Photo: Nico CartallaThe 2014-built 140-metre Fincantieri yacht Ocean Victory and Bloemsma & Van Breemen’s 43.9-metre yacht Arete (known for two years since her 2013 delivery as BVB44M) were spotted together recently in the warm waters of the French Caribbean.
Ocean Victory sports an exterior design by Norwegian designer Espen Øino and her interiors are the result of a collaboration between Rome-based Laura Sessa and the late Alberto Pinto. At 140 metres, Ocean Victory is currently the 12th largest yacht part of the fleet today and includes a wide range of amenities including six pools, two helicopter landing pads and a floodable dock that stores a 14-metre tender.
The all-Dutch yacht Arete boasts naval architecture by Vripack, and her exterior and interior both come from the drawing boards of the Edam-based designer Pieter Beeldsnijder. The high ceilings that form part of Beeldsnijder’s design optimise the space on board and the volume of 499 GT. One of the highlights on board Arete is the dedicated owner’s area on the upper deck, complete with a stateroom, spacious lounge and terrace.