One of Four Superyachts
Saturday 21 November saw the load-in of yet another superyacht at the Oceanco shipyard in Alblasserdam, the Netherlands. The Y707 is one of four 85+m yachts that are currently under construction by Oceanco. Built to the most rigorous standards, Y707’s completed hull was transported to Oceanco’s yard from its nearby hull manufacturer on Friday 20 November. Her hull was then joined to her superstructure and maneuvered into the shed the following day. All technical spaces are painted and ready for the installation of equipment; the acoustic, thermal and fire protection insulation is already in place; and the hull itself is fully sandblasted and sprayed. Overall, the yacht is promptly on schedule to continue with her interior and outfitting works for timely delivery in 2011. The Y707, measuring 87.47 meters, adds new dimensions to the superyacht category. She is custom designed by Sam Sorgiovanni, who created a yacht that ingeniously connects the inside with the outside. The use of glass and sliding doors gives the impression of a wide open space from portside to starboard. The owner, as well as his guests, will enjoy maximum privacy through strictly separated routes on each part of the yacht. The vast owner’s apartment has several rooms and a spacious deck, on top of the entirely closed forecastle deck. The yacht also features a helicopter deck with foldable wings. Furthermore, this is Oceanco’s first yacht ever to be powered with the MTU 20V 4000-series engines, resulting in impressive power but with reduced noise and economic use of fuel.