For more information, visit Oceanco.