Video: Brand new 90m Oceanco Y717 heads for sea trials

Video: Brand new 90m Oceanco Y717 heads for sea trials

The latest addition to Oceanco’s fleet, the 90m/295ft Oceanco Y717, otherwise known as 'Project Shark', was caught on camera this week undertaking trials in the North Sea as her delivery date ahead of the summer season draws ever closer.

The Dutch shipyard has kept details about the project securely under wraps, but it is known that Luiz de Basto from Miami is behind the motor yacht’s unique and dynamic exterior styling while Venice-based Nuvolari Lenard headed up the interior.

In the film clip, it can be seen how the yacht’s sporty profile, with its harmonious flowing lines and organic shapes, is enhanced by a dramatic monochrome colour palette.

A white water line enlivens the black hull while, on the crisp white superstructure, extensive dark glazing and a black radar arch create a striking contrast.   

An image of Oceanco Y717 cruising on sea trials

The large glass panels point to how those on board will have full-height views from the interior, not only onto the aft deck but from the sides as well.  

As the luxury yachts cuts through the water, it’s also possible to take in her expansive but private deck areas. The slender yet powerful bow elegantly juts over the water,  a large pool can be spotted on the bridge deck aft and the main deck boasts wide side decks.

What's more, a private terrace, which connects to the upper deck owners suite, faces over the bow and includes a spa pool, and there appears to be an opening to a beach club from the large swim platform.

Other known facts include she is powered by t MY M73L engines, which together deliver 7,200KW of power, and, on her recent trials, she reached a top speed of over 20 knots.

Plus, her beam measures 14.2 metres, meaning her interior will be exceedingly voluminous and able to offer a wide variety of spaces in which to relax, entertain and dine.

Project Shark is expected to be cruising before this summer season begins and, as more information and images of Project Shark become available, YachtCharterFleet will be sure to keep readers fully updated.

Superyacht Oceanco Y717 resting on a trailer outside the Oceanco shipyard

While M/Y Project Shark is not expected to join the charter market, take at look at all Oceanco yachts available for charter.

Video from Dutch Yachting.


Ulysse Nardin