Oceanco's 90m DAR Wins Top Honours


Barry 2019-02-01

Dutch superyacht builder Oceanco have been awarded top honours at the 2019 Boat International Design & Innovation Awards.

DAR with exterior design by DeBasto Design and interior by Nuvolari Lenard took home the Judges' Commendation Award for Best Exterior Styling for Motor Yachts 60m and Above.

Oceanco's 90m DAR Wins Top Honors at the Design & Innovation Awards

Criteria for the Exterior Design Award involves aesthetics and innovation. DAR's exterior is sporty, elegant, and high tech. 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.

The biggest challenge, but also the highlight of the exterior design is the unprecedented glass surface of the superstructure, designed as one continuous surface stretching from the Main Deck to the Sun Deck. All the glass is glued to the structure with no use of mechanical fasteners, which requires a very high level of precision. Almost 400 m2 of glass was used on DAR's superstructure. It is not lightweight, but on the flip side it replaces the usual amount of metal of the conventional superstructures.

The specially treated glass affords the owners privacy from the outside and at the same time yields incredible views from the inside looking out. Views and a connection to the sea have been important design elements throughout.

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