New in 2012
LENGTH: 290ft. 4in. (88.5m)
SHIPYARD: Oceanco, Holland
In April 2012, the Oceanco crew bid farewell to the latest yacht to come out of its yard in Alblasserdam, the Netherlands. 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. That said, Nirvana is much larger than that other yacht—Anastasia. In spite of her imposing dimensions—including a beam of 46 feet-7 inches (14.2 meters)—Nirvana (formerly Y-707) has harmonious proportions and a pleasant paint scheme emphasizing her graceful lines. The yacht’s interior uses eucalyptus, teak and white onyx blended with natural materials, fabrics and colors. Her versatile layout includes a large garage equipped with custom-built limousine tenders and the latest in water toys, an outdoor oval pool with height-adjustable floor, a spa pool and a sunbathing area, plus a dedicated indoor 3-D cinema. Six comfortable guest suites include a master suite with private terrace and Jacuzzi. Captain Brett Fillis and crew took delivery of the yacht in late spring, prepared the yacht for her maiden cruise—including perhaps a fill-up of her 73,968-gallon fuel tanks—and headed for the South of France. Twin MTU engines (4,830hp each) give the aluminum and steel yacht with bulbous bow a top speed of about 18.5 knots.
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