By David Robinson
Oceanco has taken advantage of its presence at the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) to reveal a new 107m (351ft) six-deck superyacht concept by Ken Freivokh Design. Called Stiletto, the concept was developed by the UK-based designer at the specific request of Oceanco owner Dr Mohammed Al Barwani.
Freivokh told SB: “It is a very exciting commission because it is a design that has the usual constraints taken off. Stiletto seems to be an appropriate name because of its long hull shape.”
In press material the concept was described as a superyacht that “transcends all preconceived notions of interior and deck layout.”
Stiletto breaks with traditional design by having a double height saloon including a mezzanine and multi-storey atrium. A glass elevator and spiral staircase capped by a massive skylight, says Oceanco, show the “true extent of innovative design”.
Freivokh produced both the exterior and interior design, with naval architecture handled by Oceanco and BMT. Stiletto’s beam is 15.3m (50.2ft) and propulsion is provided by two MTU 16V 2000 M72 engines combined with a 500kW electric propulsion motor.
Onboard accommodation includes one owner’s suite, one VIP cabin that can be converted into two guest cabins, and six other guest cabins. This allows for 16 to 18 guests and there is space for 30 crew. Among other guest facilities are two swimming pools, a gym and cinema.
Both Oceanco and Freivokh are gaining increasing experience of 100m (328ft) projects.
Oceanco currently has two 100m-plus projects in build – the 105m (345ft) Solar sailing superyacht, which is set for delivery later this year, and the 110m (361ft) Jubilee motoryacht project set for delivery next year.
Freivokh has shared in the 141m (462ft) Dream Symphony sailing superyacht project in Turkey and also the 145m (476ft) Fortissimo superyacht built by Fincantieri. Ironically these projects are said to be the largest yachts ever built in Italy, Turkey and the Netherlands.