Dutch shipyard Oceanco has delivered its new 90-metre superyacht Y717, previously known as project Shark. Photo: Francisco Martinez / OceancoLaunched at Oceanco’s facility outside of Rotterdam, the Netherlands in February, Y717’s sporty exterior was designed by Miami-based designer Luiz DeBasto, while Italian studio Nuvolari Lenard created her interiors. Featuring a unique combination of design and technological innovation, project Shark is the first yacht in the Netherlands to be given the official Lloyd’s Register Integrated Bridge System (IBS) notation and designation.
Photo: Francisco Martinez / OceancoY717 features the latest innovations in glass technology, including a superstructure finished in reflective glass, as well as panoramic floor-to-ceiling views onboard at aft, port and starboard. She was designed to maximise direct interaction with the marine environment as well as outdoor living. In addition, her entire upper deck is dedicated to the owners and lacks walkaround passages to ensure total privacy while offering them direct access to their own private balconies and private forward facing jacuzzi.
"The profile has a unique sense of contrast and homogeneity between the dark glass and the white balconies, providing a constant exchange in shape and lines between the two elements," said Luiz DeBasto. "My initial drawings may have looked like a futuristic concept, yet she is now a very real yacht on account of the execution made possible by the advanced technology of the Oceanco engineering team and by the vision of her experienced owner and his team." Photo: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesY717 was previously named project Shark as the wing stations when viewed from above bear a distinct resemblance to a hammerhead shark. At the same time, the mast in profit is shaped like a fin, contrasting with the flowing form of the hull below. Her interior was designed in line with the exterior concept. According to Nuvolari Lenard, the owners stressed no dark timbers, selecting lighter and delicate materials and fabrics for her finishes. The interior woods onboard include different hues of sycamore fiddleback, small details in tinted Brazilian carballo wood, and maple bleached grey. Other key accents include bas-reliefs; metallic surfaces and 3D cut leather panels. Photo: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht Times"The main theme is nature, starting from blossom cascades, and moving to feathers, fish, waves and so on," added Valentina Zannier, Chief Interior Designer and Junior Partner at Nuvolari Lenard. "It is all nicely integrated in a fluent feeling that would make every guest feel very comfortable in any room, any time of the day. The richness is almost invisible because it's expressed by the quality of the details and the tasteful combination of complete bespoke finishes."