Project Cosmos by Oceanco
16.06.2017

Project Cosmos by Oceanco

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Oceanco is definitely topping the leaderboard when it comes to superyacht inspiration by revealing, this time, its new motor yacht design, Project COSMOS. Teaming up once again with Miami-based designer Luiz DeBasto. The 90-metre project is absolutely astonishing the yacht’s exterior is made of glass, with the pinnacle being a glass dome-shaped observation lounge on the upper deck. With its curved, almost sportboat-like superstructure, Project COSMOS is a complete and interesting new challenge for Oceanco's Engineering department, which carefully assessed the feasibility of this design before revealing it to the world, and it is indeed the case. For example, the impressive dome structure was carefully analysed in order to guarantee its feasibility. “The glass dome, deceptively simple in appearance, is extremely complex in order to comply with regulations,” comments DeBasto. The glass panels themselves are UV protected and can be dimmed or coloured to enhance guests’ mood. Also, her glass panels are enclosed in metal frames and the supporting frame leans forward, not only to enhance the structural integrity, but also to improve the view inside the skydeck, where 3D renderings are already giving a clear idea of the heart of this superyacht project. DeBasto has created a flexible space where guests can dine under the stars from the comfort of a completely enclosed luxurious space. “This creates an interesting tension between being adventurous and being safe,” adds DeBasto. The skydeck has a flexible layout, with long lounges in the centre, a piano bar at the front, and many feet of open space between the floor and the dome above. Through the glass doors is an open observation deck with optional jacuzzi. The aft deck is a large terrace for alfresco dining, and the bow has a helipad, while the rear cockpit, up long stairs down to the beach club, is an infinity pool. In more general terms, Project COSMOS’ superstructure is much more advanced than most yachts, making it quite the contrast to the straight edges of a traditional 300-foot yacht. Luiz DeBasto has yet to reveal an accommodation plan for this 90-metre superyacht project, or even engines for that matter, but BMT Nigel Gee naval architects designed the hull for several cruising options, so it falls somewhere between a traditional cruising yacht and an explorer.

Renderings: copyrights Luiz DeBasto & Oceanco / Texts: Superyachttimes - Robb Report

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