Netherlands based superyacht builder Oceanco unveiled plans for Esquel, a daringly styled superyacht, at the Dubai International Boat Show
Called Esquel, the yacht is a 105 metre displacement hull ‘expedition’ vessel designed for blue water cruising far away from normal boating territories. The strengthened hull is Polar classified, meaning that even the north and south pole regions are within its scope. Designed by Timur Bozca Design in conjunction with Lateral Naval Architects and Engineering, the styling is a mix of cutting edge superyacht and serious long range explorer, and it has the credentials to back up the look. A 230 square meter garage can house fast RIBs, tenders, watersports toys and scuba gear. Back aft, a glass superstructure includes an indoor pool and wellness centre as well as offering more space for additional tenders or off road vehicles. The vessel can also carry and deploy two submarines, a land vehicle, and motorbikes, as well as accommodate a helicopter.
Powered by a ‘state-of-the-art sustainable compact diesel-electric architecture to allow uncompromised and autonomous operation throughout the world’, Esquel can travel at up to 16.5 knots and has a cruising range of 7,000 nautical miles.
The interior, designed by Gina Brennan, is described as ‘stylish and warm with comfortable furniture to create the feeling of a home away from home’. “The ambition for the look and feel of Esquel’s interior is geared towards depicting the life, influences and home of a young explorer”, says Brennan.