Ducale 118 Ocean King Explorer superyacht unveiled

Written by Georgia Tindale

The Italian yard Ocean King has revealed the latest model in its Ducale series of Ocean King Explorers: the Ducale 118. 

Ducale 118 Exterior Design Photo: Ocean KingThis 36.2-metre vessel will be added to the Ducale series from the Italian yard which currently includes the 88' and 108', with a 148' also under development. This series, designed by the Venice-based VYD Studio aims towards sleek, sexy, ultra-contemporary lines and styling. 

Ducale 118 Exterior Design Photo: Ocean KingOn the development of the 36.2-metre Ducale 118, Paolo Dose of VYD Studio commented that “since the very beginning of the project the guideline we have decided with the builder was to emphasize all the features of a true explorer yacht. We have then pushed forward the superstructure so to have an extremely voluminous aft space which will allow the guests to enjoy a versatile multifunctional area.”A full displacement superyacht built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure - as is typical for Ocean King vessels - the Ducale 118 was designed to achieve an elegant and timeless look on a solid platform and to offer a modern and distinctively Italian style. 

With her generous interior volumes of 402 GT, she offers a five cabin interior layout with a full-beam master stateroom on the main deck which incorporates an office, and an upper deck with separate captain's quarters aft of the wheelhouse. A crew of seven is also accommodated for on board.

Ducale 118 Exterior Design Photo: Ocean KingThe huge aft deck area offers plenty of opportunities for toy and tender storage up to nine metres long. With the tender storage on the aft deck, an enclosed tender garage is unnecessary and larger tender models can also be accommodated. When the tenders and toys are removed, the deck is transformed into a grand beach club area which can be covered by a removable sun awning or left open to enjoy alfresco evenings under the stars.

Ducale 118 Stateroom Photo: Ocean KingAlberto Ballerin of Ocean King commented, “these are exciting times for Ocean King. With the addition of the Ducale 118 to the Ducale series, we can offer to our customers a completely different type of Explorer Yacht. One that they can be absolutely assured of the strength and ruggedness and long-range ocean cruising capability that all Ocean Kings are known for.”Ducale 118 Exterior Design Photo: Ocean King



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