Dreamboat Flaunts Sailors Superstitions


Sailors superstitions did not stop Dutch superyacht builder Oceanco from launching their latest creation on the 13thof February.  Fortunately, it was not a Friday!

The new 90-metre superyacht DreAMBoat was successfully launched at the builders facility at Alblasserdam to become the builder’s 33rd launching in its 33 years of existence.

Built as Project Y716 the yacht is a first-time design collaboration between Espen Øino International and Terence Disdale Design.  

At 2950gt, just low enough to stay inside the scope of the Passenger Yacht Code, the volume allows for luxurious accommodation for up to 23 guests and a well thought- out crew’s quarters permit the carriage of up to 33 crew. 

The generous overhangs from the superstructure and cut outs in the bulwarks lend a classic and strong appearance.  “The overall effect,” says Øino, “is a yacht with clean uncluttered lines and a coherent design.” 

The design emphasis is on large windows that flood the interior with daylight and offer unspoiled views from the inside out. Outside spaces feature a large swimming pool on the main aft deck, an enormous partially enclosed sundeck with Jacuzzi and copious options for seating/ entertaining. There is also a private Jacuzzi on the Owner’s deck.

The interior design is sophisticated and serene and draws upon Disdale’s inimitable attention to detail and his hatred for gilding the lily. Nearly everything onboard from furniture to lighting is custom made. 

Featuring bespoke surfaces, natural wood, limestone floors, semi-precious stone vanities, parchment, leather and mother of pearl, the effect is chic without being overdone. 

High technology prevails from all aspects. For instance, this yacht includes a complex IP ship’s computer operating system as well as full carbon canopy mast house and mast which forms an integral part of the overall design. 

“It has been an intense project, but with some clear direction from the Owner, excellent collaboration between Espen Øino, Terence Disdale Design and Oceanco, we have achieved a great deal and are poised to deliver a stunning yacht,” says Dan Jackson, the Owner’s representative. 

Roderick Gort, Project Director at Oceanco, adds, “LaunchingDreAMBoat is an important milestone in the construction process of delivering ‘the Owners Perfect Yacht’. We are looking forward to delivering DreAMBoat after her sea trials this spring, and welcoming her to the Oceanco family” 

DreAMBoat is currently being commissioned for impending sea trials and is on track for delivery before the summer season. 


Length: 90m / 295ft 

Beam: 14.2m / 47ft 

Engine type: 2 x MTU 4,828hp / 3,600kW MTU 20V 4000 M73L 

Exterior Designer: Espen Øino 

Interior Designer: Terence Disdale 

Builder:  Oceanco Type: Steel Hull and Aluminium Superstructure