Oceanemo 55: the biggest of the sport utility yacht series
Thursday, July 6, 2017 6:35 AM
After the success of the 33m and 44m models, the design phase of the largest sport utility Yacht in the NEMO by OCEA series has come to its conclusion with the introduction of OCEANEMO 55m.
"It is probably one of the most beautiful and smartest boats I've ever designed," said the award-winning Italian designer Fulvio De Simoni. "but it’s not just my merit, I must admit. It’s the very concept of the Sport Utility Yacht that initiated this line of thought: a free stern, the majestic superstructure and an important bow are all typical features of the OCEANEMO that work together making the lines of this series so beautiful and pleasing to the eye. Never before have we seen a boat of this size able to offer so much space not only for guests but also for transporting and storing accessories, vehicles and water toys for the leisure time of the Owner, family members and guests. Obviously, the judgment is subjective, but, from a design point of view, I find that the volumes and the unusual shapes that characterize the 55 are perfectly in harmony with each other and certainly advantage this great yacht!".
OCEANEMO 55m further develops the guiding concept of the smaller models - 33m and 44m - well summarized in the definition of Sport Utility Yacht. The idea of going to sea on a yacht that goes further than a more traditional yacht, supporting a different kind of lifestyle than that permitted by the more traditional yacht, and based on a concept idealized by Aldo Manna - Yacht Developer and Partner with OCEA since 2005 – and aimed at fulfilling the needs of today's
Owners! This concept was then developed by Fulvio De Simoni for OCEA. The result? in relatively small external spaces, OCEANEMO can accommodate a large amount of tenders, water-toys and accessories all aimed improving leisure time when at sea. The use of space, the allocation of volumes and the design of dedicated and personalized equipment make every OCEANEMO model unique and one of a kind! All this without jeopardizing those "traditional spaces" dedicated to the Owner and his guests.
The OCEANEMO 55m is at the top of its range and offers in just 55 meters length and six decks, the ultimate in comfort, relaxation and the luxury of being able to embark a huge amount of water toys and amenities. A luxury that is not limited only to comfortable spaces on board, fully customized to the Owner's specification, but also the possibility of going deep diving with a sub, on an exciting trip with a completely equipped fishing boat, having fun with custom inflatable water toys and slides, water-jets and other toys, having your own personal vehicle embarked so you can go and explore the surrounding area, flying off on your own seaplane. The sky really is the limit of this incredible yacht!
The heart of the OCEANEMO 55m project lies aft. Fulvio de Simoni has succeeded in the difficult task of obtaining two ample spaces dedicated to toys: a covered hangar of 105 m2 and a raised deck of almost 130 m2 that permit the transport of all kinds of vehicles:
In the hangar:
- a tender-limousine of up to 9.6m length,
- a crew-tender of up to 4.5m length
- two water-jets
- a helicopter or airplane with folding wings
On the raised deck:
- a fisherman
- a luxury car or SUV
- a hovercraft
- a helicopter, a seaplane or even a personal submarine
It’s an almost endless combination! The only limit is the imagination and the desire for adventure of the Owner!
Guests onboard also have access to a beach area of 45 square meters in the stern area and at water's edge and a 42 square meter covered veranda for moments of privacy or bad weather.
The Owner can enjoy their privacy thanks to a dedicated apartment that encompasses over 65 square meters of pure comfort.
The spirit of freedom is further emphasized by the technical choices available for propulsion. Upon request, OCEANEMO 55m can be equipped with a hybrid powertrain, with diesel or electric motors. These systems are entirely designed by the OCEA shipyard, with its strong consolidated know-how acquired over decades in the design of military ships. The hybrid propulsion system increases navigation possibilities and minimizes the impact on the environment, further proof of the validity of the Sport Utility Yacht® concept.