Oceanco reveals plans for a new 100m+ facility
Friday, 8 October 2010
At this year's Monaco Yacht Show, Oceanco invited SuperYachtTimes.com for a breakfast meeting, to update us with what lies ahead on Oceanco’s horizon and to introduce us to the Chairman of the company, Mr. Mohammed Al Barwani.
Marcel Onkenhout, CEO, provided the opening remarks about the successful August launch of their latest 86m yacht Y706. Additionally, Onkenhout revealed the company’s plans for a new facility that marks the next step in Oceanco’s advance into the 100m+ market. Oceanco will be breaking ground on the land adjacent to its current facility for the planned 165m long x 52m wide x 32m high dry dock construction hall.
Oceanco showed a fast–paced 3D animation film to demonstrate all of the topics discussed. On view at the stand were the scale models of the new 100m+ projects designed by Sam Sorgiovanni, Nuvolari & Lenard, and Elie Saab. At the conclusion of Onkenhout’s comments and the film, Mr. Al Barwani chatted openly and amiably with the press about why he purchased the company. He also shared his positive views about the current state of the megayacht market including the plans to serve clients demanding 100m+ yachts with Oceanco’s uncompromised build-quality.
In deference to a tight boat show time schedule, Oceanco served all attendees healthy fruit-based power smoothies.