Twenty years ago, Boston Whalers and RIBs were as popular with large-yacht buyers as they were with boaters who owned just these craft. They served as occasional toys or were used for utilitarian purposes by the mothership’s crew, and sometimes both. The more yachts grew in size, though, the more time they started spending at anchor. Suddenly, owners found themselves needing a better way of getting to and from shore.
Oceanco’s 290-foot (88.5-meter) Nirvana is a superyacht tour de force. Her distinctive profile cuts an imposing figure whether at anchor in Saint-Tropez or alongside the dock in Monaco. With her dark-blue hull, her flared bow, the swooping notch in her sheerline, and her bright caprails and transom, she is a standout anywhere she goes.
Sam Sorgiovanni designed the stunning Anastasia for an active Russian family. This yacht is an instant classic with beautiful details that also help conceal its recreational spaces from curious onlookers. A large garage accommodates water toys, including two custom 31-foot Vikal Sport tenders, a limo tender and four WaveRunners, all housed in the impeccably finished garage.
In April 2012, the Oceanco crew bid farewell to the latest yacht to come of its yard in Ablasserdam. Nirvana, the newest born in a line of fine superyachts, has a few stylistic features in common with an earlier Oceanco yacht. And that probably has a lot to do with the fact that the yachts share the same design team: Australian Sam Sorgiovanni and naval architecture firm Azure.