Oceanco Yachts’ History

Oceanco Yachts’ History

Oceanco Yachts, a Netherland and Monaco based company, has only been in existence since 1987 but has already Oceanco Yachtsestablished a reputation for exceptional design. In just 25 years, the company has risen to prominence as one of the finest builders of custom superyachts in the world. The privately owned company is strictly a custom-built megayacht builder, concentrating on vessels in the 80 meter and up range. This tight focus allows them to work closely with owners to create a fleet of exceptionally luxurious and memorable yachts, each with its own distinctive styling and structure. By combining sumptuous design and innovative technology, Oceanco’s designers are producing some of the most elegant and distinctive superyachts on the water today.

Oceanco Yachts’ history has its roots in South Africa, where a group of private investors began yacht building operations under the guidance of their CEO, Richard Hein. The hulls and superstructures of the yachts were built in Durban, South Africa, then transported to facilities in the Netherlands where the finishing work was completed. Oceanco’s transformation into a world-class yacht builder began once the company consolidated its operations, acquiring a facility in Alblasserdam and moving all manufacturing activities into the Netherlands.

Oceanco produced a string of successful yachts during the next few years. The size of their luxury creations kept growing as did their reputation for capturing the exact feel and design the yachts’ owners craved. Oceanco truly hit its stride in 2002 when Greek steel and shipping magnate Theodore Angelopoulos took over the company. He set Oceanco on a new course, embracing a marketing strategy that had them focusing exclusively on the 80m+ megayacht market. The company’s skilled designers developed the “Y Generation” of Oceanco Yachts, which soon generated a wide following. Built to the standards of quality workmanship and technology that Oceanco is now renowned for, they embody the ultimate in luxury, pleasing aesthetics, and cutting-edge technology.

Oceanco’s “Y-Generation” yachts are the recipients of numerous awards, treasured by their owners for the unique touches that Oceanco is known for incorporating. A prime example is seen in the stunning 82 meter superyacht Alfa Nero, which features an eye-catching aft deck bar paired with an infinity pool; hydraulic rams can raise the pool floor to deck level, creating a large dance floor or helipad. Dr. Mohammed Al Barwani acquired Oceanco in 2010, and he is ably guiding the company as it moves into the future. Oceanco is on track to complete a new facility this year that will include drydocks for yachts up to 140meters in length and allow them to double their capacity.

If this history has you craving an 80+ meter Oceanco superyacht of your own, Atlantic and Yacht would be delighted to help broker the deal! If you are searching for something a little cozier, we have extensive listings of new and pre-owned yachts for sale, including My-Chelle, an exceptional 120′ Sovereign 1999 for sale. Featuring accommodations for eleven owners/guests in five staterooms plus crew, this beautiful raised pilothouse cockpit motoryacht represents the most innovative styling and latest technologies of yachts in this class. Maintained in immaculate condition by a full-time crew, she is asking $4,800,000. Call Mack Carroll at 954-648-8989 or email him at macksyachts@aol.com for more information.

For over 53 years Atlantic Yacht and Ship has been serving the yachting community as an integral leader in the yacht and ship brokerage industry. If you are looking at yachts for sale, or thinking about selling your yacht, our experienced brokers are ready to represent your interests throughout the deal. Contact Atlantic Yacht & Ship today at 954.921.1500 or click here for more information.