New Ducale 88 model revealed by Ocean King

Written by Vivian Hendriksz

Italian shipyard Ocean King has unveiled a new 88 model within its Ducale series. The 26.8-metre concept is part of its line of explorer yachts and features exterior and interior design by the Venice-based VYD Studio.Ocean King 88 Ducale Series exterior designPhoto: Ocean KingThe Ducale 88 is said to offer the finishing and styling of a “megayacht” while featuring “a more practical at-sea solution” inspired by the “commercial shipping field,” according to Ocean King. The concept offers an interior volume of 218 GT, featuring 185 square metres of interior together with a 160 square metre deck with close access to the sea. Ocean King 88 Ducale Series exterior designPhoto: Ocean KingIt will consist of a full-displacement bulbous bow, steel hull with an aluminium superstructure, offering guests “style, volume, safety and comfort at sea.” Featuring five double staterooms, including a full-beam master suite on the main deck, she will be able to accommodate ten guests in addition to four crew members in two cabins. Ocean King 88 Ducale Series layoutPhoto: Ocean KingOcean King 88 Ducale Series layoutPhoto: Ocean KingOcean King 88 Ducale Series layoutPhoto: Ocean King“This yacht offers a lot of space,” says Paolo Dose of VYD Studio. “This 27m yacht can offer superyacht accommodation levels without the owners and guests having to live on top of each other.” Powered by twin MAN D2868 LE421 441kW engines, the Ducale 88 will have a top speed of 11.5 knots, to ensure it can capably cross oceans. Ocean King 88 Ducale Series exterior designPhoto: Ocean King“The Ducale 88 is a logical addition to Ocean King’s Ducale series,” comments Alberto Ballarin of Ocean King. “In this competitive sector of the market, practicality, interior volume, superyacht quality, and comfort at sea are what we believe the customers want. The Ducale exceeds in every area and way more.”  

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