Oceanco Unveils 105-meter Expedition Yacht 'Esquel'

Oceanco Unveils 105-meter Expedition Yacht 'Esquel'

Oceanco has revealed its newest project, the 105-meter (345ft) diesel-electric driven Esquel, at the Dubai Boat Show. Created in collaboration with Timur Bozca Design, stylist Gina Brennan, Lateral Naval Architects and Engineering, and Pelorus, Esquel sports a displacement hull with a plumb bow, and was designed for extensive cruising to remote regions extending from the North Pole to the South Pole and everywhere in between.

A perfect blend between an expedition vessel and a sophisticated superyacht, Esquel offers the best of both worlds. She has a 230 square-meter tender garage for fast ribs, varietal tenders, watersports toys and diving gear. Her expansive uncluttered main deck, measuring 200 square meters has an aft deck glass superstructure with an enclosed pool and wellness area with panoramic views. This deck also offers plenty of space for accommodating locked containers of any sort, as well as additional tenders and off - road vehicles. For those interested in marine biology and ocean conservation, Esquel can become a platform for any number of scientific studies such as coral aquaculture - creating reef farms aboard to help restore our world's dying reefs.

Esquel has a very flexible layout and can be adapted to house additional multi-purpose cabins, first response units, seminar areas, and research offices. Esquel was designed by Timur Bozca Design. "Our vision is to create solutions by considering human factors, technology and aesthetics," Bozca explains. "We design everything for a reason-not just for the sake of designing. We believe that we must not only create for tomorrow, but also for the day after."

Esquel is equipped with a state-of-the-art sustainable compact diesel-electric architecture to allow uncompromised and autonomous operation throughout the world. With her strengthened hull and Polar classification, she has a cruising range of 7,000 nautical miles and can reach a top speed of 16.5 knots.

While the exterior of the expedition yacht is very masculine and modern, the interior is 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," said London-based interior stylist Gina Brennan. "Visible will be an eclectic mix of antiques and artifacts collected on his/her travels."

Images: Courtesy of Oceanco