The largest yacht built in Holland so far, Oceanco’s 117-metre Project Acquaintance has had its technical launch at Zwijnenburg construction facility.
The project will be now moved to the yard’s outfitting facility in Alblasserdam where the yacht will spend the next two years until the official launch due in 2021.
Also known as Project Y719, the superyacht is expected to measure over 115 metres in length, making her not only the largest yacht currently under construction in the Netherlands, but also the largest one ever constructed by a Dutch yard.
More information on the project is expected to be revealed later. It is already known that the vessel features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, and spreads over five decks.
The yacht is reportedly designed to accommodate up to 24 guests across 10 cabins, including 2 VIPs and the owner’s private suite above the bridge deck.
The bridge deck will host a touch-and-go helipad forward, while the lower deck will come equipped with a beach club, cinema, gym and spa. Meanwhile, the most alluring feature of Project Acquaintance is her main-deck swimming pool with a glass floor and a translucent aft glass panel, allowing to view the pool from different angles, for instance through the skylight in the spa-deck ceiling below.
Propelled by hybrid propulsion with batteries, two 3,500 kW electric motors driving propellers and four MTU 16V 4000 M33 engines, Y719 will be capable of a top speed of 18.5 knots.
The news comes right after the delivery of the 90-metre superyacht DreAMBoat to her owner. The latter is believed to be US billionaire and owner of the Atlanta Falcons NFL team, Arthur Blank, according to social media buzz.
What is more, Oceanco is now reportedly working on several more 100-metre-plus gigaprojects, including the 109-metre Y720 and the 125-metre Y721, both due to 2021 delivery.
Photos via Dutch Yachting.
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